Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Jon Favreau & Dave Filoni on Keeping the Big Reveal at the End of Chapter One of 'The Mandalorian' a Secret

Filoni and Favreau at Star Wars Celebration back in April 2019
By: Dominic Jones

This article contains SPOILERS for Episodes 1 & 2 of The Mandalorian.  If you haven't seen the show and don't want to be spoiled stop reading now!
The first episode of The Mandalorian, the first episode of the new live action Disney+ series, ended with the big reveal that the bounty the titular Mandalorian has been chasing all episode is not a fifty year old adult, but actually a baby that is the same species as the Jedi master Yoda. The reveal was an exciting way to close out the first chapter of this new series.  And one that the series executive producers were worried would not be kept secret. 

Jon Favreau, executive producer and writer of The Mandalorian, and Dave Filoni, executive producer and director of Chapter One of The Mandalorian, spoke about the reveal in an interview with Entertainment Tonight at the series' premiere event last week.  The duo addressed the reveal and their concern that it would be revealed before the series came out, either through marketing or leaks.

"We didn't know if we'd make it," Filoni said. 
"It was a nail biter," Favreau added. "Everything else was coming out."

You can check out the interview below,

Favreau also spoke with ExtraTV about his work on the second season of The Mandalorian, which is currently filming.  You can watch that interview below,

The Mandalorian is set following the events of Return of the Jedi and follows the adventures of a "lone gunfighter", as he navigates the galaxy in the post-Empire/early days of the New Republic.  The first two episodes of the series is available now on Disney+, with episode three being released on Friday. You can check out the trailer for the series below,

The series is available now on Disney+, and stars Pedro Pascal as The Mandalorian, Gina Carrano as Cara Dune, Carl Weathers as Greef Carga, Giancarlo Esposito as Moff Gideon, Nick Nolte as Kuiil, Werner Herzog as "The Client", Emily Swallow as "The Armorer", and Omid Abtahi as Dr. Pershing.  The Mandalorian is executive produced by Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni, with episodes directed by Filoni, Bryce Dallas Howard, Deborah Chow, and Rick Famuyiwa, and Taika Waititi.

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