First image of Star Wars: The Mandalorian released

By Nathaniel Dalby - Mon 8th Oct 2018 News

A familiar face returns in the new image.

A Boba Fett-style character from The Mandalorian.

The first glimpse at the new Star Wars live-action series has been released.

Titled The Mandalorian, the series is based around the planet Mandalore and is set three years after the events of Return of the Jedi

The first image shows what appears to be Boba Fett - who famously wears Mandalorian armour - walking through some sort of market. 

This suggests that the series will follow the fan-favourite character, who seemingly dies in Return of the Jedi, or a character much like him.

As well as the first picture, directors for the first season have also been announced. 

Dave Filoni will direct the pilot episode after previously working on the Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels animated shows.

Deborah Chow of Jessica Jones Rick Famuyiwa of Dope will join him alongside actress and director Bryce Dallas Howard and Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi. 

Iron Man director John Favreau will act as showrunner for the series, with the creator teasing the show via his Instagram.

The Mandalorian is rumoured to have a budget of $10 million per episode, so it’s likely to have Game of Thrones levels of production values. 

Pedro Pascal is also rumoured to have been cast in the lead role, though this has not yet been confirmed. 

The actor recently left Netflix series Narco, so is seemingly free to be part of the Star Wars spin-off. 

Source: Den of Geek