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Jon Favreau Confirms IG-88 Will Appear in The Mandalorian

Discussion in 'The Mandalorian' started by SWNN Probe, Dec 27, 2018.

  1. SWNN Probe

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    Jon Favreau appears to be in the giving spirit this holiday season, as the executive producer and writer of the upcoming live-action series The Mandalorian posted this image of bounty hunter IG-88 to his Instagram account in a Christmas gift to Star Wars fans.







    Favreau has been a Star Wars fan since he was a child, and he appears to be having a lot of fun heralding the inaugural live-action series. He clearly understands what excites fans, and having the ability to reveal a character like this has to be a cool feeling.



    The last time we saw IG-88 in a live action Star Wars feature he stood alongside Boba Fett, Bossk, and other bounty hunters, receiving instructions from Darth Vader on his wishes for the capture of the Millennium Falcon in The Empire Strikes Back. The character was most recently seen in an episode of Forces of Destiny, hunting down Qi'ra which was released alongside the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story.



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    Since then it was believed the tin-can looking yet dangerous bounty hunter may have been destroyed on Bespin, but it appears he is doing just fine and set to return to a galaxy far, far away.



    Seeing the return of IG-88 will no doubt further ignite the wonderment of fans on whether or not the most popular bounty hunter of them all will return. Of course I am talking about Boba Fett. That remains to be seen, but what we do know is that The Mandalorian is shaping up to be an incredible show that is set to debut in 2019 on the Disney+ streaming service.





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    I'm really excited to see who our cast will be playing. I'm hoping for a strong mix of new characters and throwbacks from the underworld. Can't wait to see the "scum and villainy" of the galaxy get its time to shine.
     
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    This image was one of the Star Wars highlights of the past couple of weeks. I think a lot of people have wanted to see IG-88 in action in a movie or tv show for a long time.

    The one thing I took from the image? That this might not be the IG-88 we knew from TESB. We've seen a number of IG model droids over the years:
    -IG-88 on the bridge of the Executor in TESB (also depicted in "Forces of Destiny" and "Shadows of the Empire")
    -IG droid in the Cloud City junk room (There's some debate about whether or not this is the same droid that was on the Executor)
    -IG Lancer droids from the Clone Wars micro-series (by Tartakovsky)
    -IG-86 droids as seen in The Clone Wars ("Downfall of a droid", "Hostage Crisis" & more)

    While we never got to see IG-88 very close up in TESB, there are some details in Favreau's image that I have never seen in an IG droid before. It's making me wonder if this could be a different IG assassin droid.
     
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    Taika Waititi voicing IG-88?

    P.S.

    That Iron Man themed Mandalorian helmet is fire!


     
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    Taika is a treasure. I may be an IG 88 fan for the first time in my Star Wars fandom career.
     
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    I'm not familiar with his works but can't wait to see what he does to the character.
     
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    Watch Hunt for the Wilder People and What We Do in the Shadows as quickly as you can.
     
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    Now, 4-LOM Is Also Confirmed! I Hope We’ll See Zuckuss Too (I Doubt Dengar Would Survive Long Enough, And I Have No Clue How Long Bossk’s Lifespan Is)
     
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    Love that they are bringing back some classic bounty hunters and scoundrels for this show. I wonder if the new comic mini-series coming out this summer will introduce characters we may see in the show.

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