Next week, Chicago is holding its Star Wars Celebration, where fans are expecting to get our first look at the Disney+ series, The Mandalorian. We have had little info on the series so far, but rumors are flying, and we got some info from a reliable source this week via Reddit user JediPaxis about some location and character details.
I also read that the series has already been renewed for a second season! But, rumors. So we will see what pans out to be true. Here’s what JediPaxis had to say:
Tatooine is a main location of the show and where many of the leaked set photos take place.
My source is aware of at least one more location in the show that conceptually looks “like a mix between Endor and Kashyyyk.” The name of this location is currently unknown to me.
As many people have speculated, the assassin droid previously pictured in Jon Favreau‘s social media is believed to be IG-88 by my source. In addition to this, the droid is believed to be a main character and a sidekick/partner of sorts to the Mandalorian.
According to my source, his appearance may or may not be “different.”
Moderator’s Note: My source said he didn’t see scars on Dengar, although this could mean that the makeup was not yet applied. I don’t know at what stage of the development process Dengar was seen in.
Apparently, no 4-LOM
Moderator’s note: I’m not going to go so far as to say that he’s definitively not in the show, but if he does appear, my source is unaware of it.
Gina Carano‘s character:
Her plot line is said to be heavily intertwined with the Mandalorian’s.
Her hair is long and dark.
She’s shown in concept art on the forested planet.
No main OT characters (e.g., Han, Luke, Leia, etc.) in the show’s first season.
The Mandalorian’s gear gets some upgrades throughout the course of the show
Moderator’s note: This particular bit of information is something that I’ve heard from multiple sources over time.
The new armor is more uniform in color than what we can see in the initial teaser image, and mostly silver (similar to the helmet in the image).
The little armor that Gina Carano’s character wears is dark gray in color with a turquoise belt and gauntlets.
A Mandalorian blacksmith is featured in the show.
Various background characters use cobbled together stormtrooper parts for armor – a helmer here, a gauntlet there, etc.
Moderator’s note: Speaking of reused armor, it was recently pointed out to me that the Mandalorian’s right shoulder pad is that of a Scarif shore trooper (or at the very least, very similar in shape, size and color). I don’t think this is anything revealing or significant, just a fun little tidbit.
My source has seen concept art of the Mandalorian on an in-flight TIE fighter, blasting at one of the wings with his flamethrower.
An interesting droid appears on the forested planet
The head is of a R4 astromech with an antennae. The R4 head is attached to a very small, non-astromech body, standing on long, thin, inverted legs with bird-like feet, and two small arms shown holding a tray. Mounted to the the back of the small body is a bucket. The droid appears to be quite tall (at least average human heigh, perhaps even taller). There are some similarities to this image that Making Star Wars put out a while back, but the shape and specifics are different.
Interesting, I say as I maniacally tap my fingers together and/or stroke my invisible beard. Many things to consider and theorize on. I’m sure we will have a lot more concrete info a week from now. Until then, what do you think about all the info we shared? What do you think/hope to be true?