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Disney and Lucasfilm have released the first poster for The Mandalorian, the live-action Star Wars TV show created by Jon Favreau for Disney+. The series stars Game of Thrones alum Pedro Pascal as a “lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy” and takes place after the fall of the Empire in Return of the Jedi and before the rise of the First Order in The Force Awakens. While George Lucas previously developed a live-action Star Wars TV series, The Mandalorian is the first of its kind to make it to the screen, and it’ll be doing so with a hefty amount of anticipation.
Favreau wrote the show on spec, before he even knew Disney or Lucasfilm would be interested in such a thing. When it came time to executing the series, he applied what he learned while making The Jungle Book and The Lion King, which is what made creating a VFX-intense project like Star Wars as a television series a reality. He previously explained his cutting-edge approach:
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“In The Mandalorian because we’re doing live-action production, we’re using the Epic game engine and using that to do real-time in-camera visual effects. So if you visited the set for The Mandalorian you would’ve seen a completely video-wall wrapped stage and we were in there filming the characters in the foreground, and oftentimes either blue screen or full digital versions of set extensions in the background...
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