Jon Favreau’s live-action Star Wars series, The Mandalorian, is currently in production and the latest set photos taken from the show gives fans their first look at stormtroopers in the series.
Making Star Wars just recently shared a new set image from The Mandalorian and in it, fans get to see a couple of actors dressed in traditional Imperial stormtrooper outfits. Both actors are romping around without their helmets, so the idea that the two might be off-duty is as good a guess as any.
You can check out the photo of the stormtroopers by clicking on this link down here.
While it might not come as a surprise to some ( it is a Star Wars series after all, so it should have some stormtroopers in it), fans do know that The Mandalorian is going to be set in the 30-year gap between the Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. That’s right between the fall of the Empire and the Rise of the First Order, and with a protagonist that’s going to operate well out of the way of the Republic, that means that whatever stormtrooper’s around must be a remnant of the Empire.
Sure, the Empire might have lost the Galactic Civil War to the Rebellion by the end of The Return of the Jedi, the organization wasn’t completely vanquished by Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and his friends. In the opening crawl of The Force Awakens, we get to learn how the First Order rose from the ashes of the Empire, so it doesn’t come as a shock to learn that there might be a few outlying Imperial sympathizers walking around the background of The Mandalorian.
The Mandalorian doesn’t have a release date yet, but it’s expected to launch along with Disney’s upcoming streaming platform.