Star Wars : the series 100 million has a title and a synopsis, which should (finally) appeal to fans
The Star Wars series is headed by Jon Faveau, as provided for the service of SVoD Disney, to be precise.
A series of Star Wars was announced in march of last year, with Jon Favreau at the helm as producer and screenwriter. The director ofIron Man and Iron Man 2, who plays Happy in the MCU and has lent his voice to the alien pilot Solo : A Star Wars Story, obviously has the confidence of Disney and Lucasfilm, since the budget would amount to a hundred million for ten episodes.
And the series, which takes place after Return of The Jedi and before The Awakening of the Force, and will be the first live (not animated) of the universe, is accurate with a synopsis and official title : The Mandalorian.
Robert Downey Jr. and Jon Favreau
The Mandalorian, a title not so mysterious, which is clearly thought to establish a completely new character in the galaxy of Star Wars, as explained in the synopsis official :
“After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian takes place after the fall of the Empire and before the birth of the First Order. We follow the trials of a lone warrior to the far reaches of the galaxy, away from the authority of the New Republic”
For fans of the saga, the Mandalorian (from the planet Mandalore) is not an unknown name. It is a group of very powerful warriors, made up of many different cultures. They have been on the side of the Sith during the great war, and confronted directly the Jedi. Almost killed them all, they are scattered in the galaxy, becoming merchants or mercenaries. An inner war was then torn the Mandalorians, again defeated by the Jedi.
Jango Fett (seen in the prélogie) and Boba Fett (seen in the original trilogy) have played a role in this part of the mythology, by becoming each of the leaders of the Mandalorians. They bear armor, in this group, which remains mysterious in many ways. They are, in particular, appeared in Star Wars : The Clone Wars.
In all cases, the synopsis leaves one to imagine that the story could be centered on a character close to Fett. Let us also note that the spin-off Boba Fett : A Star Wars Story, which is supposed to be directed by James Mangold, has not given sign of life for a few months and the flop of a Solo : A Star Wars Story.
The Mandalorian is a big bet for Lucasfilm and Disney, since the series will be offered on Disney Play, their service of SVoD supposed to counter Netflix. Series Scarlet Witch and Loki would also be developed.