Lucasfilm has followed up on Jon Favreau’s news about Star Wars: The Mandalorian, with a few announcements of its own. First and foremost, we now know what the title character will look like, but we still have no clues who is playing the character. All we know it… it’s definitely Mandalorian armor.
This image was then followed up with some announcements about directors that will be working on the series. Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels) will be handling duties on the first episode. This is a big job as it means he will be responsible for setting the overall tone of the series. Following up there, some of the other directors coming in will include Deborah Chow (Jessica Jones), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), Bryce Dallas Howard (Solemates), and Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok).
Those are some big names, and one has to wonder if perhaps this is being used as a testing ground for people who may move on to a Star Wars film? Seems like a definite possibility.
Star Wars: The Mandalorian is destined for Disney’s upcoming streaming service that will launch some time in 2019. As for when the series itself will debut, we don’t that as of yet, but one has to suspect it will be close to the launch of the service.