- The Mandalorian – Trailer
To be fair, they might dump it on Amazon or Netflix for the UK. That’s at lest been an advantage being in UK, e.g. ST Picard on Amazon and Discovery on Netflix, both CBS All Access shows in US.
Though Disney own Hulu also and that’s never stepped outside the US. Apparently they have said they want to launch in as many markets as possible though. So that could mean a long wait rather than see it soon on Amazon/Netflix.Posted 3 months agoPrinceJohnMember
You can’t get it in the UK.
Then they wonder why people will download things illegally when you get it legitimately – especially something like this that will have spoilers all over the internet.
One thing Netflix have got right is simultaneously releasing things worldwide.Posted 3 months ago
[according to the books] Boba didn’t die after being ingested by the Sarlacc, he managed to escape and survived the carpet bombing of Jabba’s palace by Crimson Sun bombers. I think that is explained in “Tales of the Bounty Hunters”. I think it might be “The Mandalorian Armour” that explains more about old Boba.
Of course, this is Disney, so they will kill off stuff that does not suit their profit motive and theme (friendship, co-operation, merchandising).Posted 1 month ago
Does he actually (that we know of) have a link to the Fetts? Or did he just like the helmet?
As I understand it, there’s two ways of looking at it.
If you want to suspend your disbelief to enjoy the series then it’s:
Mandalorian’s are a Humaniod race known for being ‘ing nails.
Fett was a Madalorian and wore the armour of the Madalorian’s but he’s not the titular Madalorian in ‘The Madalorian’.
If you want to know the slightly more boring real-world answer, they’ve been trying to make a live action Star Wars TV series for years. After the Prequels were made they were going TV series which was going to explore all the non-Jedi v Sith / Rebellion v Empire bits of the Star Wars ‘Universe’. At first it was going to be about some lessor characters advenutres between the prequels and Original Series, Solo Origin, Lando etc, but this was scraped in favour of a series called Star Wars: Underworld which was going to be about Bounty Hunters, the Huts and the other criminal elements of Star Wars. That got scrapped too, this was pre-Game of Thrones so it wasn’t believed you could make a multi-million dollar an episode gritty fantasy drama profitably and 10 years ago CGI etc was more expensive to produce than now.
Things changed when Disney bought Star Wars, they invested massively into it with new films to grow the franchise for a new market which made an expensive TV series more likely to be profitable, add to the fact they have Disney+ to launch and some of it’s massive marketing budget for that can be used to make this.
In the great tradition of ‘Hollywood’ no good ideas (or indeed bad ones) are ever wasted, some of the bits of the TV series went into ‘Solo’ and Rouge One, lots went into the Animated Series but the core of Star Wars: Underworld have been evolved into The Madalorian, they’ve kept enough of Fett to grab interest, but not so much that viewers might not be able to find a hero one of the Baddies of the original films.
There’s 2 more TV series coming, one based around one of the characters from Rouge One and the big one about Obi-Wan Kenobi staring Ewan McGregor.Posted 1 month ago
Well… I’ve sneakily watched the first pre-opening credits bit before my Family get home.
It’s very good so far, very Rouge One in feel and look, gritty, violent (no blood, worst happens off screen) and the lead is no hero.
If you’ve got friends in the US and can operate a simple VPN it’s pretty easy to stream it legally.Posted 3 weeks ago
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