The Mandalorian Footage Description
Lucasfilm unveiled exclusive footage from The Mandalorian at Star Wars Celebration; although it hasn't been released online, here's a full description. The Mandalorian is one of the most exciting Star Wars projects in the works right now, the very first live-action TV series set in the galaxy far, far away.
Both Lucasilm and Disney clearly believe they're onto a hit with The Mandalorian; it's been confirmed that the eight-episode series will premiere on on November 12, with the launch of Disney's new streaming service, Disney+. Sadly, it seems that's far too distant for Lucasfilm to drop a trailer just yet, but they did reveal some footage for the audience at Star Wars Celebration.
Sadly, the footage wasn't released online; anyone watching the panel via YouTube or the Star Wars website had to listen to some music instead. But Screen Rant has an exclusive description:
The footage begins with the Mandalorian talking to Greef Marga, head of a chapter of the Bounty Hunters Guild. The Mandalorian is looking for a mark, and initially attempts to take every single mission Greef has at the moment. He's told to hold on; as Greef notes, there are other members of the Guild who have to make a living as well. Instead, Greef offers one unique jump, a face-to-face commission. Precious little information is provided about this job, but the Mandalorian accepts it regardless; he has to make ends meet, after all. After accepting the commission, the Mandalorian walks across a street market. In the background, a Kowakian Monkey-Lizard is being roasted while another watches from a cage. They're both real puppets.
Another scene shows the Mandalorian meeting with an Imperial, who has been told he is "the best in the parsec" - even if he is expensive. Unwisely, the man seeking to hire the Mandalorian hasn't come alone, and his associate - a doctor - nearly winds up gunned down when he interrupts the meeting. The Mandalorian is tasked with bringing someone in alive; if his target dies, he'll need to provide proof of termination, but will be paid a lower fee. Curiously, the data and codes he's provided in order to accomplish this mission are 50 years old.
The Imperial makes the case for the Empire being better than the chaotic status quo, arguing that the Empire brought safety, prosperity, and peace. It's a brief digression, but it indicates there's going to be a real-world political slant to The Mandalorian; that particular sentence structure has been used by Donald Trump on occasion.
The footage also included a range of action scenes, several featuring the Mandalorian and Gina Corano's Kara Dune. Dune is an ex-Rebel shock trooper who's acclimatizing to life after the end of the war with the Empire, and she appears to be able to match the Mandalorian blow for blow in one fight scene. One crowd-pleasing moment saw the Mandalorian using a rope launcher to pull a Storm Trooper to him, then shocking someone close-range with a pulse rifle. Finally, Kara was shown using a Gatling gun on an unknown ship. No context was provided for any of these scenes.