‘The Mandalorian’ Trailer Sees the Return of ‘80s-Style Star Wars Action
‘The Mandalorian’ Trailer Sees the Return of ‘80s-Style Star Wars Action


If you haven’t been a fan of Disney’s new age Star Wars offerings and find yourself longing for the days of the OG trilogy, you’re in luck. The upcoming series The Mandalorian has unveiled its first trailer, and it looks every bit the old school Star Wars experience we were hoping for.


The new series, which is created, written, and executive produced by Jon Favreau, tells the story of a (so far) unnamed Mandalorian bounty hunter in the vein of Boba Fett. Some fans theorize that the series actually is secretly about Boba, but those rumors remain unconfirmed. What we do know is that the series looks awesome, and will delve into the seedy underbelly of the Star Wars universe that we first caught a glimpse of in the original trilogy.


The trailer is light on story and dialogue, but boy does it set a mood. We’ve got Stormtrooper helmets on pikes, awesome-looking alien creatures that appear to have been created with practical effects, a prisoner encased in carbonite, a flirty Twi’lek, and star Pedro Pascal swaggering around and kicking butt in that iconic Mandalorian armor that looks just as cool today as it did 39 years ago in The Empire Strikes Back. There’s even the legendary Werner Herzog to deliver the trailer’s sole line of dialogue, adding a ton of gravitas to the proceedings.



Here’s the series’ official synopsis: After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.


In addition to Pascal and Herzog, The Mandalorian stars Giancarlo Esposito, Gina Carano, Carl Weathers, Taika Waititi, Ming-Na Wen, Bill Burr, Nick Nolte, and Apollo Creed himself, Carl Weathers. The series will debut on Disney’s upcoming streaming service Disney+ on Nov. 12.


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