The Mandalorian and Resistance bring excitement to Star Wars again


From the debut of Star Wars Resistance to the official unveiling of Jon Favreau’s The Mandalorian, you can feel the excitement over Star Wars content again.

Star Wars content has been in a weird place over the past year or so. There’s been vocal backlash to creative decisions – sometimes constructive in its criticism, but most of the time toxic – and a certain divide has developed over one’s feelings about the direction the new trilogy has taken. And this backlash spilled over into campaigns against Solo: A Star Wars Story.

It’d be easy to remove one’s self from the Star Wars orbit and not want to participate in the fandom, with negativity acting as a cloud over the beloved brand.

But that’s why it’s so nice to see the two new Star Wars shows, Resistance and The Mandalorian, finally breathe some excitement into the universe again.

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Star Wars Resistance was met with a very positive review of the show’s debut episode by our own Susan Lulgjuraj, saying “it’s perfect for any Star Wars fans, no matter the age.”

It’s a return to the animated roots of Rebels and Clone Wars, but doesn’t lose the focus of good storytelling and filling out the Star Wars universe. Well-known characters from the new trilogy like Poe Dameron, Captain Phasma and BB-8 are in the show, too, providing a supplement to their previous appearances.

There’s also several high-profile guest stars set to appear in the show down the line, like Elijah Wood (Lord of the Rings) and Donald Faison (Scrubs).

On a similar note, Jon Favreau’s live-action Star Wars show The Mandalorian was finally revealed a week ago. Favreau only provided a little snippet of the show – in the famous Star Wars crawl style – but that was enough to evoke excitement.

With news of guest directors like Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels), Deborah Chow (Jessica Jones), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), Bryce Dallas Howard (Solemates), and Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok), that’s a group that should have Star Wars fans giddy. The possibility of Pedro Pascal as the lead rounds out the building buzz around the show.

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In this deep chasm between Star Wars movies, something to look forward to is exactly what fans need. Resistance helps keep fans engaged and on their toes for extra information that comes from the show; The Mandalorian represents what comes after the new trilogy wraps, and fans are eager to see what’s in store next.

Are you more excited for Star Wars Resistance or The Mandalorian? Let us know in the comments.