Director Taika Waititi says Star Wars’ The Mandalorian series will adhere to tone of original trilogy

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Disney and Lucasfilm are working on The Mandalorian, the upcoming Star Wars spinoff series for the Disney streaming service, Disney+. Taika Waititi, who revitalized the Thor series with Thor: Ragnarok, is going to be one of many directors in the series. During the TCA panel for What We Do in the Shadows TV series, he shared some insight on the series and his desire to match the overall tone of the show.

“Star Wars is very different to Marvel style,” Waititi said. “They know that the tone of the first films really should be kind of adhered to. That’s what the fans like and you can’t really disrespect it, I guess, is a nicer way of saying can’t put too many jokes in. There’s a bit, definitely my tone is in there, the dialogue and stuff like that.”

With Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige has given directors a lot of free reign with the property, as we’ve seen with Thor: Ragnarok, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy. It looks like Waititi will have to tone it down with his style of humor. With that said, the director is still excited about capturing the tone of the original trilogy and is a fan of Boba Fett.

“For most kids growing up with those films, [Boba Fett] was one of the most favorite characters, even though he’s barely in the films,” Waititi said. “Just the idea of bounty hunters, the helmets are so cool. Just getting to see characters like that and getting to shoot with them is pretty cool.”

Waititi then praised Favreau and opened up about his love for stormtroopers.

“Favreau’s a genius and so smart and so good at what he does and creating these worlds,” Waititi said. “The scripts are really great. It was really fun doing something in the Star Wars universe. It was every kid’s dream just to see a stormtrooper. When you’re doing these scenes with like 50 or 60 of them, it’s pretty amazing. I loved it.”

Fans will get to see the return of death troopers and stormtroopers, and during the past months, Favreau shared photos of different droids including R5-D4 and bounty hunter IG-88.

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Synopsis: After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.

Waititi will be joined by other directors including Bryce Dallas Howard, Rick Famuyiwa, and Deborah Chow. It will star Pedro Pascal as the Mandalorian, Gina Carano, Nick Nolte, Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow, Carl Weathers, Omid Abtahi, and Werner Herzog.

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