AceShowbiz - Anyone who attended the Sunday, April 14 panel of "The Mandalorian" panel at Star Wars Celebration Chicago was surely lucky. Although the panel was available to stream online, one thing that was kept from the online broadcast was never-before-seen footage for the first ever live-action Star Wars TV series.
The panel, which consisted of executive producers Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni among others, showed the trailer, which started with the Mandalorian talking to Greef Marga, head of a chapter of the Bounty Hunters Guild. Screen Rant further revealed that "the Mandalorian is looking for a mark, and initially attempts to take every single mission Greef has at the moment. He's told to hold on; as Greef notes, there are other members of the Guild who have to make a living as well."
"Instead, Greef offers one unique jump, a face-to-face commission. Precious little information is provided about this job, but the Mandalorian accepts it regardless; he has to make ends meet, after all. After accepting the commission, the Mandalorian walks across a street market. In the background, a Kowakian Monkey-Lizard is being roasted while another watches from a cage. They're both real puppets," continued the description.
Elsewhere in the trailer, the Mandalorian met with an Imperial who brings an associate, a doctor, who nearly winds up gunned down when he interrupted the meeting. "The Mandalorian is tasked with bringing someone in alive; if his target dies, he'll need to provide proof of termination, but will be paid a lower fee. Curiously, the data and codes he's provided in order to accomplish this mission are 50 years old," it added.
The description also revealed that "the Imperial makes the case for the Empire being better than the chaotic status quo, arguing that the Empire brought safety, prosperity, and peace. It's a brief digression, but it indicates there's going to be a real-world political slant to The Mandalorian."
In addition to that, it was said that the first footage includes action scenes and the appearance of Gina Corano's Kara Dune. "Dune is an ex-Rebel shock trooper who's acclimatizing to life after the end of the war with the Empire, and she appears to be able to match the Mandalorian blow for blow in one fight scene," the description said of the character, who was later seen using a Gatling gun on an unknown ship.
"The Mandalorian", which also stars Pedro Pascal as the titular role, is set to premiere when Disney+ launches on November 12. During the panel, Pascal detailed his character, "The Mandalorian is a mysterious lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy. Some might say he has questionable moral character." Meanwhile, Carl Weathers said that his character Greef Carga was "kinda the head of this guild of bounty hunters. The Mando is a guy who he figures can get the job done."
During the panel, fans were also offered with a look at the Mandalorian's ship, called the Razorcrest, and it's apparently a homage to Jango Fett's original ship that was seen in the Legends canon 2002 video game "Bounty Hunter". The panelists also glimpsed a scene which took place in the most classic Star Wars locations: a cantina.
Among those who helm the series are Deborah Chow, Bryce Dallas Howard and Taika Waititi.