The newest episode of The Mandalorian gives the Loth-cat species from Star Wars Rebels its live-action debut.
Minor spoilers for The Mandalorian episode entitled “Chapter 4: Sanctuary” down below.
During one of the first scenes of this new episode of The Mandalorian, the titular bounty hunter along with his companion now dubbed “Baby Yoda” from fans across the world flee to a planet called Sorgan. The two enter a saloon and in one moment that will certainly delight Star Wars Rebels fans, Baby Yoda encounters a Loth-cat. The Loth-cat appears to be gentle at cuddly at first, but as Baby Yoda walks towards it the creature growls aggressively, much to Baby Yoda’s fears.
You can see how this live-action version of Star Wars Rebels’ Loth-cat creature looks in the newest episode of The Mandalorian down below:
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The Loth-cat species first appeared in the Star Wars canon in Disney XD’s acclaimed animated series Star Wars Rebels. According to the franchise’s official website, the Loth-cat species is described as follows:
“Loth-cats are members of the tooka family, and native to Lothal, often found in the grassy plains of the Outer Rim planet. They’re small, temperamental creatures, and while at times friendly, are still able hunters with sharp teeth and claws.”
Hardcore fans of Star Wars animated series such as Star Wars Rebels are always curious to see how certain characters originally created for the animation format will appear in live-action form. In the case of the Loth-cat, this is just the latest example of an animated creature/character making their live-action debut. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story famously included Saw Gerrera, a character from Star Wars: The Clone Wars and was portrayed by Academy Award-winner Forest Whitaker. The same character also appeared in Star Wars Rebels with Whitaker lending his voice to bring the character to life.
Do you think the introduction of a Star Wars Rebels creature like a Loth-cat teases that we will see more tie-ins with the animated series to further promote the canon? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news on The Mandalorian and the rest of the Star Wars universe both in live-action and animation.
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 first four episodes of The Mandalorian and the complete Star Wars Rebels series are now available to stream on Disney+.
New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team
DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, "Aqualad".
"Aqualad" will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.
These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.
You can check out the rest of the gallery for "Aqualad" by clicking "Next".
Here is the official synopsis for season two:
In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.
The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.
Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.
Source: DC Universe