Topic: The Mandalorian, Disney's New Live-Action TV Series

Thoughts on "The Mandalorian," the newly titled TV series for Disney's streaming service, coming in 2019?

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2 (edited by TitanisEgg Sunday, October 28, 2018 8:01 am)

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"After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe."

This line bothers me. Is it implying that the story of Boba Fett ends with the sarlacc pit? If so, as a Boba Fett fanatic, that's extremely disappointing. I don't know why they feel the need to create their own underworld mandalorian gunslinger character when a perfectly good and well loved one already exists. Especially considering the character of Boba Fett has been so underutilized thus far in the new canon aside from a couple brief, poorly done portrayals (From A Certain Point of View and Marvel Star Wars 2015). So is that it then? In the new canon, all Boba Fett amounts to is just a guy who led the empire to Han and Leia on Bespin then died an embarrassing death in ROTJ? Quite different than the Boba Fett from the EU who held his ground in a battle against Darth Vader,  single handedly defeated an entire military base full of imperial forces (No Disintegrations, Please), and against all odds cheated death on multiple occasions through cunning skill, grit, and intelligence. Maybe I'm overreacting, but the lack of attention that the character is receiving is beginning to frustrate me.

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Excellent insight, TitanisEgg.

They're definitely pivoting to a new character, perhaps to have a fresh start. As one who reviews the #BobaFett hashtag on social media daily, the original bounty hunter certainly has lovers and haters. That could make it a risky bet to headline a film.

Hopefully we'll still get more in the current canon, as indicated with new toys and other merch almost on a weekly basis. It sure would be nice to get a *great* story, since -- agreed -- "From A Certain Point of View" did no justice.

Perhaps the synopsis was more of a name-drop, to suggest this new character is not a Fett?

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Perhaps. In my opinion the best way to quiet many of the haters would be to show Boba Fett living up to all the hype on screen, whether it be in a film or tv series. Make him more than a cool looking set of armor. I'm not sure I'd even want a film with Fett as the sole main character, but maybe as a part of an entourage of protagonists or just a cameo a la the Darth Vader scene in Rogue One. Some bite to back up the bark.

Maybe The Mandalorian will end with this new character removing his helmet only to reveal himself as a post-sarlacc Boba Fett the whole time! I can fantasize.

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Good thinking! A Boba cameo would be amazing, but we'll see soon in 2019.

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Up,

Do you think the Mandalorian can be Boba ?

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Boba Fett french wrote:

Do you think the Mandalorian can be Boba ?

Unfortunately, no. The official synopsis for the series specifically says "after" the stories of Jango and Boba.

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8 (edited by Boba Fett french Wednesday, March 6, 2019 6:54 am)

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Yeah, that's the problem ... Can it be a trap?
This synopsis implies that the story of Boba Fett is over after the Sarlacc. Truthful? Bad wording? Or surprise?

This character seems to have too many similarities with Boba. The actor is not Morrison or Logan, not even Maori but we stay in a close style...
Cosmetic surgery to no longer look like a clone? Just a son (and be able to more easily keep a low profile once the armor removed ...)
Or repair surgery after the Sarlacc?

Unlikely, I know ... But if this Mandalorian is a new character, I do not think Boba will have a role in the show, even for a single cameo. I do not see Disney putting the copy and the original in the same show.
So I dream...

Bad time for Boba Fett fans

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Boba Fett french wrote:

Yeah, that's the problem ... Can it be a trap?
This synopsis implies that the story of Boba Fett is over after the Sarlacc. Truthful? Bad wording? Or surprise?

Very observant. "After" Boba Fett. We know Jango isn't alive, so could this just be further ahead that Boba Fett could have survived and later died of natural causes in his old age... ;-)

Boba Fett french wrote:

This character seems to have too many similarities with Boba. The actor is not Morrison or Logan, not even Maori but we stay in a close style... Cosmetic surgery to no longer look like a clone?

In the current canon, the Fetts aren't Mandalorian -- they just wear Mandalorian armor. So the new series might be more about "an" actual Mandalorian -- "the" Mandalorian -- with no connection to the Fetts at all...

Boba Fett french wrote:

But if this Mandalorian is a new character, I do not think Boba will have a role in the show, even for a single cameo. I do not see Disney putting the copy and the original in the same show.

Very possible. :-/

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http://collider.com/the-mandalorian-images-new/#poster

We have some news pics from the series! big_smile

(And some people were lucky enough to see more during the celebration - so jellous!!)

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"In the current canon, the Fetts aren't Mandalorian -- they just wear Mandalorian armor. So the new series might be more about "an" actual Mandalorian -- "the" Mandalorian -- with no connection to the Fetts at all..."

If this is a TRUE Mandalorian (and not one of those disgusting pacifist pretenders from Clone Wars, but rather a real Mando like Kal Skirata) then I will be exceptionally happy! I really, really hope this show is awesome as it looks. I'm glad they got an actor that sort of shared some of the same physical traits as Boba and Jango. I know that Temeura Morrison and Daniel Logan are New Zealanders while Pedro Pascal is Chilean, but they are similar enough in appearance that it kind of supports what I've always thought of as the human-born-in-the-Mandalore-system look. Similar to Mace Windu's home planet of Haruun Kal whose native-born sentient population largely consists of dark-skinned humans.

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The upcoming TV show features a *new* character, kinda sorta inspired by you-know-who

Doubts about the character's newness? tongue

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Boba Fett french wrote:

The upcoming TV show features a *new* character, kinda sorta inspired by you-know-who

Doubts about the character's newness? tongue

Some people think "The Mandalorian" might be Boba Fett, so just clarifying it's not Boba Fett. ;-)

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Yeah. Officially.
5 years after the return of the Jedi, Tatooine, Mandalorian armor, bounty hunter, Holiday Special weapon, similar age.

"The best in the parsec" "Very expensive"

I'm waiting for the twist

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Boba Fett french wrote:

Yeah. Officially.
5 years after the return of the Jedi, Tatooine, Mandalorian armor, bounty hunter, Holiday Special weapon, similar age.

"The best in the parsec" "Very expensive"

I'm waiting for the twist

YES. 100% agreed.

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Who will be getting Disney+ to watch The Mandalorian this November?

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Picked this up today at Boxlunch.