Star Wars: George Lucas visits The Mandalorian set

George Lucas has visited the set of The Mandalorian, gracing the Star Wars TV project with his presence as a birthday surprise for its creator Jon Favreau.

The Mandalorian is a project that wouldn’t exist without George Lucas’ legacy: the legendary writer-director created the Mandalorian race when he introduced Boba Fett in The Empire Strikes Back, setting a design framework that he would later revisit with Jango Fett in Attack Of The Clones.

Favreau has now taken the Mandalorian mantle, and created his own character that wears the iconic armour of this warrior race. It’s nice, then, to see that Lucas paid Favreau a visit…

 

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If you’re wondering what The Mandalorian is all about, here’s how the official Star Wars website describes the project…

“After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.”

The series is expected to consist of ten episodes, and will debut on Disney’s new streaming service next year. As we hear more, we’ll be sure to let you know.