Taika Waititi opened up about the upcoming series Star Wars: The Mandalorian at today’s TCA’s.
Waititi spoke to the press after a TCA panel for the What We Do In The Shadows TV series, which he directed, produced, wrote and starred in. He first said that The Mandalorian‘s style will match the one from the original trilogy, even though he also included his personal touch on the episodes he directed:
“Star Wars is very different to Marvel style. They know that the tone of the first films really should be kind of adhered to. That’s what the fans like and you can’t really disrespect it I guess is a nicer way of saying can’t put too many jokes in. There’s a bit, definitely, my tone is in there, the dialogue and stuff like that.”
Then the director talked about how The Mandalorian will satisfy the fans’ demand for more bounty hunters like Bobba Fett. These characters are featured in several of the Star Wars films but they’re never expanded upon as much:
“For most kids growing up with those films, [Boba Fett] was one of the most favorite characters, even though he’s barely in the films. Just the idea of bounty hunters, the helmets are so cool. Just getting to see characters like that and getting to shoot with them is pretty cool.”
Lastly, he praised what fellow Marvel and Disney director Jon Favreau did with the series as a whole and teased that we will be seeing a lot of stormtroopers gathered for some scenes:
“Favreau’s a genius and so smart and so good at what he does and creating these worlds. The scripts are really great. It was really fun doing something in the Star Wars universe. It was every kid’s dream just to see a storm trooper. When you’re doing these scenes with like 50 or 60 of them, it’s pretty amazing. I loved it.”
We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all news regarding the exciting new series as soon as more information becomes available. Are you looking forward to The Mandalorian? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!
Here is the synopsis for The Mandalorian:
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 be available exclusively on Disney+ in 2019.