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The first live-action Star Wars show is now underway, and we finally have a title: The Mandalorian.
Created by Jon Favreau (Iron Man), The Mandalorian will be a big-budget operation and is the first of several shows in development at Disney. Favreau revealed the show’s title in an Instagram post on Wednesday, confirming that it stars a “lone gunfighter” character and takes place between the fall of the Empire and the rise of the First Order—in other words, between episodes VI and VII.
Mandalorians are a culture from the planet Mandalore, often portrayed as warriors. They’re known for their distinctive helmets and armor—think Boba Fett—and are a popular choice for Star Wars cosplayers. With this show in pre-production, it may suggest that the Boba Fett movie is officially dead in the water, considering the overlap between the two ideas.
Gavia Baker-Whitelaw is a staff writer at the Daily Dot, covering geek culture and fandom. Specializing in sci-fi movies and superheroes, she also appears as a film and TV critic on BBC radio. Elsewhere, she co-hosts the pop culture podcast Overinvested. Follow her on Twitter: @Hello_Tailor