‘The Mandalorian’ Filmmakers Explain Why They Didn’t Want Boba Fett, IG-88 & Other Beloved ‘Star Wars’ Characters In The Series

The Playlist | 11/11/2019 | Charles Barfield
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In the era of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, many fans just assume that large franchises are always painstakingly interconnected. Everything, down to small characters and off-handed comments, should pay off at some point. Even though “Star Wars” is very much a cohesive universe, the upcoming Disney+ series “The Mandalorian” isn’t going to be as connected as you might think.

In a new interview with Vanity Fair, the people responsible for telling the story of “The Mandalorian” are quick to explain that the characters and plot that they want to tell in the series isn’t going to be as intricately connected with previous films and TV series as you might expect. The series is envisioned as a good jumping on point for fans of the films or those who may not be steeped in the lore as the diehards.

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And they definitely want you to know one thing, for certain, Pedro Pascal’s mysterious bounty hunter is not Boba Fett, much to the chagrin of fans who speculated that this was the case.

“If you’re a fan, you have a good idea of who Boba Fett is,” said Dave Filoni, producer and director of two episodes of “The Mandalorian.” “You know he’s a clone kid; you know how that affects him. I told a little bit of his story in ‘The Clone Wars.’ “So the clean space that you might assume is there, is...
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