The Mandalorian will likely be full of fan service for Star Wars fans — and we can’t wait. Bring on the tuning forks and flashy armor because we want to consume it.
When The Mandalorian premieres on Disney+ on November 12, fans are going to excitedly tune into to the first live-action Star Wars television series.
Jon Favreau is at the helm of the show and you know he’s going to give it everything he can from a filmmaker’s perspective and as a Star Wars fan. We’ve already seen it in just the few teases he gave us with Boba Fett’s tuning fork from the holiday special, not-IG-88, and a nod to Empire being scattered to the far reaches of the galaxy after The Return of the Jedi.
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It’s actually the type of show that will go a long way in bringing the fandom back together after the crack from The Last Jedi backlash.
So far, Favreau has hit on every facet that the section of fandom that is angry over The Last Jedi has harped on. It seems he has so far addressed those complaints (without actually addressing them), by including some “fan service” into The Mandalorian.
What do we mean by “fan service?” It’s Easter eggs, little parts of the story that longtime fans will appreciate and taking sometimes predictable paths because it’s what the fans want to see.
It’s not a bad thing — and sometimes needed.
If you look at the backlash Game of Thrones is taking in the final season, the fans are angry because what they hoped would happen and what is actually happening are two different things. It’s not so much the storylines — many assumed they would all die — it’s just the way many of them are going down and acute turns in the storylines that have fans disgruntled.
The Mandalorian will be a show the fans will want to see because Favreau seems to be creating a series directly meant to appeal to longtime and hardcore fans.
But it will also have enough newness and differences that will differentiate it from being a fan film (of which many are very good).
If The Mandalorian is all about fan service, then bring it on. It’s the show many Star Wars fans are waiting for even if some are on the fence about Episode IX.
The Mandalorian premieres on Disney+ on November 12.