Star Wars live-action series ‘The Mandalorian’ unveiled with exclusive teaser
This is the trailer they were looking for.
Sci-fi fanatics at the annual “Star Wars” Celebration convention were treated Sunday to an exclusive sneak peek at “The Mandalorian,” the beloved franchise’s first live-action TV series, according to reports.
The trailer for the show — expected to be an anchor of the Disney+ streaming service when it launches in November — was omitted from a livestream of the event, but screened for a rabid in-house crowd at Chicago’s McCormick Place venue, according to Deadline.
Hyping up a crowd already buzzing from Friday’s release of a trailer for the ninth installment in the flagship film franchise, “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” were the show’s writer and executive producer, Jon Favreau, and several members of the cast.
“Fantasy fulfillment, that’s what it’s like,” reportedly said Pedro Pascal, who will play the titular native of Mandalore, home to infamous father-son bounty hunters Boba and Jango Fett.
The “Game of Thrones” and “Narcos” vet kept mostly tight-lipped about his character, who was revealed to wear a suit of armor similar to the mercenaries’ signature gear.
“The Mandalorian is a mysterious lone gunfighter on the outer reaches of the galaxy,” Pascal added, according to Deadline. “Some would say he has low moral character … He’s badass.”
In the clip, the Mandalorian and another character, Reef Carga (Carl Weathers), can be seen discussing a job inside a cantina, according to CNET.
The Mandalorian is also seen encountering a group of Stormtroopers who have clearly bitten off more than they can chew.
“We have you four to one,” a Stormtrooper tells the Mandalorian, according to CNET.
“I like those odds,” the title character coolly responds.
“The Mandalorian,” which also stars Gina Carano, Nick Nolte, Giancarlo Esposito and Werner Herzog, is slated for a Nov. 12 release.