While Jon Favreau’s The Mandalorian and JJ Abrams’ Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of the Skywalker would possibly look like totally completely different beasts, new footage from the upcoming Episode IX teases the 2 worlds is likely to be first cousins quite than distant family members.
When it involves the huge world of Star Wars, George Lucas doesn’t have the most effective observe document in relation to these stoic Mandalorian bounty hunters. Despite having simply 4 strains within the unique trilogy and falling into a large house worm’s maw, Boba Fett someway grew to become a standout character of the franchise. Less may be stated about Jango Fett, who appeared in Attack of the Clones and bowed out with a whimper – don’t lose your head.
Now Abrams may very well be about to offer Mandalorians the justice they deserve and safe their legacy as an enormous a part of the Skywalker Saga. As Disney kicks its Rise of Skywalker advertising marketing campaign into hyperdrive, one eagle-eyed fan noticed a probably Mudhorn-sized Easter egg referring to the Mandalorian race.
The snippet opens with the sombre voice of Mark Hamill’s Luke Skywalker warning, “Confronting fear… it’s the destiny of a Jedi”. The motion hones in on Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) battling their opposing views within the TV spot titled ‘Fate’.
One fan specifically was distracted by the scene the place Kylo Ren is seen preventing some kind of alien beast. The motion is interspersed with numerous blaster pictures, however as a substitute of their regular purple hue, there’s a mysterious glimmer of yellow mild. Like lightsabers, some races/characters have particular colors related to them. It simply so occurs Mandalorians are well-known for his or her yellow-beamed blasters.
While Abrams may not be considering that deeply into it, it’s necessary to notice that actually nobody in Star Wars apart from Mandalorians is understood to make use of yellow blasters. So what does this imply? Given that The Mandalorian is smashing it on Disney+, it might be a sensible transfer to incorporate the underrated bounty hunters in Rise of Skywalker.
Picture the scene the place the Rebellion is pinned down by Kylo and his returning Knights of Ren – additionally seen within the TV spot – solely to be rescued by… the arrival of a squadron of Mandalorians? Recently, the third episode of the Disney+ present wrapped with an epic second of fan service when a rescue celebration of loyal Mandos descended to rescue Pedro Pascal’s titular antihero.
If anybody wants additional proof the Mandalorians may elevate their helmets in Rise of Skywalker, a brand new clip added gasoline to the hearth. When the film’s official Instagram dropped the dramatic chase between Rey, Poe, Chewie, and Finn, the marauding Stormtroopers take to the skies with some Mando-inspired jet packs. It wasn’t simply audiences left with their jaws on the ground as John Boyega’s Finn exclaimed, “They fly now!”
Here’s hoping the Stormtroopers don’t comply with Boba’s malfunctioning jetpack and find yourself within the Great Pit of Carkoon.
If the Mandalorians are going to be a part of the Skywalker Saga’s concluding chapter, there may be some acquainted faces making up their ranks. The Mandalorian takes place round 9 ABY (After the Battle of Yavin), whereas 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens takes place in 34 ABY. The Mandalorian hasn’t given Dyn Jarren a lot of a backstory but, however there’s each probability Pascal’s chrome killer will emerge as a grizzled older model who’s nonetheless in energetic service for Rise of the Skywalker. If not, Abrams may at all times chuck Boba Fett into the combo.
Elsewhere, Favreau is already laborious at work on The Mandalorian season two, that means the mythology is about to develop. Unlike Netflix reveals like Daredevil and Jessica Jones getting the brief finish of the stick in relation to the MCU, it seems just like the House of Mouse is working towards a extra cohesive Star Wars Cinematic Universe.
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