Friday, December 18, 2020

Photos of the Day: All Hail THE MANDALORIAN!

Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) and Grogu in THE MANDALORIAN - Chapter 10: The Passenger.

So surprisingly, despite the fact that I've been a huge Star Wars geek since 1995, this Blog entry is the very first time that I'm typing about the Disney+ masterpiece that is The Mandalorian! I'm not gonna recap the events of the show's first two seasons, but let me just say that showrunners Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni are friggin' awesome! To triumphantly bring Boba Fett back from the dead (and give him his own Web series, The Book of Boba Fett, next year; what a wonderful tribute to the late Jeremy Bulloch...who memorably played the bounty hunter in the original Star Wars trilogy), feature live-action incarnations of Bo-Katan and Ahsoka Tano (even though I didn't watch all episodes of The Clone Wars animated series), as well as Dark Troopers (which initially got me interested in Star Wars over 25 years ago), and now showing Luke Skywalker (still played by the venerable Mark Hamill) in all his Jedi Master glory, well... It remains to be seen how Favreau and Filoni will top this in Season 3, which premieres on Christmas Day, 2021.

Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison) and Koska Reeves (Mercedes Varnado) in THE MANDALORIAN - Chapter 16: The Rescue.

So many other Star Wars titles will soon stream on Disney+...including the much-anticipated series about Obi-Wan Kenobi (with Ewan McGregor reprising the role and Hayden Christensen returning as Darth Vader once more), Cassian Andor (again featuring Diego Luna as the Rebel soldier from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson will return as the former Jedi) and even Lando Calrissian (though it remains to be seen if Donald Glover will reprise this iconic role from Solo: A Star Wars Story, or Billy Dee Williams himself will don the cape in this limited series). Oh, and let's not forget that Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins will helm the next Star Wars feature film, Rogue Squadron—which gets released in theaters nationwide on December 25, 2023. Can't wait! So much Star Wars goodness at hand...

Bo-Katan (Katee Sackhoff) in THE MANDALORIAN - Chapter 11: The Heiress.

Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson) in THE MANDALORIAN - Chapter 13: The Jedi.

A Dark Trooper is about to apprehend Grogu in THE MANDALORIAN - Chapter 14: The Tragedy.

Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito) confronts Grogu in THE MANDALORIAN - Chapter 14: The Tragedy.

Din Djarin bids farewell to Grogu in THE MANDALORIAN - Chapter 16: The Rescue.

Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), R2-D2 and Grogu depart to begin Grogu's Jedi training in THE MANDALORIAN - Chapter 16: The Rescue.

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