One of the most anticipated new features at the Disney D23 convention, which took place August 23-25 in California, was the first trailer for the "The Mandalorian" series, perhaps the biggest bet in terms of the Disney + platform, which kicks off. November 12 in the US and is due to arrive in Europe in the early months of 2020. The promise was that the series should have nothing in terms of scale and budget to films made from its original universe, "Star Wars", and The first trailer seems to confirm that.
The series is directed by Jon Favreau ("Iron Man", "The Lion King"), will have eight episodes and will be five years after the events of "Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi" .
The main character is the title Mandalorian, played by Pedro Pascal, a gunslinger operating in the confines of the galaxy, in a universe still in chaos after the fall of the Empire and still without central government, with a tone that its author described as being between the westerns and the old samurai movies.
The cast also includes Nick Nolte, Giancarlo Esposito, Gina Carano, Carl Weathers and German director Werner Herzog, as well as Taika Waititi ("Thor: Ragnarok"), who, in addition to giving voice to the droid IG-11, makes some episodes. Dave Filoni ("Star Wars: The Clone Wars," "Star Wars Rebels"), Bryce Dallas Howard and Deborah Chow ("Jessica Jones") also subscribe to other episodes.
The series, which already has a second season confirmed, will be available at the launch of Disney + in the US.
New features for the platform released at the D23 convention include confirmation of a new series in the "Star Wars" universe with Ewan McGregor returning to the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi that had been reported as a possibility a few days ago. new series from the Marvel universe ("She-Hulk", "Moon Knight" and "Ms. Marvel", this one about a Muslim teen with special powers), a new series about Lizzie Maguire, with Hilary Duff returning to the role that made her famous but now about the misadventures of a 30-year-old millennial in New York, and a new series featuring the short-episode "Muppet Now" slam dunks, released in 2020, released by frog Cocas on Twitter.