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The Mandalorian: Dave Filoni on the Choice to Create IG-11 Over Using IG-88

Discussion in 'SWNN News Feed' started by SWNN Probe, Oct 2, 2019.

  1. SWNN Probe

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    Since the initial announcement of the new Disney+ Star Wars series The Mandalorian, there has been plenty of speculation on how the series would connect to the greater Star Wars universe. Fans have been actively looking for clues and information regarding the cast of characters and plot. So last December, when Jon Favreau posted a photo to his Instagram account of a rather familiar looking droid, fans immediately assumed it was IG-88.





    Well as is turns out, this was more subtle misdirection than confirmation of the memorable assassin droid showing up in The Mandalorian, as it was later revealed Taika Waititi would be voicing IG-11, a brand new character created for the series. Like his droid counter part, IG-11 is also a bounty hunter, but is described by Waititi as innocent and naive, if not also a bit trigger happy.



    During their exclusive first preview of The Mandalorian, IGN had an opportunity to speak with Executive Producer Dave Filoni on the decision to create a completely new character for the series rather than relying on an existing character in the universe.
    Naturally, IG-88 already has a rather rich history thanks to the Expanded Universe, or 'Legends' as it's now called since the Disney purchase of Lucasfilm.
    Personally, I agree with Filoni regarding the creation of new characters in the current available spaces in the Star Wars universe. Being respectful to the Expanded Universe and rich history of Star Wars, canon or not, is important for both those of us that have been with the franchise for a considerable amount of time as well as the legions of new fans joining the ranks. Are you excited for a new assassin droid in The Mandalorian or are you a bit disappointed the fan favorite isn't returning?



    The Mandalorian premiers on November 12th when Disney+ finally launches this November.



    SOURCE: IGN



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    I don’t necessarily care one way or another about ig-88 vs ig-11, but I do disagree about leaving the EU alone.

    The EU was trash and I’m glad it’s gone. It was a giant steaming pile of contradictions and fan fic service. Good riddance
     
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