The Mandalorian Trailer Breakdown and other D23 news

At last, the The Mandalorian trailer – the first official footage of the first ever live-action Star Wars series has arrived. Here you can watch the trailer, read our breakdown, and check out all the other Mandalorian news that’s been announced at Disney’s D23 Expo today.

Merchandise and costumes

Earlier today, news came out that one of the show’s main characters, an Ugnaught, is named Kuiil (with probably Nick Nolte delivering the character’s voice). Besides merchandise like the Funko Pop! of the Mandalorian, and the exclusive pin for attendees, the costumes of some of the main characters are being exhibited on the main floor of Disney’s event. We got a good look at the titular character’s (Pedro Pascal) costume, as well as Cara Dune’s (Gina Carano) in this video by Attractions Magazine.

No Boba Fett

This morning, Good Morning America sat down with creator, showrunner, and writer Jon Favreau and revealed that Favreau will be inducted as a Disney Legend today. The host asked Favreau if the legendary Star Wars character Boba Fett is set to appear in The Mandalorian, which Favreau denied without hesitation.

GMA: Boba Fett, will he be in The Mandalorian?

Jon Favreau: Boba Fett is not (in the Mandalorian, ed.). They are all new original characters. I’m at a timeframe that is thirty years stretch of story time that hasn’t been explored at all, except in the Extended Universe (EU).

The First Official Poster

The show revealed its first official poster:

The Mandalorian poster



Twin suns beat down over a dusty desert, and a gunslinger walks alone. A powerful new poster for the upcoming Disney+ series was revealed today at D23 Expo, offering a glimpse into the world of The Mandalorian. The image, with an almost hand-painted quality, sees the Mandalorian advancing in a harsh, dry terrain, and his ship, the Razor Crest, behind him. Only moisture vaporators decorate the otherwise desolate landscape, while two massive sandcrawlers sit in the far-off distance. The suns shine through the desert haze, and one thing is clear: this is not a place for the weak.

Ming-Na Wen joins the cast

Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed that newly inducted Disney Legend Ming-Na Wen joins the cast of The Mandalorian. Wen is best known for portraying Melinda May in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and for voicing the titular character in Mulan and Mulan II.

Disney+ panel

Showrunner, creator, and writer Jon Favreau took the stage with Dave Filoni, who will be directing The Mandalorian‘s first episode. Some of the notes worth mentioning:

  • It’s Dave Filoni’s first D23. Filoni and Favreau are talking about how they met, which they also told the audience at Celebration in Chicago, back in April.
  • Filoni wrote one script, Favreau wrote 8 scripts.
  • It’s a whole new set of characters, in a whole new timeperiod.
  • If you’re a Star Wars fan, you’ll get to see a lot of callbacks and references to the older movies and the EU.
  • Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Carl Weathers, Giancarlo Esposito, and Taika Waititi joined Filoni and Favreau on-stage.
  • Taika Waititi plays IG-11 in the show.
  • Pascal says “It’s been a dream come true.”, getting to be part of the Star Wars family. The other actors had similar remarks.
  • There is a trailer!

Trailer Breakdown

The Mandalorian‘s first official trailer is finally out. Are you ready? Let’s dive in!


Stormtrooper helmets Mandotrailer

We start the trailer off with a look at these decrepit Stormtrooper helmets, lying in the sand.

More helmets Mandotrailer

More Stormtrooper helmets, hanging from a pike. They look like trophies, or a warning for anyone who dares passing by.

Razor Crest flying Mandotrailer

A beautiful shot of the Mandalorian’s personal ship; the Razor Crest. It’s flying over a terrestrial-like planet.

Razor Crest landing Mandotrailer

The Mandalorian is getting out of his ship on an industrial-looking planet. Seems like the ruins of an old city.

Greef Carga

Greef Carga (Carl Weathers) tells the Mandalorian that he’s got a job for him. This shot is from the same scene as the one that was shown at Star Wars Celebration.

Gina Carano as Cara Dune, looking great as ever. You wouldn’t want to mess with this one.

An Ugnaught (Nick Nolte?) riding a Blurrg, which is a callback to the Ewok movie The Battle for Endor (1985), as well as The Clone Wars.

A Twi’lek (portrayed by Natalia Tena) winks at the Mandalorian, while Bill Burr’s character takes the lead.

The Mandalorian, presumably exiting his own ship on the terrestrial-like planet we saw earlier.

The Razor Crest takes flight and soars above the canyons.

Death Troopers are still around, long after the events of Rogue One. Which begs the question; where were they all this time (during the original trilogy)?

A scared woman holds a child to her chest, she looks like she’s watching something atricious.

The Razor Crest is in the middle of a dogfight as it gets chased in space.

The Mandalorian holds his hand tight to his holster, ready to use his blaster when necessary. Who’s the blurry figure in the back?

Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito), a villain who still serves the (new) Empire as an Imperial Commander, years after the fall of Emperor Palpatine.

A nice close-up of our hero; the Mandalorian.

A swooper bike that looks identical to the one exhibited at Star Wars Celebration.

An AT-ST is wrecking house.

IG-11 and The Mandalorian walk into a bar?

IG-11 kicks ass. He and the Mandalorian seem to be on the same industrial-like planet where the Razor Crest landed earlier in the trailer.

The Mandalorian backs IG-11 up by utilizing this convenient gatling gun.

This shot is from the scene that was shown at Star Wars Celebration as well, the Mandalorian replies with “I like those odds.”, after the Stormtrooper tells him they outnumber him four to one.

We hear Werner Herzog’s character say, “Bounty hunting is a complicated profession.”, and then we get to witness a fightscene. In one swift move, the Mandalorian uses his grappling hook to tackle his foe…

After which he finishes him off with his blaster.

His poor victim has got some tough luck, as he is about to be split in half by the mechanical circular door.

One of the alien characters in the show is stuck in carbonite, much like the famous Han Solo used to be. We see more captured bounties behind him on what appears to be the Razor Crest.

Werner Herzog’s presence dominates the scene, as he asks the Mandalorian: “Don’t you agree?”.

The Mandalorian is set to debut on Disney+ on November 12 in U.S.A., Canada, and the Netherlands.