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Get the details on The Mandalorian and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Get the details on The Mandalorian and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

On Sunday at Star Wars Celebration in a snowy (seriously) Chicago, we finally got our first substantial look at The Mandalorian.

"With the culmination of the Star Wars Saga arriving before the end of the year, the Star Wars: Episode IX panel is one you will definitely not want to miss!" reads the description of the panel on the Celebration site. Favreau also says the show will not only satisfy longtime fans but introduce a new generation to the galaxy far, far away.

The show will focus on a new warrior inspired by the uber-popular Star Wars character Boba Fett and be set shortly after Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.

The Mandalorian, which also stars Gina Carano, Nick Nolte, Giancarlo Esposito and Werner Herzog, is slated for a November 12 release.

Hyping up a crowd already buzzing from Friday's release of a trailer for the ninth installment in the flagship film franchise, "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker", were the show's writer and executive producer, Jon Favreau, and several members of the cast. Now we know a lot more about the Pedro Pascal-led space drama set in the gunslinging Wild West of the Outer Rim. "He's a gunfighter, and a bounty hunter", Favreau told the crowd.

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The show also draws on George Lucas' original Star Wars inspirations, namely John Ford and Sergio Leone Westerns and Kurosawa samurai movies, with The Mandalorian himself (played by Pascal) said to have a great deal of Clint Eastwood in him. "He's kind of the head of this guild of bounty hunters".

Gina Carano's "Kara Dune" (more pictures here) is playing an ex-Rebel Shock Trooper who is having a bit of trouble getting re-acclimated to civilian life after the war.

You'll be able to stream the panel from the Star Wars YouTube channel at 1:30 p.m. PT, and we'll embed the livestream video here as soon as its available.

The 950 km/h ship was first seen in the opening scenes of Star Wars: A New Hope in 1977.

The Mandalorian will take place in the same universe as the three Star Wars trilogies, but don't expect any cameos from your favorite film characters.