‘Star Wars’: Taika Waititi’s ‘The Mandalorian’ Character Is Connected To Boba Fett

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During the FX  television critics association panel, Taika Waititi commented on his character in The Mandalorian and their connection to the fan-favorite Star Wars bounty hunter Boba Fett.

Disney’s The Mandalorian is set to premiere on the company’s upcoming streaming service and Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi will helm some episodes of the series. However, the filmmaker will also portray a character on the show and though he would not divulge too many details on the role, he did recount his experience working on the series:

“I really loved it. [Jon] Favreau is a genius and so smart, and so good at what he does creating these worlds. The scripts are really great. It was fun doing something in the Star Wars universe. It’s every kid’s dream to just see a Stormtrooper, so when you’re doing scenes with 50 or 60 of them, it’s amazing. I loved it.”

Taika Waititi also revealed his character will have something to do with the famous bounty hunter Boba Fett and commented on the character’s popularity:

“For most kids growing up with those films, Boba Fett is a favorite character even though he’s barely in the films. Getting to see characters like that, and being in the shoot with them is pretty cool.”

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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 stars Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow, Carl Weathers, Omid Abtahi, Werner Herzog, and Nick Nolte. The series was written by Jon Favreau, who also serves as an executive producer alongside Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy, and Colin Wilson. Karen Gilchrist is also on board as a co-executive producer.

Dave Filoni will direct the first episode of the series and additional episodes will be helmed by Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi, Jurassic World star Bryce Dallas Howard, Dope director Rick Famuyiwa, and Jessica Jones episode director Deborah Chow.

The Mandalorian will be available exclusively on Disney+ in 2019.


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