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RUMOR The TV series will be about Mandalorians

Discussion in 'The Mandalorian' started by Pawek_13, Aug 6, 2018.

  1. Pawek_13

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    According to MSW, the new TV series will be about Mandalorians and how they deal with the fall of the Emipre. I like Mandalorians, so I'm quite happy about this. Any thoughts?
     
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    This would be cool! I always wanted the Mandalorians to be more present in the movies.
     
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    A show about families with cool armour trying to survive and/or struggle for power in a political vacuum, caused by the death of a ruler? Yeah, I can see some potential in a show like that.
    Actually, mandalorians have a lot more potential that the underworld. They can even fight some wars with each other among the stars - an essential element of this franchise.
     
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    I hope Tiya Sircar and Katee Sackhoff get a chance to have a cameo as Sabine and Bo Katan. I also hope for more famous painters' Easter eggs, as Klimt and Picasso is definitely not enough. :D
     
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    This would be awesome and it would be really interesting to see how they would tie things like the Siege of Mandalore and what we saw in Rebels into this show.
     
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    Sounds interesting enough, but forgive my ignorance; how did the Mandalorians deal with the Empire in the first place? I don't read the comics and whatnot so I have no idea where the Mandalorians fit in (besides Boba Fett's armor) in the OT/post-OT canon :)
     
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    Personally speaking, I'm a bit saddened by that news, and I'm hoping that MSW is mistaken about that bit. Unlike some, I was never a big Fett fan and had little interest in knowing his backstory, which I think was plenty fleshed out in the PT, and the Mandolorians are only (IMO) an expansion of the Fett story.

    I always thought that the Mando people were something tossed in when someone got writers-block and used it in as filler, and I think that the Mando's were covered plenty in Rebels...now a live action TV show solely about them......nah.

    Give me the Jedi and you'll get my money for a Disney streaming service subscription, but not for Mandolorians. :(
     
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    Mandalorians and how they operate sound something like the GOT writers should handle. Since their essentially GOT light.
     
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    Assuming there is much left untold - yes, would be great to explore. I've expected Sabine/Ahsoka story to be told, but yeah, this could be related. Nothing more than a speculation...
     
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    I agree with you 100%. I was never really into the Mandalorians, though I will definately watch this new tv show if it’s about them.
    The Jedi have been curiously lacking (even in the sequel trilogy, where much of the focus is the empire vs rebels aspect.) I wanted to see a show that delved headfirst into the Jedi mythology, perhaps a show depicting jedi in their heyday.
    I sincerely hope somebody proves me wrong, but it sounds almost like Disney has greenlit this show just so they can make cool action figures with mando weapons to complete with Transformers. Again, I’d like to be wrong on that one.
    The one thing that does pique my interest is the possibility in getting into Mandalore’s history. Mandalore in the “old days” with its crystal-like buildings and the Dutchess was some of the best visuals of the Clone Wars. I hope several Mandalore “houses” try to bring the good old days back. I want to see more visual variation in Star Wars. Right now, audiences are inundated with various junkyard settings (jakku, several rundown places in Solo, etc.) I would love to see someplace in Star Wars rich in history and fancy (like Coruscant or Naboo, but without the negative connotation as Canto Byte.)
     
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    I hope this isn't the case. I have personally always disliked the idea of the Mandalorians. It just felt like a lazy way to explain Fett's armour. I was happy back in the day just thinking he picked his gear up along the way, western bounty hunter style.

    Plus there is far to many back packs when the new Star Wars head to Mandalore. Any more than zero is too many.
     
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    It's really difficult to believe this rumor. It makes no sense. Why would you possibly not only have your show not be about Jedi, but set it during a time when there are practically no Jedi even for guest appearances, and have it about a group of people with whom the general audience has no familiarity or investment?

    Who would not laugh pleasantly at this idea being pitched, thinking it was a joke? And then you're looking at the guy as you're laughing and you notice he's not laughing. So your laughter trails off and your smile gradually fades. And you're looking at him. And he's looking at you. And it's silent. And no one is laughing. And everyone around you is growing uncomfortable. And you're looking at the guy. And he's looking at you. And finally you say, "You're not joking?" And he shakes his head. And you look around at everyone else and they're all shifting in their seats and looking at the ground. One guy is pretending that he's looking at some papers in his folder but clearly the folder is upside down and he's faking it. And then you look at the guy and say "Dude the show is about Jedi. Plural or singular I don't care but it's about Jedi. Why am I having to tell you this?" And the guy says, "I just thought..." and you interrupt, "Well you thought wrong." And the guy says, "But.." and you say "Jedi." And he opens his mouth and you say "Dude if I have to say the word Jedi one more time..." and he nods and walks out of the room. And you look around as no one will meet your gaze and ask, "Who hired that guy?" and everyone replies in unison, "Bob." and you look at Bob and he's smiling weakly. And you're looking at Bob. And Bob is looking at you. And the clock on the wall is the only thing making a sound. Tick tick tick.
     
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    Star Wars isn't only about the Jedi and also shouldn't.

    According to this logic you don't need to watch any new movie or series. People will get familiarity and investment, that's pretty much the point of a TV series.
     
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    Yeah it's called Star Wars not Jedi Wars.
     
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    as rumors go.. i would read between the lines and guess that the show starts on Mandalore shortly after ROTJ, and that is where we meet our main character/s.

    the rebuilding/restructuring of Mandalore may well be an early key theme, but i don't buy for one second that they would tie themselves to that.

    if the peeps at LF had asked me what i think they should do for a live action tv show (and who knows.. maybe they did! :p) i would use the KOTOR model.. and have the first season almost wholly on one planet and follow a few young Mandalorians who somehow end up banding together and need to leave the planet together - starting their adventure.

    i'd then want LF and Jon Favreau to have balls the size of Deathstars and have at least 2 of them that are force sensitive (to the point of knowing it - but not knowing what to do with it) and after travelling to planet after planet trying to save something or somebody.. down the line.. maybe after a few seasons - you have possibilities of a certain Jedi Master recruiting them.

    that's just me going mad with what they could do, but honestly.. i'm so happy to get a live action tv show set in the SW universe that i really don't care whether it's about Mandalorians, Jedi, Gungans.. nope - don't care.

    we're going to follow the lives of some beings that we haven't met before in SW. it will most likely involve oppression, big battles, personal struggles, love, death etc - and all set to some wonderful music.

    i've pre-decided that i love it already ;)
     
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    Like all new shows, a Mandalorian-based TV-seried would have to set itself up and not rely on viewers' foreknowledge of the franchise. Whatever factions, plots, & characters we are going to see in JF's show, it will all have to be properly set up and introduced in the first quarter or so of the initial season. There is no reason to believe a post-RotJ series won't introduce new (for live action) concepts & factions; actually, we can pretty much expect it to.
     
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    Sure but the Jedi are the central idea of Star Wars. They're the iconic characters and what everyone associates with the "truest" form of the series. It's not about what can the series be about but, what should it be about. You're wanting to get as many viewers as possible and this isn't a one-shot movie, it's an ongoing series.

    If you're lucky people will tune in and become familiar and invest in unknowns. If you're lucky. A lot of shows fail to gain that audience precisely because it's a struggle to get people to tune in and invest with unknowns. With Star Wars you've already got the name and already have the iconography of the Jedi to act as incentive. By making the series about Mandalorians, you're taking your greatest incentive (Jedi) and tossing it away. That is what makes no sense. That's why anyone should immediately know from a marketing standpoint that the series is about Jedi. To be about anything else would be, ill-conceived.
     
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    I would disagree that the Mandalorians are unknowns. They were in both The Clone Wars and Rebles, two Star Wars shows with fairly strong following groups (just look at the excitement over the announcement that The Clone Wars is coming back). Mandalorians are probably one of the more interesting groups in the Star Wars universe from a storytelling perspective because they went from a war and combat heavy culture to a pacifist culture under Duchess Satine and the rise of splinter cell groups like Death Watch. You have the various clans and their allegiance to different houses (GoT lite as mentioned above) which could also add some very interesting elements into the plot of this show. Your argument that the lack of Jedi is a weakness, but this show is also set only 3 years after the events of RotJ so its not like there is an overwhelming number of Jedi running around and the Empire wasn't truly defeated until the battle of Jakku a year after the death of the Emperor. You do have a handful of Jedi and force sensitive characters (Ahsoka, Luke, possibly Ezra, Jacen Syndulla (he is the son of Kannan Jarrus so probably force sensitive). By focusing on the Mandalorians, you also don't run into the issue of having to address any of the OT cast and the possibility of recasting them.
     
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    Well, I don't need it to be about the Jedi. Yes, I would rather have a series featuring Luke and Ben, but not because they are Jedi. No, I want to see more of Ben and his relationship to Luke.
    I think Disney wants to keep the Jedi in the main saga. Everything else (spin-offs, series etc are focused on non Jedi characters).
     
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    I agree with most of you who prefer Jedi to be involved somehow, but it just doesn't really fit the timeline that we knew this show would fill. Or maybe I'm incorrectly assuming the timeline was more widely known that it really was.

    With it being set a few years after RotJ, I don't see how you could really make it a Jedi-centric show without heavily featuring Luke and/or Ben, and that doesn't seem like a viable option to me. I would love if that were the case, don't get me wrong, because there is a really fascinating story to be told there.

    wouldn't that basically be the Clone Wars? Unless you mean something more along their origins. But again, that wouldn't fit into the gap between RotJ and TFA. This might be getting a bit off-topic, but let me ask this:

    Would you have bought into a story that features a new school of Jedi but doesn't include Ben and Luke in any way other than being mentioned by name?
     
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