The Mandalorian Trailer Sets Up the First Live-Action Star Wars Series

The Mandalorian Trailer Sets Up the First Live-Action Star Wars Series

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Pedro Pascal in The Mandalorian trailer

Highlights
  • The Mandalorian release date is November 12 on Disney+
  • First trailer goes for a more atmospheric look
  • Jon Favreau is creator, showrunner of The Mandalorian

The Mandalorian trailer is here. At Disney’s D23 Expo in California on Friday, Lucasfilm released the first trailer for the first live-action Star Wars series — The Mandalorian — which gives us our first proper look at what the Jon Favreau-created show will look like. The one-and-a-half minute Mandalorian trailer is largely silent, instead aiming to give Star Wars fans an atmospheric look at the show’s setting and its characters. Set a few years after the fall of the Empire in Return of the Jedi, The Mandalorian follows “a lone gunfighter (Pedro Pascal) in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the New Republic’s authority.”

The first Mandalorian trailer opens with Stormtrooper helmets on spikes, a stark image for a franchise that has always tried to be family friendly. We then see a spaceship, belonging to the title character, fly over a forest, before he walks into a cantina and meets with bounty hunter guild leader Greef Carga (Carl Weathers). The spaceship then flies over a barren, broken landscape. Cut to glimpses of former Rebel Shock Trooper Cara Dune (Gina Carano), Giancarlo Esposito’s villainous character, a bunch of aliens, and a row of what looks like Shadow Stormtroopers lining up as a firing squad.