Entertainment Weekly has a big expose on The Mandalorian in its next issue, so a few new set photos have been released that may provide insights into the Mando’s missions and ultimately his relationship with the former Rebel Shocktrooper, Cara Dune. In addition to the new photos, the cast and crew offered up plenty of insights in the form of quotes, and one in particular stands out for its revelation about the inclusion of legacy characters in the show.

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First up though, let’s check out the new photos. The two below, in addition to a quote from Gina Carano, definitely lead me to believe that my prediction that Cara and Mando will link up is all but true.

Basically, she thinks that the Mando is after her when she spots him on whatever planet he’s on, so they’ll have a contentious relationship at first, but someone or something will cause them to work together. I believe that someone will be related to the lady scene in the image of a homestead, possibly her daughter, who I believe we saw in the Mando’s trailer.

Here’s what Gina had to say about it:

“She’s gone from planet to planet. She’s a loner. She’s strong. She runs into the Mandalorian on one of these planets that she’s hiding out on and thinks that he’s there to take her in and then their relationship escalates from there.”

Gina Carano – EW

Next up in EW’s coverage of The Mandalorian are some choice quotes from Jon Favreau and David Filoni. Jon described that they’re going for some deep cuts in terms of the characters they’ll feature, and the stories that will be told, and he confirms that there won’t be major legacy characters in the show, at least not during its first season.


Jon explained:

“I’ve always been curious what the other people in the cantina are up to. We’re digging really deep in the toy chest and pulling out the action figures that people were always curious about and were not quite in the center frame, but have a lot of potential.”

Jon Favreau – EW

David Filoni may have described it even better in regards to the characters they were allowed to use:

“These are the [action figures] you got. Your older brothers have had ‘good’ ones. Somehow you got Boba Fett. And if you have Boba Fett, you could always tell a good story.”

David Filoni – EW

I do like what I’m hearing, but I hope there are sprinkles of legacy characters, or at least mentions of their names to keep the show anchored to the era it takes place in.

Finally, David Filoni spoke more on the show’s direction and what fans should expect, and how it will show how the First Order could come to rise during this lawless time period. Although, he is also claiming that we will see things that no Star Wars fan has ever seen before, so I can’t wait to experience whatever the hell he’s talking about below:

“I’ve seen a lot of Star Wars, and what’s most exciting to me is that I am very confident we did some things — and fans will see things — that have never been seen before.”

David Filoni – EW

If any knows Star Wars and Star Wars stories, it’s Filoni, so that quote has me even more intrigued to see what surprises he and Jon have in store for us staring on November 12.

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Matt is literally from a galaxy that is far, far away. Star Wars has consumed his life, and made him the geek that he is. He's no fan of the Prequels, but still loves the Maker. When he's not recording his unstable takes for the Star Wars Time podcast, he's either working on EntertainmentBuddha.com, taking pictures of Star Wars toys, or trying to legitimately wield the Force.