The Mandalorian Gets Up Close And Personal With Some Trandoshans In A New Image

Stick ‘em with the pointy end, Mando’a! (Photo: Melinda Sue Gordon/Lucasfilm, Entertainment Weekly)

And no, for the love of god, before you ask: neither of them are Bossk.

Entertainment Weekly has just released a new glimpse from the upcoming Disney+ Star Wars series, set after the fall of the Empire in Return of the Jedi and following a lone Mandalorian hunter navigating the lawless fringes of the galaxy far, far away.

Apparently, those fringes will feature some familiar species, if not specifically familiar faces, because Pedro Pascal’s still-unnamed Mando will be punching up some Trandoshans.

The Mandalorian wades into battle. (Photo: Melinda Sue Gordon/Lucasfilm, Entertainment Weekly)

Or, well, whacking them with that Amban Phase-Pulse rifle of his.

We’d speculated getting a closer look at the Mandalorian’s gear at D23 that the rifle might be able to be used in close combat thanks to its weird mandibles — a throwback to the weapon’s appearance in the infamous Star Wars Holiday Special as part of Boba Fett’s arsenal — but it appears here it’s more just a handy tool to stop a the Trandoshan’s glaive from digging itself right into Pascal’s chest rather than specifically a close-quarters tool.

Still, those are some Trandoshans alright! The new makeup makes them look almost uncomfortably human, but it goes to show we’ve come a long way from Bossk stoically standing aboard the bridge of the Executor all those years ago.

The Mandalorian hits Disney+ when the service launches in the U.S. on November 13, and will appear on Disney+ in Australia at launch later in the month.


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