32 Facts About The Mandalorian


The Mandalorian is an American space western television series created by Jon Favreau for the streaming service Disney+.

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The Mandalorian executive produces alongside Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy, and Colin Wilson.

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The Mandalorian premiered with the launch of Disney+ on November 12, 2019.

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The Mandalorian is hired by remnant Imperial forces to retrieve the child Grogu, but instead goes on the run to protect the infant.

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The Mandalorian becomes the Mandalorian's ward, and is revealed to be named Grogu in "Chapter 13: The Jedi".

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Dave Filoni, executive producer on the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels, had been conceiving a The Mandalorian-focused series, and Kennedy suggested that he and Favreau meet to discuss their ideas.

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The Mandalorian began spending several hours at the end of each day developing the series while he was directing The Lion King.

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In November 2018, Pedro Pascal was confirmed to be portraying the Mandalorian after being rumored to be cast in the role for some time.

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The Mandalorian is portrayed by stunt doubles Brendan Wayne and Lateef Crowder.

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The Mandalorian found the process to be effective, but time-consuming.

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The Mandalorian wanted the series to sound "a little grittier, a little edgier and a little more tech-oriented".

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One of the primary themes of The Mandalorian is parenting and fatherhood, particularly through the father–son relationship dynamic between Din Djarin and the Child.

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The Mandalorian risked his life and drastically changed his career as a bounty hunter to accept his responsibility as the Child's caretaker and guardian, marking a significant parental sacrifice.

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We see several examples of the Mandalorian parenting the Child throughout the series, such as when he stops the Child from pressing random buttons in the cockpit of the Mandalorian's spaceship, ultimately by holding him in his lap.

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Relationship between the Mandalorian and the Child is an example of unexpected fatherhood.

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The Mandalorian feels a connection and parental bond with the Child because of his own childhood, when he was orphaned upon the death of his parents and was adopted by the Mandalorian culture as a "foundling".

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Nevertheless, fatherhood is not a role the Mandalorian initially seeks, and he makes repeated initial attempts to avoid this responsibility.

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The Mandalorian's wrote: "The Mandalorian is uninterested in diapers, and so Mando gets to be a very particular image of fatherhood: the guy who doesn't have to sweat the small stuff.

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An interaction the Mandalorian has with Peli Motto in "Chapter 5: The Gunslinger" is one of the most overt discussions about the challenges of caring for the Child.

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The Mandalorian's just programmed that way, and with care and change he can do a lot of good in the world.

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The Mandalorian is learning about the world around him and needs guidance as he develops his abilities.

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However, multiple writers have questioned whether the violent acts the Child has repeatedly witnessed throughout The Mandalorian are having a negative impact on his development, and that he is learning to become violent himself as a result.

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However, Caitlin Gallagher of Bustle suggested rather than building toward making the Child evil, the show could be suggesting the Mandalorian needs to find a way to raise the Child in a less violent environment.

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The Mandalorian premiered on the streaming service Disney+ on its United States launch day, November 12, 2019.

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The website's critical consensus reads, "Action-packed and expertly-crafted—if at times a bit too withholding—The Mandalorian is a welcome addition to the Star Wars universe that benefits greatly from the cuteness of its cargo.

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The Mandalorian was the first production to be filmed using real time rendering for realistic, parallax environments.

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The Mandalorian attributed the breakthroughs made with the technology to the support of Kathleen Kennedy, who was in charge of both Lucasfilm and ILM, as well as to his own drive for innovation, and to previous work done by George Lucas on new technology for the Star Wars films.

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Bob Iger said in February 2020 that spin-offs of The Mandalorian were being considered, and there was potential to add more characters to the series with the intention of then giving them their own series.

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The Mandalorian felt Lucasfilm could be "more responsive" to audience reactions in determining potential spin-offs due to the faster production time for television series than films.

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Additionally, both Favreau and Pascal were open to the idea of the Mandalorian appearing in a Star Wars film, but Favreau was in "no rush" to do this.

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The Mandalorian's said there was potential for ideas from the series to be incorporated into The Mandalorian "next iteration".

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The Mandalorian noted that they were using The Mandalorian to remind fans of these characters or introduce them to unfamiliar audiences before they appeared in the spin-off series, which created interconnected stories and characters within a "very rich fabric for us to explore".

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