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First Look of The Mandalorian: Pedro Pascal Describes His Character as a 'Badass'

First STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN Images

Watch our report above for the scoop on the show's timing, tone, characters (like Werner Herzog's!), cameos, vehicles, and more.

The Mandalorian will be released on Disney's streaming service on November 12, the same day Disney Plus launches.

Pascal's titular character is modeled after iconic bounty hunters Jango and Boba Fett from the earlier trilogies. Kicking off at 12 PM ET, the panel will include executive producer and writer Jon Favreau and executive producer and director Dave Filoni. "We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic".

It'd be interesting to know how things would have turned out had Jon Favreau not gotten to play Pre Vizsla in The Clone Wars, cementing his ties to the world of Mandalore. The live-action series will debut exclusively on Disney+.

Matt Wood, who is one of the sound editors and also voices a number of Star Wars characters in the beloved franchise, has revealed that there is a brand new LEGO: Star Wars game in development.

Favreau: Mandalorians were my favorite characters.

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A behind-the-scenes video also showed the diverse group of directors working on the eight-episode series, including Favreau, Filoni, Taika Waititi, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rick Famuyiwa, and Deborah Chow.

In the clip, the Mandalorian and another character, Reef Carga (Carl Weathers), can be seen discussing a job inside a cantina, according to CNET. Weathers will be stepping into the role of Greef, who sounds like he'll be a head honcho of sorts for the galaxy's most unsafe bounty hunters.

How does the TV show connect to the Star Wars movies?

In a scene from George Lucas' epic space opera Star Wars, the American actor Harrison Ford as rebel smuggler Han Solo draws a gun against enemies; behind him can be seen a fantastic space shuttle. (Typically they're called in for various events like Star Wars Celebration, but not to be a part of filming.) Filoni said the Stormtroopers ended up being a test audience for the crew. They told one story about Gina actually dragging a wounded warrior (who was a real human, not dummy) in a scene.

A galaxy far, far away just got a little bit bigger as "Star Wars" fans got a first look at "The Mandalorian".

"I like those odds", the title character coolly responds.

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