Everything We Learned About ‘The Mandalorian’ at the Star Wars Celebration Panel

/Film | 4/14/2019 | Jacob Hall
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Live-action Star Wars stories have always been on the big screen, with only animated tales getting a shot on television. Until now. The Mandalorian is the first live-action Star Wars TV series and Disney knows this is a big deal – it’s being positioned as the flagship series for the new Disney+ streaming service. Much like how CBS used a new Star Trek show to draw people into their new subscription service, Disney and Lucasfilm know that all it takes is one great show to get people hooked…and the next chapter in a beloved franchise certainly helps get people through the door.

In case you weren’t able to attend Star Wars Celebration panel or watch the live stream of the event, we’ve got you covered. Here’s everything you need to know about The Mandalorian, collected from the panel.

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The panel for The Mandalorian kicked off with Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm, taking the stage alongside executive producer Jon Favreau and director Dave Filoni. It was an impressive line-up: a powerful creative executive, the director of Iron Man and The Jungle Book, and the mind behind Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels.

Kennedy kicked things off by noting that Favreau is a lifelong Star Wars fan and that he brough The Mandalorian straight to her:

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“When we found out that Disney+ was going to let us make TV shows, we got so excited. And Jon sat down and pitched the idea of Mandalorian. And we were so excited to bring this idea to the screen.”

Of course, she also praised Filoni, whose animated shows have kept Star Wars fandom (and Star Wars itself) fresh and interesting in the years between movies:

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“We were so excited that there was an opportunity to bring this to the screen. And I get the feeling that everyone in...
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