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It has been a weird two work weeks in Southern California. It rained. The week before we had Thanksgiving so it was a broken-up week. Still, we kept our eye on the location of Star Wars’ first streaming show, The Mandalorian. For the last few days we saw this ramp being built and we figured it was either for a troop transport, an Imperial shuttle, or a sandcrawler. With the work having mostly been on the lava planet, we didn’t think too much about it.
But now we believe the ramp is probably for a sandcrawler. That planet we’ve been monitoring, we wanted to be Tatooine, but after Jakku and Jedha we’re not running to state as much firmly. Tatooine, a.k.a. the cradle of the Star Wars fantasy itself, is clearly in The Mandalorian. We saw tech and shared architecture but now we’ve actually seen features only seen on Tatooine itself on that set.
Mando construction earlier in the week of the ramp:
Filming moments ago:
The smoking gun:
Those are Jawas. We haven’t seen those guys in Star Wars since the prequel trilogy. Back when trying to confirm that Jakku was or was not Tatooine, I was looking for those little droid resellers and now all these years later, the MSW team has finally found them! And we found them on the set of The Mandalorian.
While the picture could be a Phantasm cosplay group with a set visit, trust us when we say their eyes glow bright red to the naked eye and when they look at you. We don’t know how the costumes will translate on film, but it is the look only a Jawa can give.
Tatooine confirmed. Jawas confirmed. Tusken Raiders are nowhere to be found… yet. Also on a side note, with Tatooine being insanely likely, Cobb Vanth is seeming more possible than ever. Is this Mos Pelgo, a.k.a. Freetown, Tatooine?
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