'The Mandalorian' trivia and 'making of' moments

Mar 24, 2019

Trivia from The Mandalorian television show 

The Mandalorian is the first live-action Star Wars show to be announced and it's the only one filmed thus far.

Here's some trivia that we've learned about it.

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  • The show is set five - seven years after the events of Return of the Jedi
  • Bryce Dallas Howard directed an episode. Her father, Ron Howard directed Solo: A Star Wars Story. 
  • The show was apparently set into production after Josh Trank's Boba Fett movie was quietly shelved. 
  • Yes, that was a Kowakian monkey-lizard spied roasting on a spit.
  • The lead character's ship is known as the Razorcrest and is a practical effect.
  • The dude frozen in carbonite at the end of the line of blocks is Moralo Eval who was featured in The Clone Wars.
  • Disney canceled the ill fated Josh Trank directed Bobba Fett feature film in favour of this show. 
  • Lead actor Pedro Pascal was the thirteenth actor from Game of Thrones to appear in the Star Wars franchise.

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  • The score is composed by Ludwig Göransson, who amongst many recent popular projects, worked with Donald Glover on his Childish Gambino identity. He recently won an Oscar for his work on Black Panther.
  • Nick Nolte auditioned for the original role of Han Solo 40 years ago.
  • Carl Weathers plays Greef Cargam the head of a guild of bounty hunters. 
  • Producer Jon Favreau gave Pascal Akira Kurosawa films to watch before filming began. 
  • Pascal was inspired by Clint Eastwood's Man with No Name character from the Sergio Leone spaghetti western films. This is no surprise given, Boba Fett has the same inspiration
  • The ship is called the Razor Crest
  • Writer and producer Jon Favreau has written four of the scripts for The Mandalorian before he even had a deal to make the show!
  • Clone Wars veteran story teller Dave Filoni makes his live action directorial debut with the first episode being his to direct. 
  • Thor: Ragnarok director Taikia Waiatiti has directed an episode and voiced the IG killer robot assassin:

This will be a living document as there is plenty more to be learned about this show!

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Here's some quotes from the Mandalorian.


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Official poster of The Mandalorian.

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