With movies, games, books and even a land dedicated to it, can there ever be such as thing as too much “Star Wars”?
We’ll borrow a quote from Yoda for this one: “Always in motion is the future” and the future is “The Mandalorian,” a new show in the Star Wars universe coming to Disney+ this fall.
The trailer for the show (which has nothing to do with time-traveling DeLoreans) dropped during Disney’s D23 Expo, which is happening at the Anaheim Convention Center through Sunday. A big presentation at the con was devoted to content for Disney’s upcoming streaming service, which debuts Nov. 12.
Here’s what the official Disney blurb says about the series, the first live-action “Star Wars” show: “Set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order, ‘The Mandalorian’ follows the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.”
Obviously, people are excited about it, especially if you’ve been missing the Boba and Jango Fetts of a galaxy far, far away or if you’ve been a big fan of the things Jon Favreau (one of the executive producers of the series) has done with Marvel and Disney properties such as “Iron Man” and “The Lion King.”
What did this viewer think of the trailer? Remember at the end of “Return of the Jedi” when the Ewoks turned the Stormtrooper helmets into a xylophone? The opening of the trailer was like that but with some of David Fincher’s “Se7en.” And it features Carl Weathers AND Werner Herzog, so we are totally down for that. And is that someone frozen in carbonite, we see?
Yeah, this looks impressive, but you don’t have to take our word for it.
Here’s what the internet has to say about this entry in the Star Wars universe:
I’m literally spazzing out over the trailer for #TheMandalorian I’m gonna cry
— Edmundo Escutia (@EdmundoEscutia) August 24, 2019
Some fans had to stop and watch wherever they may be. We feel you, Amy Ratcliffe.
I am not sorry that I just watched #TheMandalorian trailer in a restaurant without headphones.
— Amy Ratcliffe (@amy_geek) August 24, 2019
Ming-Na Wen was announced to be part of the show and fans were HERE for it.
— Jamie Jirak (@JamieCinematics) August 23, 2019
Some fans just loved the look of the trailer.
— Matt▶️D23 AND I’M TURNING 15 TODAY! (@OneCap8) August 24, 2019
This guy was so impressed, he’s already working on his cosplay for “The Mandalorian.”
How much for the costume? Seriously, I want this in my life like dear god I want this. That or my own cosplay of this in my life. So many feels. #TheMandalorian pic.twitter.com/6fKvUuFoiz
— Nate Buchman (@Nate_B) August 24, 2019
Also, if you’re confused about where this series lands in the various Star Wars eras, here’s a helpful timeline of all things Star Wars.
— Star Wars Stuff @ D23 (@starwarstuff) August 24, 2019