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#1392974
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<strong>Star Wars: The Bad Batch</strong> - animated series on Disney+ : a general discussion thread
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Wexter said:

But Xizor (and more importantly the Black Sun) already is cannon, so there are possibilities there. Dash Rendar I could give or take.

Xizor would make for a really cool re-canonized villain, but I didn’t know he’d been brought back. I remember seeing the Black Sun and the Falleen species in TCW though.

EDIT: Apparently he has been re-canonized through a Galaxy’s Edge cookbook. Bit odd, but why not. Not sure how official that canon status necessarily is, but I do still like the idea of him returning. The Falleen in general are really interesting and it’d be fun to see more of them.

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#1392973
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<em>The Mandalorian</em> Discussion Thread - * <em><strong>SPOILERS</strong></em> *
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Knight of Kalee said:

timdiggerm said:

Am I wrong in thinking that most of the troopers we saw were probably Rogue One costumes?

Indeed, there were a lot of shore troopers at the Imperial facility. It’s not the first time the series recycles props, though. Multiple extras from TFA, Rogue One and Solo have made reappearances.

I actually think its quite neat that they’re reusing costumes for the movies. Not only is it nice seeing familiar uniforms, aliens, etc. but it’s fun to see that even a big show like The Mandalorian resorts to recycling props and costumes. Like Hal 9000 said earlier, there’s a certain charm to these simple and old school moviemaking shortcuts.

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#1392971
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<strong>Star Wars: The Bad Batch</strong> - animated series on Disney+ : a general discussion thread
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JakeRyan17 said:

ZkinandBonez said:

Palpatine’s speech in the trailer sounds like its taken directly from ROTS so it’ll be interesting to see if that’s his only appearance in this series or if McDiarmid will reprise his role like he did in Rebels.

With seeing Tarkin, I bet that we’ll get more Imperial officers than The Emperor himself.

Speaking of voices, in addition to weather or not Fennec will be an ally or antagonist in the series, I’m assuming they’ve gotten Ming-Na Wen to voice the character. Since this is a younger version they could justify another voice actress, but since she’s already on The Mandalorian I can’t imagine it’d be hard to get her to voice her here as well.

I’m sure they’ll bring her back. She’s too much of a badass not to, AND she’s a voice actress. She voiced Mulan way back when, and doesn’t sound all that different now.

Huh, I only saw the dubbed version of Mulan as a kid so I did not know that.

JakeRyan17 said:

Shadows will not happen. Pablo Hidalgo and some of the other story gurus hate it too much. I imagine LAL will move onto The High Republic or another less-explored part of the timeline next.

Not that I expected a new Shadows of the Empire, especially since Forces of Destiny changed the lore so that Maz gave Leia the Boushh outfit instead of Guri, but just out of curiosity, do you know why Hidalgo doesn’t like it. I was always under the impressions tat Shadows of the Empire was quite well regarded. I really loved it anyway, but I’m not someone who personally needs the new canon to re-canonize specific stories. I think they’re fine just as they are, and I don’t mind dealing with two continuities.

Also, who/what is LAL? Not a name/abbreviation I’m familiar with.

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#1392962
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<strong>Star Wars: The Bad Batch</strong> - animated series on Disney+ : a general discussion thread
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Palpatine’s speech in the trailer sounds like its taken directly from ROTS so it’ll be interesting to see if that’s his only appearance in this series or if McDiarmid will reprise his role like he did in Rebels.

And speaking of voices, in addition to weather or not Fennec will be an ally or antagonist to the Bad Batch, I’m assuming they’ve gotten Ming-Na Wen to voice the character. Since this is a younger version they could justify another voice actress, but since she’s already on The Mandalorian I can’t imagine it’d be hard to get her to voice acting for the character as well.

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#1392927
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<strong>Star Wars: The Bad Batch</strong> - animated series on Disney+ : a general discussion thread
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JakeRyan17 said:

The EU is done because there are no real possibilities. Adapting those stories, which are far messier than anything Disney has released, is not going to appease anyone—as even if they tried, fans of those novels/books/comics/games will always be pissed that it isn’t how they imagined it.

Acolyte is going to be one of the better ways forward, and I wish more was announced like that: in a different era. As fun as Dave’s and John’s three new shows spinning out from Mandalorian sound, I think it’s time to move away from the sequel trilogy. I enjoyed Rogue One, I look forward to Andor, Kenobi sounds cool, as does the other show. The Bad Batch will be cool, and similar to Clone Wars and Rebels, while the other two animated series, Visions and A Droids Story, will find their audiences too.

I think Leslye Headland’s The Acolyte and, if it’s ever brought back to the table, Rian Johnson’s trilogy going to new eras less connected to the main saga of nostalgia will be the better way forward. But fans will complain regardless. Catering to fans just doesn’t work, if you don’t believe me: rewatch The Rise of Skywalker. We need new things, and fans need to embrace that some things will be different. The more we support the franchise as a whole, the more they’ll invest in giving us new and diverse (both by representation and types of stories) content.

Ok, I think we’re kinda having two separate discussions here, or you’re assuming that I’m a lot more negative than I actually am. By EU is simply meant an “expanded universe” as in not the Skywalker saga, not Legends or specifically books, comics, etc. of any specific era of content. Maybe I’ve used the term wrong, but I was under the impression that it still applied to non-saga material. And yes I’m sure The Acolyte will provide something fresh and new, by writing “whatever it turns out to be” I was simply referring to the fact that we hardly know anything about it.

We clearly agree on a lot of points here other than the idea of embracing everything. I just personally don’t think that works. And I don’t mean that people should be angry or disrespectful the way many were (and still are) in response to TLJ, or even all the way back to films TPM. Not liking the ST or PT doesn’t have to mean you’re one of these people. And while I agree that you can’t please everyone and that many fans make bad calls ad want strange things, clearly some creators get more approval from a majority while others don’t, and I do think that should be acknowledged (to an extent) by the people who run a franchise. And we clearly agree that the different shows will please different sections of the fan-base, while others will also like most or all of it as a whole. This is why I think the new Disney+ model holds great promise.

Anyway, this has deviated a lot from discussing the Bad Batch so unless there’s some final points you’d like to add to this discussion I think we should end it here.

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#1392912
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<strong>Star Wars: The Bad Batch</strong> - animated series on Disney+ : a general discussion thread
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JakeRyan17 said:

ZkinandBonez said:

JakeRyan17 said:

I think it was, you’re just not looking in the right places.

And as far as people being overlooked, it was Kathleen that brought him over to Mandalorian after she fired Josh Trank and hired Favreau. Mandalorian started as the unproduced Boba Fett movie. Kathleen pulled him to help develop it as a series with Favreau before Star Wars Resistance, and that’s why he was overseeing but not show-running that series. That’s also why he learned to direct from Johnson, because that’s how long ago they were working on season 1.

Like, everyone wants to demonise her or blame her for what they don’t like, but then they don’t credit her for what they do like. She was getting Mandalorian off the ground prior to firing the directors of Solo.

But at the end of the day, as with any film, the director has that final say on set. If you wanna complain about films not getting things right, blame them. Abrams is the main culprit, even if you hated TLJ Abrams signed off on that while he was still shooting TFA.

I just feel like we’re always looking for excuses to blame the woman for what the men do wrong and not to credit her for her astute decisions. Filoni is great, don’t get me wrong… but he’s not the messiah. Film and TV aren’t ever made by just one person.

You’re making a lot of assumptions again. I never mentioned Kennedy by name, nor Abrams or Johnson. I’ve only vaguely criticized the ST in a very general way and I appreciate it if you didn’t compare me to certain angry fans simply because of some very superfluous similarities. I don’t think they’re awful movies, there are many elements that I actually liked, but I’m just not particularly impressed by the overall trilogy and how it concluded.

I stand corrected on several production details though. I didn’t know they were “preparing” Filoni for live-action as early as TLJ. I will say though that I’m somewhat tired of the “film and TV aren’t made by one person” argument. Yes, its true that many people make movies/series great, but directors and show-runners are there to keep all that talent together and keep their input within a cohesive framework so that the final product fits within his/her idea of what the movie/series should be. Filoni’s obviously not the only reason TCW, Rebels or The Mandalorian are good, but he’s obviously one of the main contributors to all of them.

He is. That’s why he was brought in for story meetings prior to TFA. That’s why Kathy brought him over with John to rework the Boba Fett movie into The Mandalorian.

I’m tired of people who don’t work in this industry creating messianic figures out of people. Dave is exceptionally talented, but there was a lot else going on on those films that Filoni could not have fixed, even if he were president of Lucasfilm or CEO of Disney itself.

I agree, and I also think the “put him in charge everything” arguments were silly. I doubt he’d be interested in the job even if it were hypothetically offered to him.

I do however think its important for the fans to have a person to look up to as the “visionary” as it were. That’s obviously quite corny, and as you said can often lead to a form of veneration. But after Lucas sold SW and dropped out of the franchise I don’t blame people for wanting a new creative anchor. And there’s something to be said for him being that guy, not for everything of course, but creating a little pocket universe for Filoni’s ideas is, I think, a clever move. If Filoni’s stuff doesn’t appeal to some people, then there’s the ST, RO/Andor, whatever the Acolyte turns out to be, etc. But there is that somewhat self-contained Filoni-saga, “-verse”, whatever they end up calling it, that will hopefully end up feeling consistent. This is the big danger with a franchise like SW, eventually someone is going to make something that a lot of the fans don’t like and then other people will have to incorporate that into their stories for the sake of continuity. Since one person can’t carry the whole thing on his/her back, I think breaking it into semi self-contained “clusters” of content with only the movies as the core skeleton. But then you again end up with the Lucas saga vs ST argument. I don’t blame Disney for making the obvious decision to cash in on their humongous purchase and make more movies. But when one person was in charge of the previous six films there’s some huge shoes to fill when continuing the saga and I think it was domed to cause a stir either way. Heck, even Lucas caused a stir by his continuation of his own stories. But I do think live-action and animated EU stories is the way to go forward. It’s safer and there’s so many possibilities.

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#1392901
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<strong>Star Wars: The Bad Batch</strong> - animated series on Disney+ : a general discussion thread
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sade1212 said:

There’s bits and pieces in The Art of the Rise of Skywalker from a meeting Lucasfilm had in ~2014, after the first draft of TFA was written, in order to decide what to do in VIII and IX. It included Filoni, Pablo Hidalgo, Dave Chiang, John Knoll etc. It was actually Filoni’s idea to have Leia train Rey after Luke fails to do so (he goes as far as to say Leia could become the “Obi-Wan” of the Sequel Trilogy) and that Leia should be the one responsible for Ben’s redemption, both ideas we see come about in TROS. Of course, that was before Carrie passed away or TLJ was written, so the wisdom of choosing to still use those ideas for IX anyway is questionable - but it’s clear evidence that Filoni was a creative influence on the sequels.

I think people underestimate his role at Lucasfilm - Kennedy isn’t stupid; she’s as aware as anyone that Lucas spent years teaching Filoni while they were making The Clone Wars. But Filoni isn’t a producer, and, as we see in the Mandalorian, he’s still only beginning to get his legs as a live-action director. Kennedy gets a bad rap because of the bumpy production of the sequels, but a lot of that comes down to Iger wanting to rush TFA out ASAP to recoup the costs of buying Lucasfilm, and then only giving each subsequent movie ~2 years rather than the 3 that the previous trilogies had.

Fair enough, I stand corrected on a lot of points. I get why the ST was rushed, but it’s still a shame we got such a messy and inconsistent set of films for practical reasons. At least now that Disney/Lucasfilm have started focusing on series it seems like we’re getting much more coherent stories from now on. I’m still glad to see that Filoni has reached a point were his animation contributions to the lore is starting to become the focus of a lot of the new live-action content.

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#1392898
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<strong>Star Wars: The Bad Batch</strong> - animated series on Disney+ : a general discussion thread
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JakeRyan17 said:

I think it was, you’re just not looking in the right places.

And as far as people being overlooked, it was Kathleen that brought him over to Mandalorian after she fired Josh Trank and hired Favreau. Mandalorian started as the unproduced Boba Fett movie. Kathleen pulled him to help develop it as a series with Favreau before Star Wars Resistance, and that’s why he was overseeing but not show-running that series. That’s also why he learned to direct from Johnson, because that’s how long ago they were working on season 1.

Like, everyone wants to demonise her or blame her for what they don’t like, but then they don’t credit her for what they do like. She was getting Mandalorian off the ground prior to firing the directors of Solo.

But at the end of the day, as with any film, the director has that final say on set. If you wanna complain about films not getting things right, blame them. Abrams is the main culprit, even if you hated TLJ Abrams signed off on that while he was still shooting TFA.

I just feel like we’re always looking for excuses to blame the woman for what the men do wrong and not to credit her for her astute decisions. Filoni is great, don’t get me wrong… but he’s not the messiah. Film and TV aren’t ever made by just one person.

You’re making a lot of assumptions again. I never mentioned Kennedy by name, nor Abrams or Johnson. I’ve only vaguely criticized the ST in a very general way and I appreciate it if you didn’t compare me to certain angry fans simply because of some very superfluous similarities. I don’t think they’re awful movies, there are many elements that I actually liked, but I’m just not particularly impressed by the overall trilogy and how it concluded.

I stand corrected on several production details though. I didn’t know they were “preparing” Filoni for live-action as early as TLJ. I will say though that I’m somewhat tired of the “film and TV aren’t made by one person” argument. Yes, its true that many people make movies/series great, but directors and show-runners are there to keep all that talent together and keep their input within a cohesive framework so that the final product fits within his/her idea of what the movie/series should be. Filoni’s obviously not the only reason TCW, Rebels or The Mandalorian are good, but he’s obviously one of the main contributors to all of them.

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#1392888
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<strong>Star Wars: The Bad Batch</strong> - animated series on Disney+ : a general discussion thread
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JakeRyan17 said:

I think some of that was Filoni as well. Animation and live action are very different in how they’re made. Filoni was initially nervous to do 3D Animation instead of something he could draw, and also he was untested and it would’ve been a big risk to have him do one of the sequels.

Directing actors in animation is only during a production record, and an entire episode can be done in a day, as opposed to a couple weeks and having to direct an actor’s face to shape into how you’d like it “drawn”.

Like, everyone here hates The Last Jedi, but Filoni credits Rian Johnson with teaching him how to direct actors on a set.

It wasn’t disrespectful for Filoni to learn how to do the job before it was handed to him.

Yes, I agree with all that, but again, I never said anything about him not getting respect. I was talking about Disney/Lucasfilm properly using his SW expertise. He has been known as someone who has a great grasp of SW as a whole for quite a while and I think it was really wise of Favreau to bring him onboard for the Mandalorian as a co-producer and as a creative consultant. From watching the Disney Gallery series it’s heavily implied that he was the “lore guy” that made sure everything worked within the larger framework of the franchise (especially Lucas’s core ideas, or “vision” if you will). The fact that he’s now also directed several live-action episodes is just an added bonus. I didn’t mean he should have directed one of ST movies or something like that, but I do feel that he wasn’t properly utilized for a while.

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#1392847
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<strong>Star Wars: Visions</strong> - a series of animated short films
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This sounds very much like the Animatrix. Could be really interesting if they don’t give too many restrictions and allow the animators to get a little weird and crazy. I obviously don’t expect them to go as far as the Animatrix did (I’m assuming this is mostly marketed for kids?), but it’s still a great opportunity for SW to get a little experimental.

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#1392846
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<strong>Star Wars: The Bad Batch</strong> - animated series on Disney+ : a general discussion thread
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JakeRyan17 said:

ZkinandBonez said:

Anyone else spot Fennec Shand in the trailer? She appears at 0:41 & 0:50. I really like the idea of getting a “Filoniverse” as I’ve heard people call it being the new thing for SW. We are after all getting this animated series and two live action series produced and co-written by Filoni. It’s really good to see that he’s finally getting the big recognition that he deserved and that we have some sense of cohesion and inter-connectivity with the various series.

Has Filoni not been getting respect?

I didn’t say he wasn’t respected, I was referring to how Disney/Lucasfilm treated him as just the “animation guy” for a long time, but now he’s the co-producer on three live-action series as well as the guy they trusted to direct the first episode of the first live-action SW series ever. When the ST movies were being made a lot of fans wanted Filoni to be more involved with the live-action stories and not just do the “kids” shows, and now he’s doing just that, as well keeping the animated series going.

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#1392818
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The Kenobi <s>Movie</s> Show
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Luke and Vader had several pre-ESB encounters in Legends and current canon, and while some very pretty dumb, some worked quite well. The new canon one I think managed to work around to quite well, and I think Chow and whoever is writing the new series is well aware of how “risky” this is so I’m not to worried about it. For all we know Vader might not even know its Obi-Wan, maybe he’ll be posing as someone else, or despite the dramatic “rematch of the century” statement it could be something that’s over quite quickly (i.e. Obi-Wan is forced to escape quite quickly or something ends up separating them). There’s a lot of ways this can go.

And lets not forget that SW continuity is already filled with minor continuity errors, strange coincidences and semi-retcons. Such as Ben telling Luke Yoda trained him (which is technically true), Ben not recognizing Artoo & Threepio in ANH, or Leia somehow remembering her mother despite Padmè dying in Ep. 3.

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#1392678
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<em>The Mandalorian</em> Discussion Thread - * <em><strong>SPOILERS</strong></em> *
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Hal 9000 said:

ZkinandBonez said:

HelloGreedo pointed out something fascinating in his review of Chapter 15; https://youtu.be/Z2j2A_an09w?t=313
Mayfeld and all the stormtroopers salute with their left hand instead of the right. Now that could of course just have been the fictionalized SW version of it, but he also points out that the stormtrooper armor is mirrored, which you can tell from looking at the mismatched knee-pads/joints on the costumes. So for whatever reason they’ve mirrored several shots in the episode. Maybe the sense of direction was broken at some point, i.e. Cara and Fennec looked left while standing on the mountain ridge while Mayfeld & Din drove right, thereby causing some disorientation for the viewer or something like that.

Y’know… I kinda like the old school feel of doing stuff like mirroring shots like that. It’s part of moviemaking and need not be feared.

Yeah, sure. Even talented filmmakers like Famuyiwa makes small mistakes every now and then and most viewers wouldn’t have noticed (or really cared) that a few stormtroopers saluted with the “wrong” arm.

I am curious however about why they flipped a few shot shots. Seeing the episode again its clear that it’s just a few shots and not the whole scene as I previously assumed, so I’m guessing Famuyiwa just preferred one shot to be the other direction for the sake of a better sense of direction alongside with the other shots as they drive across the bridge.

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#1392632
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<em>The Mandalorian</em> Discussion Thread - * <em><strong>SPOILERS</strong></em> *
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HelloGreedo pointed out something fascinating in his review of Chapter 15; https://youtu.be/Z2j2A_an09w?t=313
Mayfeld and all the stormtroopers salute with their left hand instead of the right. Now that could of course just have been the fictionalized SW version of it, but he also points out that the stormtrooper armor is mirrored, which you can tell from looking at the mismatched knee-pads/joints on the costumes. So for whatever reason they’ve mirrored several shots in the episode. Maybe the sense of direction was broken at some point, i.e. Cara and Fennec looked left while standing on the mountain ridge while Mayfeld & Din drove right, thereby causing some disorientation for the viewer or something like that.

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#1392508
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<strong>Rangers Of The New Republic</strong> - live action series on Disney+
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idir_hh said:

ZkinandBonez said:

This might also be what the rumoured Cara Dune series actually is.

Please don’t

She’s okay in Mando, but she ain’t got the chops to carry her own series. At least not yet.

Since this will directly tie into the Ashoka series, it’s more likely that this is the Rebels sequel.

Personally I’d prefer if this turned out to be a buddy-cop crime thriller in the Core worlds. But that’s just me…

Oh I don’t think it will be Cara Dune’s series in the same way as the Andor series, but that the rumours that Gina Carano would be in another series might be based on leaks from this series. I get the impression that it will be an ensemble cast, maybe including Carson Teva but probably mostly new characters.

Not to sure about the Rebels sequel idea, unless you’re just referring t it tying in to the story of the Rebellion as a whole? If they end up doing the Ezra return in live action them I’m pretty sure they’ll do that in the Ahsoka series. Since it’s only one season they might be banking on the animated series fans being a big part of the market, while the other two Favreau/Filoni series, plus all the other ones, will be more focused on a general audience.

Though it being parallel to The Mandaorian doesn’t mean we’ll see too many familiar characters and it could mostly be its own thing overall. I agree it would be nice to finally get to see what’s going on in the core worlds.

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#1392481
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Cassian Andor - Live-Action Series
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Interesting how one of the things that they show in the sizzle reel (at 1:01) is basically just a wall of photos of what looks to be Inuits*, perhaps a Mongolian hut and a bunch of other places I have no idea where is. Either way I lie the idea of Andor going to all parts of the galaxy, not just to the industrial or rich planets as suggested by all the concept art of people in party clothing (which has a bit of a Canto Bight vibe to it BTW).

*I’m assuming this has something to do with the scene in the concept art at https://youtu.be/gSW-pARyP-M?t=96 where we see a woman wearing Inuit snow goggles.

Also fun to see Luke’s yellow jacket or one of the same design at least. Though it wouldn’t surprise me if this was some kind of obscure easter egg and be get to see who owned that jacket before Luke gets it in ANH.

They also seem to attach some kind of strap to a life-size figure of a dog at 1:10 which seems really odd for a SW trailer, but I’m guessing they’re planning on making some kind of practical alien effect by dressing up a dog.

I also think its kinda funny how everything RO-related sees to really commit to the weird mechanical eye thing that we saw on Benthic & Edrio, only now we get some kind of combination of Lobot and Boris from MIB3. Which I’m not knocking, I really like the freaky robot-eyes/masked designs like Plo-Koon, Zuckuss, etc.

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#1392475
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The Beyond the OT Trailers/Promos Thread (YouTube/Vimeo, etc. finds)
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - Celebration Reel (2016)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSW-pARyP-M - from the official Star Wars YouTube channel (3 mins long).

The blurb:
“Go behind the scenes with the cast and crew of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.”

Andor - Disney+ Sizzle Reel (2020)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSW-pARyP-M - from the official Star Wars YouTube channel (2 mins long).

The blurb:
““Everything I did, I did for the Rebellion.” Andor, an Original Series set in the Star Wars universe, is streaming in 2022 on Disney+.”

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#1392473
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<strong>Star Wars: The Bad Batch</strong> - animated series on Disney+ : a general discussion thread
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Anyone else spot Fennec Shand in the trailer? She appears at 0:41 & 0:50. I really like the idea of getting a “Filoniverse” as I’ve heard people call it being the new thing for SW. We are after all getting this animated series and two live action series produced and co-written by Filoni. It’s really good to see that he’s finally getting the big recognition that he deserved and that we have some sense of cohesion and inter-connectivity with the various series.

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#1392470
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<em>The Mandalorian</em> Discussion Thread - * <em><strong>SPOILERS</strong></em> *
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Got a big Wages of Fear/Sorcerer vibe from Chapter 15. Also really cool to get to see things from within the Imperial Remnant. This is episode is very much what I hope Andor will be like; suspense mixed with action, and it’s always fun to have characters within the SW universe discuss the moral grey zones of the Rebellion/New Republic and the Empire. It’s the kind of thing that the movies rarely has time to get into but is perfect for the series.

[SPOILERS]

I really like how Favreau/Filoni has been treating Din’s character development relating to his dogmatic views. Last season touched on it by letting IG-11 take his helmet off, but it was a little bit of a cop-out as he was a droid (which was important for other reasons and made sense at that point), but having Din be forced to take it off again, and keep it off for so long while Mayfeld and several Imperials were watching, that was a great moment. If it had been Cara, Greef or another Mandalorian I don’t think it would have had the same impact. He’s loosening up and realizing that the code is not all that important compared to simply doing what he feels is morally right.

Now that we’ll get two parallel series with The Mandalorian I’m more and more sure that this series will culminate in the re-taking of Mandalore (the planet) and Din becoming an important uniting figure in their culture, perhaps even becoming the new Mandalore (i.e. the leader) instead of Bo-katan.

Also nice to finally get a proper(-ish) look inside Slave 1. We only saw the cockpit in Episode 2 so I always wondered what would happen to the passenger section when the ship rotated.

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#1391841
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<em>The Mandalorian</em> Discussion Thread - * <em><strong>SPOILERS</strong></em> *
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BTW, someone translated the chaincode that Fett showed Din in the last episode; https://www.reddit.com/r/StarWarsLeaks/comments/k6qay9/translation_of_bobas_chain_code_possibly_reveals/

Most of it’s not very surprising, basically listing Jango and his “son” Boba, but it also mentions the planet Concord Dawn and lists “Mentor Jaste-” (the e is partially cut off) which is most certainly a reference to Jaster Mereel who raised Jango after being orphaned in Legends. It was also the original name for Boba Fett before being retconned into a different person.

Here’s a short summary of the character by Star Wars Explained (3 mins long):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQRu4syxP48

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#1391825
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<em>The Mandalorian</em> Discussion Thread - * <em><strong>SPOILERS</strong></em> *
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Why Boba Fett is So Important to The Mandalorian
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6VHWKHoLK8 - from the Star Wars Explained YouTube channel (10 mins long).

In addition to a brief summary of Boba Fett’s canon history there’s a lot of interesting speculations (starting at 5:02) about where the character might be headed in the future and how it does and will tie in with Din’s character arc in The Mandalorian.