The Mandalorian Will Feel Like The Original Star Wars Trilogy

Taika Waititi on the set of Thor: Ragnarok. (Photo: Disney)

Even though Taika Waititi is one of the directors working on The Mandalorian, don’t expect the series to take a different tone than what Star Wars fans are used to.

Speaking at the Television Critics Association Monday, Waititi was asked if he was going to be able to put his own stamp on The Mandalorian — similar to how he made a Marvel movie his own with the irreverent, colourful, and hilarious Thor Ragnarok.

“A little bit, but Star Wars is very different to the Marvel style,” he said, according to Deadline.

“The tone of the first films really should be adhered to, it’s what the fans like. You can’t disrespect it. Definitely my tone is in there.”

That’s about to be expected, honestly. One of the many reasons Phil Lord and Chris Miller were fired from directing Solo was because they were reportedly trying to make a movie that didn’t quite feel like a “Star Wars movie” — and that’s also why a seasoned veteran like Ron Howard was brought in to replace them. Lucasfilm and Disney executives seem very protective of the brand and are not ready to take wild, tonal risks just yet.

Waititi is one of five directors announced for the rumoured eight-episode series, which is being written and executive produced by Jon Favreau.

“It was amazing,” Waititi said of the experience. “Favreau is a genius…it’s fun doing something in the Star Wars universe. It’s [strange] to see a stormtrooper, and then when you’re doing a scene with 50 or 60 of them, it’s amazing.”

Stormtroopers in The Mandalorian confirmed, we guess?

The show is expected to debut on Disney+ this fall, and a first look is likely to happen in April during Star Wars Celebration.


    Good. That was arguably Rogue One and Solo's strength over the Sequel Trilogy.

      Both movies had issues for sure, but at least they felt like Starwars movies.

    Unpopular opinion alert: the original trilogy's story wasn't even good. The only good thing about Star Wars is the universe hence why movies like Rogue One were good.

      Absolutely my opinion too.
      In fact, I generally go one step further in that I like[d] the star wars universe in spite of the movies. None of them have been particularly good in my opinion, it was the universe they created which was awesome. The games and books is what really brought it to life.
      Even more unpopular opinion, it's also why episode 1 is probably my favourite film.... primarily because it exposes more of the universe than any other film seems to do..... It's still trash, of course ;-)

      It's also why I no longer have any interest in anything being created any more, as it seems it all needs to check off the OT nostalgia box for the cashed up gen-X'ers.... No thanks, I'll go back to my KOTOR and JKA and be happy, thanks.

        KOTOR is by far my favourite RPG of all time.

        I've been hoping for a remaster for years, I was so disappointed when KOTOR 3 turned into an MMO.

    Will The Mandalorian be on Stan in Australia then? Given their recent Disney deal.

      I'm going to wait till its all released, hopefully they have free trials like Netflix and foxtel and watch it in a day like last season of Game of Thrones.

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