New York Comic Con has barely begun but the news connected to the convention is already beginning to spill out. Including the biggest bit of news, we’ve gotten about Jon Favreau’s upcoming Star Wars streaming series.
As rumored previously, Favreau has confirmed through Instagram that the series will focus on a Mandalorian character and will apparently be appropriately titled The Mandalorian. Favreau’s post speaks about how the character is in the same vein as fellow Mandalorian’s Jango and Boba Fett in the sense of being a lone gunfighter roaming around the galaxy out of the reach of the governing bodies.
This post also fully confirms that the series will take place in the still relatively unexplored (outside of canon comics and novels) time period between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. A period after the fall of the Empire and the growth of the New Republic, and eventually the First Order.
There is still a lot to be known about the series such as who will play The Mandalorian and what other characters will surround them, and if any familiar characters will enter the picture among other things. What is very certain though is that the live-action Star Wars show will be one of the main series to anchor Disney’s upcoming streaming platform.
It is expected to have a Game of Thrones level budget and potentially debut sometime in 2019.