Star Wars: The Mandalorian Will Include The Bounty Hunter IG-88

Each new detail about ‘Star Wars: The Mandalorian‘ is making it sound even more interesting, and a new piece of news has bounty hunter IG-88 being part of the film! Showrunner Jon Favreau gave us the news as a Christmas present that this droid would be showing up in the upcoming ‘Star Wars’ series on Disney+ and we’ll hopefully be able to learn more about him. We had already heard a report that both Bossk and IG-88 would be making an appearance on the show, but hearing and seeing confirmation coming straight from Favreau makes it a bit more real.

Favreau shared the following post on Instagram and it is a present that many “Star Wars” fans will happily receive:

Merry Christmas!

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While the droid’s remains were seen in the junk room in Cloud City, it would appear that it was either a different droid or that the bounty hunter survived whatever encounter had put him there in the first place. It isn’t clear if IG-88 will be working on a case, making a cameo, or is wondering who is walking around in Boba Fett’s old armor.

Are you looking forward to finally finding out more about IG-88? What do you think the bounty hunter droid will be up to in ‘Star Wars: The Mandalorian’? Will he finally get an extensive backstory which is considered canon? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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’ is slated to launch on Disney+ in late 2019!