The Mandalorian Is A Character So Much Different From Other Star Wars Heroes

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Star Wars: The Mandalorian is making its big premiere this November, and now that the highly-anticipated live-action Star Wars series is inching closer towards its launch, Star Wars fans are being given more details about the show.

Speaking in an interview with IGN,Star Wars Rebels and Star Wars: The Clone Wars showrunner Dave Filoni opens up about The Mandalorian, the first live-action Star Wars series that he's participating in as an episode director.


In the discussion, Filoni talks about The Mandalorian's lead character a bounty hunter played by Game of Thrones star Pedro Pascal. According to the filmmaker, Pascal's hero is a "survivor" who's always "on the edge of things himself."

"This show is dealing with a character that, to me, he's a bounty hunter, he's on the edge of things himself […] in the movies, we deal more with Luke, who's a character coming into his own, but he wants to do the right thing. And when you're dealing with the Jedi, they're obviously trying to uphold what's good in the light side of the Force," the filmmaker explained in the interview.

According to Filoni, Pascal's Mandalorian is so much different from other Star Wars heroes because unlike the Jedi with their principles and heroic arcs, he's just a survivor who's just trying to live his life out in the outer rim of Lucasfilm's galaxy far, far away.

"I think that what's unique about Mando is that he's basically a guy that's just trying to make a living in the galaxy. He's a survivor and he's just trying to find his way on a day-to-day basis," Filoni added. "And I think that leads to very interesting character moments and stories for him that are apart from some things we've seen the Jedi deal with more directly. He comes from a different angle because he's a different type of character than they are."

We can't wait to see what kind of dusty adventures the Mandalorian's going to find himself in. Aside from Filoni, other episode directors working on Jon Favreau's The Mandalorian is Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi and Jurassic World actress Bryce Dallas Howard.

Star Wars: The Mandalorian premieres November 12, 2019.

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