Star Wars TV Show The Mandalorian: New Image Reveals Classic Character

Who's that droid?


Production continues on The Mandalorian, the upcoming live-action Star Wars TV show, and another image has been released from the set. Like previous behind-the-scenes pictures, it comes via showrunner Jon Favreau, and reveals a character that will be familiar to fans of the franchise.

The image was posted by Favreau on Instagram and shows R5-D4, the astromech that Luke Skywalker and his uncle Owen initially buy from the Jawas in the original 1977 movie. As fans will recall, the R5 suffered a malfunction, so Owen took R2-D2 instead. Check it out below.

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This image follows one that Favreau posted last month of another famous Star Wars droid--The Empire Strikes Back's iconic bounty hunter IG-88. The Mandalorian is set between the events of Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, and it has been rumored that it might also feature fellow bounty hunter Bossk.

The full cast for the show was announced in December. The lead role will be played by Pedro Pascal (Narcos), and there are also roles for Gina Carano (Deadpool), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), Emily Swallow (Supernatural), Carl Weathers (Predator), Omid Abtahi (American Gods), Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man), and Nick Nolte (Affliction). The series follows Pascal's character, a lone gunfighter on the run from the law of the New Republic.

The show will launch on Disney+, the studio's upcoming subscription-based streaming service. Another season of the animated The Clone Wars is also scheduled to come to the service, and there is another live-action Star Wars show, this time focusing on the Rogue One character Cassian Andor, in development.

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