A new image from the Disney+-exclusive series Star Wars: The Mandalorian has the title character (portrayed by Pedro Pascal) face off against Trandoshans, a species familiar to fans of The Empire Strikes Back.
Entertainment Weekly has just released an exclusive image showcasing Pedro Pascal’s Mandalorian with no name taking on a pair of Trandoshan aliens in staff-to-staff combat. The species first appeared in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in 1980. They were represented by the Bounty Hunter Bossk being among the rogues’ gallery hunting for Han Solo, Princess Leia Organa, C-3PO, and Chewbacca after their escape from Hoth in the Millennium Falcon.
Neither of the goons that Pedro Pascal’s lead is facing off against are Bossk, but he and other Trandoshans have since appeared in Star Wars media such as Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars: Rebels, and Star Wars: Resistance, among other appearances in comics and books published by Lucasfilm Licensing. It would not be surprising to learn that these two may be fellow bounty hunters, though, as they’d potentially be business rivals for Pedro Pascal’s nameless anti-hero.
You can see Pedro Pascal’s Mandalorian face off against the Trandoshans below:
This will be the first time that Trandoshans have appeared in a live-action format since Star Wars: Return of the Jedi back in 1983. It’s good to have these baddies back, and even better to have them appear in the backdrop of the gritty world that The Mandalorian has set up for Pedro Pascal.
The Mandalorian is set after Return of the Jedi 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.
Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Disney Plus, Pedro Pascal, The Mandalorian, and the future of the Star Wars franchise as we learn it!
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".
Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.
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.