The first live action Star Wars series; The Mandalorian, will explore where the First Order came from.
Director Dave Filoni and Showrunner Jon Favreau recently spoke about the gaps that the first live action Star Wars series; The Mandalorian will fill in, explaining where the First Order came from after the Empire’s destruction. While the Star Wars show might not explore villainous characters like Supreme Leader Snoke or General Hux, The Mandalorian will explain how the First Order gathered power in the outer reaches of the universe before returning.
The Mandalorian will draw from across the entire Star Wars saga so far, as well as the animated series and books to tell its story. Dave Filoni explained that just because the Empire had been defeated, doesn’t necessarily mean that the universe was instantly fine again. They also mention the 30 year gap between the Empire and First Order, which gives them plenty of scope for future seasons if The Mandalorian is a hit. Read Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau’s comments below.
Dave Filoni: “This doesn’t turn into a good guy universe because you blew up two Death Stars. You get that the Rebels won and they’re trying to establish a Republic, but there’s no way that could have set in for everybody all at once. You have in a Western where you’re out on the frontier and there might be Washington and they might have some marshals, but sometimes good luck finding one.”
Jon Favreau: “Also, what could happen in the 30 years between celebrating the defeat of the Empire and then the First Order? You come in on Episode VII, [the First Order are] not just starting out. They’re pretty far along. So somehow, things weren’t necessarily managed as well as they could have been if [the galaxy] ended up in hot water again like that.”
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The Mandalorian is set after Return of the Jedi and will explore the Star Wars timeline between the original and sequel trilogies for the first time in live-action. Pedro Pascal stars as the titular character, along with Gina Carano, Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow, Carl Weathers, Omid Abtahi, Werner Herzog, and Nick Nolte. Here’s the 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.
The Mandalorian will debut exclusively on Disney Plus, which is set to launch November 12 in the United States and some other regions. Disney Plus is $6.99 for a monthly subscription and $12.99 for a monthly subscription bundle that also includes ESPN Plus and Hulu.
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Source: Entertainment Weekly
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
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Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.