The Mandalorian Trailer Reveals A Deadly New Side Of Star Wars For First Live-Action Series

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It's been nearly a year and a half since news first broke back in March 2018 that a live-action Star Wars series was in the works for the Disney standalone streaming service. In the months since, details about the show and Disney+ itself have been revealed, but there was still a shortage of actual footage of The Mandalorian and Pedro Pascal's lone gunfighter in action. Now, the first full trailer has finally released, and it's everything we could have wanted. Check it out!

The Mandalorian picks up five years after the end of Return of the Jedi, but it won't feature arguably the most famous Star Wars character to wear Mandalorian armor. The trailer doesn't actually show Pedro Pascal's face, but his character is pulling no punches. Bounty-hunting is a complicated profession indeed! At this point, it's hard to say who we're supposed to root for, but I for one am already ready to go along for the ride.

Star Wars has always been a deadly series, and Rogue One went incredibly dark by killing off all the main characters, with the only real light at the end of the tunnel being the fact that A New Hope was coming to destroy The Death Star. The Mandalorian looks like it could be even darker than Rogue One, even if it doesn't pick off all its heroes before the end. The bounty hunter -- who is presumably Pedro Pascal's character -- literally uses a blaster to slam a door shut on a guy who was halfway through it! Remind me not to get on his bad side.

Despite the Empire presumably being gone by this point in the timeline, there are at least people wearing Imperial Stormtrooper armor around, and a certain original trilogy droid is wreaking havoc as well. But will it be voiced by Taika Waititi? The star-studded cast is on display in the trailer, with the exception of the star himself.

The Mandalorian goes live when Disney+ does on November 12, 2019. The end of the long wait for the first ever live-action Star Wars show is almost over, and Season 2 is reportedly already in development. Throw in the fact that a live-action Rogue One prequel is in the works, the very long-awaited Clone Wars revival is finally going to reveal what happened after that series came to an untimely end, and even Obi-Wan Kenobi might get his own live-action series with none other than Ewan McGregor back in the role, and the future looks bright!

Disney+ will be the home of many original series, including some starring big names from the MCU. If you didn't get enough of Loki, Hawkeye, Scarlet Witch, Winter Soldier, Falcon and more on the big screen, you'll eventually find them along with The Mandalorian on the streaming service, which shouldn't break the bank. At least, not if Netflix is correct about consumers and what they're willing to pay for streaming video! For some viewing options ahead of the Disney+ launch, check out our fall TV premiere guide.

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