The Mandalorian has a name after all

Pedro Pascal is dropping information!  The name of the Mandalorian in The Mandalorian is Din Jarin, (spelling verification to come?) he says in handout video posted by ScreenSlam.

Hopefully it comes up in the show – and he gets rid of that helmet at least some of the time. (Why do you hire Pedro Pascal and keep a helmet on him all the time?!?)

The Mandalorian, Dave Filoni, Obi-Wan’s Hossein Amini and more on Disney+ Star Wars

Dave Filoni gets a Vanity Fair profile, with plenty of quotes from various Star Wars luminaries: George Lucas, Kathleen Kennedy, Jon Favreau. “There isn’t a thing that we do in the storytelling space that I don’t check with Dave,” Kennedy said. “What I find about Dave is you don’t just sit down and have a discussion about plot or review characters inside the Star Wars world. You end up having meaningful, thoughtful discussions about what it is we’re trying to say inside the storytelling. He has a lot of empathy.”

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The Mandalorian trailer #2: He speaks!

Here’s the latest trailer for The Mandalorian, with some repeats but plenty of new footage, and quite a bit of Werner Herzog. And yes, we finally get to hear Pedro Pascal talk… briefly.

Plenty of questions raised: Will the helmet come off? Are some of those scenes flashbacks? What happened to the Mandalorians?

The Mandalorian publicity blitz begins, and what is this big “spoiler”?

It’s “blitz day” and that means we’ve got a bunch of new posters for The Mandalorian, as well as a new trailer dropping sometime tonight.

Buried in a fairly routine New York Times story on Disney+ marketing is a line that says the first episode will contain “a dramatic ‘Star Wars’-universe spoiler.” Speculate as you will, but chances are we won’t know until November 12, as the show isn’t even screening for critics.

Triple Force Friday will launch product reveals on Thursday livestream

Speaking of Force Friday, StarWars.com rolls in this morning with the news that a product launch livestream is coming Thursday. Here’s the teaser, featuring a few familiar faces:

Warwick Davis will host the live portions from Pinewood Studios in London, though I would be shocked if Galaxy’s Edge doesn’t make an appearance somehow.

The first wave of products for the three big launches coming later this year – The Mandalorian, The Rise of Skywalker, and video game Jedi: Fallen Order – will all be in stores October 4, but this will be our first (official) look at some of them.