IG-88 will join The Mandalorian

Jon Favreau’s Christmas gift to the fandom was a confirmation that droid bounty hunter IG-88 – or at least a very similar model – is to appear on The Mandalorian, as first reported by Making Star Wars. This show is sounding more and more ’90’s Dark Horse all the timeā€¦

Speaking of Legends, IG-88 played a part in one of the old EU’s weirdest stories. In the current canon, he’s still around after The Force Awakens, at least per the comics.

Dave Filoni, who will be directing the show’s first episode, also shared something on Christmas – a new drawing of Ahsoka Tano, and a Tolkien quote. What that means for her future appearances – if anything – remains a mystery for now.

The Mandalorian, which stars Pedro Pascal as the title character, is set about five years after Return of the Jedi. It will debut on the streaming service Disney+, which launches in late 2019.