Once Disney+ officially gets an international launch, “Star Wars” fans everywhere will all be tuning in to meet Pedro Pascal’s ‘The Mandalorian.’ We’ve already known that the series will help frame the rise of The First Order into power, but not much is actually known about the series lead. While director Dave Filoni doesn’t give any outright spoilers, in a new interview, he has both compared and contrasted the character to Luke Skywalker and gave us a bit more insight as well.
As to how this bounty hunter stacks up against the first Skywalker which most “Star Wars” fans has become attached?
“This show is dealing with a character that, to me, he’s a bounty hunter, he’s on the edge of things himself […] in the movies, we deal more with Luke, who’s a character coming into his own, but he wants to do the right thing. And when you’re dealing with the Jedi, they’re obviously trying to uphold what’s good in the light side of the Force.”
While we don’t know much about the new lead from the previews it is obvious that this isn’t a fresh-faced new character that we’ll be seeing and Filoni went on to share:
“I think that what’s unique about Mando is that he’s basically a guy that’s just trying to make a living in the galaxy. He’s a survivor, and he’s just trying to find his way on a day-to-day basis. And I think that leads to very interesting character moments and stories for him that are apart from some things we’ve seen the Jedi deal with more directly. He comes from a different angle because he’s a different type of character than they are.”
We’re not seeing someone who at first is strongly pro-Rebels or Empire at the outset. In fact, if we hadn’t been teased about The First Order’s inclusion, it feels like a theme that may not have had a significant impact on the story at all. This is someone who just wants to live his life.
Are you looking forward to Disney +’s ‘The Mandalorian’? What do your thoughts on Filoni’s comments about the new character? Let us know in the comments below!
‘The Mandalorian’ will be available when Disney+ launches on November 12th, 2019.