The Mandalorian Key Art Goes Global with "Star Wars" Spinoff Message

With Disney+ set to kick off the second season of "Star Wars" spinoff series The Mandalorian this Friday, the streaming service is making sure viewers understand just how global the message that Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) aka "Mando" carries with him is. In the following tweets from earlier today, artists Doaly, Kin Noise, Simon Delart, Alexandra España, Souun Takeda, SG Posters, Orlando Arocena, and Flavia Sorrentino had their artistic takes from around the world put on display, as Mando looks to return The Child (we still like "Baby Yoda") to his own kind- and we don't want to imagine what's going to happen to anyone or anything that gets in the way of what sounds like a sacred mission.

The Mandalorian released new key art showing how "The Way" is a global message (Images: Disney+)
The Mandalorian released new key art showing how "The Way" is a global message (Images: Disney+)

Here's a look at the original posts from Thursday morning that spread the word across the globe: "This Is The Way."

Behind the camera, Peyton Reed (Ant-Man), Robert Rodriguez (Sin City), cast member Carl Weathers, Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), Bryce Dallas Howard (Dads), and Sam Hargrave (Extraction) will be sharing time with series creator Jon Favreau and executive producer Dave Filoni in The Mandalorian director's chair. While the second season of Disney+'s live-action Star Wars spinoff series appears to have gotten off relatively light compared to many COVID-19-impacted productions, Favreau was asked if new health and safety guidelines would make it difficult starting up production on a (for now) hypothetical third season and if he had concerns. As Favreau sees it, the series' reliance on virtual sets/scenes and distance-based production actually lends itself pretty naturally to the "new norms" on sets now:

"The fact that the set is much more contained is a benefit because you can limit the number of people. A lot of the people controlling it are doing it remotely from what we call the Brain Bar, which is a bank of gaming computers, essentially. The amount of people near the camera could be much smaller than [usual]. We also shoot a lot outside, which is helpful, too. We build to a moment in filming more like an animated production, where we have a lot of storyboards, a lot of discussions, and scouting in virtual reality. We use cinematic tools in VR much the same way we did for 'The Lion King' and 'The Jungle Book.' A lot of times the actors you are seeing on the screen aren't actually there on set."

The Mandalorian offers new character portraits (Image: Disney+)
The Mandalorian offers new character portraits (Image: Disney+)

Disney The Mandalorian stars Pedro Pascal as Din Djarin aka "Mando," Gina Carano as Cara Dune, Carl Weathers as Greef Karga, and Giancarlo Esposito as Moff Gideon. Between visual confirmation, press releases, and rumors, the second season could star all, some, or none of the following names: Sasha Banks, Rosario Dawson, Timothy Olyphant, Temuera Morrison, Katee Sackhoff, and Michael Biehn.

About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.

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