In a panel focused on the first live-action Star Wars TV series, a behind-the-scenes promo was screened, along with some clips from the actual show. And while none of this content has been officially released online yet, the social media response bodes very well for the show’s premiere later this year:
— Amanda Taylor (@geeklyamanda) April 14, 2019
Dude #TheMandalorian looks sweet. I love the minatures used like the old movies. Gonna be a great show. The “Razorcrest” ship looks sweet. Gonna be such a good series! #StarWars pic.twitter.com/i6skynp1yf
— Ethan (@NinjaPups) April 14, 2019
— Roger Roger (@RoGazga) April 14, 2019
— Zola's Algorithm (@Doc_Shades) April 14, 2019
— sᴛᴜ ᴡʜɪᴛᴛᴇɴ (@Stu_FX) April 14, 2019
— Sartaj Singh (@SartajGovindSin) April 14, 2019
Amazed by #TheMandalorian first footage! That western vibes is soooo cool, and @PedroPascal1 seems to nailed it! Congrats @jonfavs for a dream came true! #StarWarsCelebration pic.twitter.com/hSE5jbAYdN
— Mathieu Turi (@MathieuTURI) April 14, 2019
— John Maffeo ?? SWCC NOW! (@MaffManJones) April 14, 2019
At the same time, some fans who weren’t present for the panel have questioned Lucasfilm’s decision not to release the footage online:
— Jordan (@Bookercatch99) April 14, 2019
#TheMandalorian footage being kept off the livestream was not a great look, if only because fans will now get their first look from awkward fan recordings of the screen. Still, even this grainy stuff looks amazing…. https://t.co/tfQM2GsJnT
— Joshua M. Patton (@JoshuaMPatton) April 14, 2019
Like that last tweet implies, the footage is still available for those who want to see it. And while the various fan videos making the rounds aren’t of the best quality, surely it can’t be long now before Disney gives us something official.
In the meantime, the recent panel has yielded a fair amount of material for the internet to pore over. For one thing, Lucasfilm has just released several new photos from Jon Favreau’s series, which feature Pedro Pascal as the title character, along with Gina Carano as Cara Dune and Carl Weathers as Greef Karga.
The cast and crew were also in attendance to share a few details about the adventure to come. Favreau, for instance, painted a chaotic picture of life after the Empire’s collapse, when remnants of the old regime were still present. Meanwhile, Pascal explained how his character lived by questionable morals, before comparing him to the heroes of westerns and samurai films. Plot details, meanwhile, are still in short supply, but all will be revealed when The Mandalorian comes to Disney Plus on November 12th, 2019.