Jon Favreau provided a much clearer picture regarding what we can expect from his live-action Star Wars series for Disney's upcoming streaming service. On Wednesday, Favreau posted a photo on social media stylized like the franchise's famous opening crawl sequence with yellow lettering over a black backdrop. The Mandalorian will tell the story of another warrior rising to prominence following the emergence of Jango Fett and son Boba Fett.
"After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. 'The Mandalorian' is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order," the post reads. "We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic."
Back in May, Favreau revealed that the series would take place between the events of 1983's Return of the Jedi and 2015's The Force Awakens. The decision to center its plot on a completely different bounty hunter means that the live-action series may not run the risk of intruding on what James Mangold has planned for his Boba Fett stand-alone film. Mangold will be tasked with writing and directing that movie. Unless, of course, Disney wants to intentionally create a through line that connects these two projects.
Favreau will pen the script and serve as executive producer of The Mandalorian. The series is slated to premiere next year.