It has been confirmed the first trailer for Disney+ series The Mandalorian will premiere at the upcoming D23 conference taking place this weekend. But ahead of the event creator and showrunner Jon Favreau has been discussing the series with The Hollywood Reporter.
“If you notice, there’s a certain look that the Mandalorian lead character has, there’s a size that the spaceship is, there’s a scale that lines up with the original trilogy,” Favreau said. “I’m trying to evoke the aesthetics of not just the original trilogy but the first film. Not just the first film but the first act of the first film. What was it like on Tatooine? What was going on in that cantina? That has fascinated me since I was a child, and I love the idea of the darker, freakier side of Star Wars, the Mad Max aspect of Star Wars.”
Favreau and THR also discussed the fact that studio head, Bob Iger, feels that Disney+ is the future of the company. With that kind of statement comes a lot of pressure on these launch shows to help make the platform a success.
Favreau was typically cool about handling that kind of pressure “This feels to me like when we made Iron Man,” he added. “It didn’t feel like the future of Marvel was resting on it, [even though] the future of Marvel was resting on it because if we failed they would have lost their characters that were collateral.”
The Mandalorian is the first of several planned Star Wars series set to premiere on Disney+ later in 2019.