Actor Pedro Pascal has unveiled concept art for the upcoming live-action Star Wars TV show called The Mandalorian. Created by Iron Man director Jon Favreau, The Mandalorian will take place between Star Wars: Episode VI- Return of the Jedi and Star Wars: Episode VII- The Force Awakens, and focus on a lone Mandalorian warrior.
While the first look image for The Mandalorian revealed a warrior that resembled Boba and Jango Fett, the first ever live-action Star Wars TV show will revolve around a newly created character. It's widely believed that the inspiration for this specific armor was pulled directly from the canceled Star Wars: 1313 video game, which would've been a gritty third-person adventure/shooter allowing gamers play as a young Boba Fett. One of the warrior's weapons in the TV show is also believed to be inspired by Boba Fett's weapon from the infamous Star Wars Holiday Special. Now, fans can get an even better look at the character's armor due to new concept art.
Posting on his Instagram, Pascal shared two pieces of concept art that were created by the pilot's director Dave Filoni. The first image is a closeup of the Mandalorian warrior, while the second is a full body shot revealing the character with a flowing cape and a holstered weapon. While the images are concept art from the TV show, the sketches closely resemble the first look image that was previously revealed, only this version of the character doesn't have a weapon strapped to his back. Pascal's full post can be seen below.
While many details for The Mandalorian remain a secret, fans have been given updates as the series progresses through production. Favreau had previously given a brief plot synopsis for The Mandalorian, but recent reports claim the series will revolve around a Mandalorian warrior protecting a child who will grow up to become the heir of Mandalore. Aside from the story, the cast for The Mandalorian has been confirmed, including actors such as Pascal, Gina Carano, Carl Weathers, Nick Nolte, and many others. As for the show's directors, Filoni will direct the pilot, with Bryce Dallas Howard, Taika Waititi, Rick Famuyiwa, and Deborah Chow also directing episodes of the series.
This concept art doesn't really reveal anything about the show, but it's interesting to see what Filoni had envisioned for the character. The lore behind the Mandalorians have always been a fan favorite topic for many Star Wars fans, so Disney will no doubt have people subscribing to their streaming service specifically for this show. Fans still have to wait quite some time until they can stream The Mandalorian on Disney Plus, but at least they haven't been left in the dark regarding The Mandalorian's progress.
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