I’m still on a Star Wars buzz after last night’s news that the live-action Star Wars television show is called The Mandalorian. There’s just something so cool about that. This show can be so much and satisfy so many aspects of what Star Wars consumers love about the saga.
My friend Brian suggested the show might be like Kung Fu in that a “Shaolin monk and martial-arts expert Caine flees China after his master is killed. Now he wanders the Old West of America, defending the helpless and beating down bad guys with his skills, all while trying to find his half-brother and evade Chinese bounty hunters.” I thought that speculation was pretty cool. The Mandalorian!
The Modular Mandalorians
Today has been a quiet day so far on the set from what our team can see. They’re putting the black sand onto the ground so it looks like the next filming will be more focused on the black rock world or territory. The reconfiguring of sets pieces continues as well.
Over the last couple of days we were discussing how modular the set pieces for Star Wars: The Mandalorian are. Yesterday as the day went on we saw the outside perimeter of the set becoming a new filming area as pieces from the other location were reconfigured into making a long street alleyway. This is the set that had the marketplace or bizarre earlier in filming with the black sand on the floor.
Our team traced this outline on the image to give you an idea of what we’re talking about without the outside set clutter making the pathway too confusing:
Greig Fraser ACS, ASC.
We heard that Greig Fraser was going to be the director of photography on The Mandalorian in our update earlier in the week. A poster named u/bioliveira on Star Wars Leaks shared a screenshot of a deleted post from Fraser’s Instagram that seemingly confirms the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story DP’s involvement with the Star Wars TV show. We didn’t see the post live with our own eyes, but so far no one has debunked the authenticity of the grab and it seems legit:
I really hope all of that pans out as I love how Rogue One looks and feels as film. That level of skill on the series is most welcomed by me and most fans. In fact, I think I’ve only heard praise for the work he did on that film.
Check back for more updates as we continue to follow all things of interest with Star Wars and The Mandalorian!