brian-mcgee - October 30, 2019
The new streaming platform Disney+ is launching next month and they're pulling out all the stops in announcing new content for the service. Probably the single most anticipated new program at launch is going to be the Star Wars Universe-set live action series The Mandalorian, following a bounty hunter as he tracks down wanted folks and chats with Werner Herzog.
Sure Star Wars, Boba Fett, all that, it's all great. The real appeal to me in this series is Herzog. I know he'll probably be in two scenes that bookend the series, but still, getting Werner Herzog in the Star Wars Universe is the real score of this entire deal. He's one of the only real deal filmmakers left, a man who has consistently risked bodily injury and put himself and his crew in harm's way on several occasions. What on earth is he doing in a Star Wars project? It boggles my mind.
The real coup would be landing Herzog to narrate the series. "The bounty hunter stares into the chaotic morass, which, through his own bounty hunting actions, has irrevocably changed. Is the world now safe from Star Wars, or is the Mandalorian merely perpetuating a never-ending battle for the very soul of mankind? He collects his bounty, but there is no amount of money that can fix his broken heart." And for anyone not sold yet, may I remind you that the show is also rumored to feature Nick Nolte as an Ugnaught. The Mandalorian premieres exclusively on Disney+ on November 12.
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