Update: StarWars.com has also released the first official photo from the show and a list of additional directors that includes Deborah Chow (Jessica Jones), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), Bryce Dallas Howard (Solemates) and Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok).
Last weekend we heard whispers that Jon Favreau’s live-action Star Wars series was about to start production after a batch of set photos surfaced online. Now this week Favreau has finally lifted the veil of silence surrounding the show by revealing what it is called and what it will be about. According to an image posted to Instagram and Facebook, the show is officially titled The Mandalorian, referring to Boba Fett and Jango Fett’s warrior race. The story will not, however, revolve around the Fetts themselves:
Some fans are theorizing that the main character of the new series might actually be Cobb Vanth who appeared in Chuck Wendig’s Aftermath trilogy and became known for stealing Boba Fett’s armor. Ironically, James Mangold was attached to direct a Boba Fett spin-off movie but there have been rumours it is on hold after the box office performance of Solo: A Star Wars Story. Favreau has previously stated that the show will be set three years after the Battle of Endor in Return of the Jedi and the first season is expected to be ready for the launch of Disney’s new streaming service in fall 2019. Are you looking forward to The Mandalorian?