Star Wars: What The Mandalorian has already gotten right

Pedro Pascal is The Mandalorian in the Disney+ series THE MANDALORIAN.
Pedro Pascal is The Mandalorian in the Disney+ series THE MANDALORIAN. /

The Mandalorian is still more than a month away, but ther are already things the live-action Star Wars series has gotten right.

There was a lot of talk around George Lucas’ thoughts of The Force Awakens. His disappointment in that it was too similar to Star Wars: A New hope was a lot of other fans’ disappointments as well.

But the part that got me thinking is when it was described as to how Lucas saw Star Wars. To him it was about new worlds and new characters. It was about bringing unknowns to the light. While the sequel trilogy has been met with mixed reviews – with many complaints the on the rehashing of a story line – it made me realize why so many fans are excited about The Mandalorian.

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The Mandalorian is tapping into the spirit of Star Wars while also offering fans glimpses of what they love about it. Take for example, the title character. We got to explore Mandalore in The Clone Wars. But when it comes to live-action, there thing we gotten to see of Mandalore and its history is Boba Fett, the mysterious bounty hunter who has a legion of fans.

But it’s not Boba Fett. Just someone’s whose armor is inspired by him. Now, we are getting new characters, new worlds in a timeline that hasn’t really been seen much by fans. Jon Favreau is giving us the unknown while sprinkling in a little nostalgia.

It’s worked.

I’m excited for The Mandalorian. I’m excited for the new characters and what they are going to bring to the galaxy. I don’t expect this to be like the  movies and that’s also why I can’t wait for it.

It’s different. It’s new. It’s enticing.

So far, that’s what The Mandalorian has done right through the marketing and the build up to the series. All that’s left is for the Disney+ show to air – then we can critique it on that.

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The Mandalorian will premiere on Disney+ on November 12.