Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni & George Lucas Pose on the Set of ‘The Mandalorian’

Production is underway on the first ever live action Star Wars television series, set to debut on Disney’s new streaming service, with Lucasfilm bringing in some A-list talent on board The Mandalorian such as:

  • Taika Waititi – Thor: Ragnarok, What We Do In The Shadows and Hunt for the Wilderpeople.
  • Rick Famuyiwa – Dope.
  • Bryce Dallas Howard – Solemates
  • Dehorah Chow – Jessica Jones

The series will be produced and written by Jon Favreau (whom’s filmography includes such titles as: The upcoming Live Action Lion King, Chef, Cowboys & Aliens, Iron Man 1 & 2, Swingers and more), with the first episode being directed by Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars: Rebels and Star Wars: Resistance creator Dave Filoni. The other day two took a moment to pose alongside the creator of Star Wars himself, George Lucas.

Bringing together the past, present, and future of Star Wars in one image:

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Wait a minute, where’s Filoni’s cowboy hat?

Favreau yesterday posted a photo with Lucas, on one of the sets of The Mandalorian. A very bar like set. Though with the Mandalorian taking inspiration from the Western Genre, I’m not surprised. It does have a “Dollars” vibe to it. Lucas is known to stop by the sets of the new films occasionally, lending his input or giving a ceremonial blessing to the production. With previous directors stating it’s an honour for the creator to give them his blessing.

The Mandalorian will have a 10-episode first season. Which apparently will have a combined budget of $100 million, making each episode cost approximately $10 million. So expect better effects than BBC’s Doctor Who.

While The Mandalorian does not yet have a release date at this time, Disney’s streaming platform will be launching next year in late 2019.

Written by: Connor Heggie