With last week’s official cast announcement we finally know the cast of The Mandalorian. The first-ever live-action Star Wars series is set to debut late next year. With its $100 million budget, the show will be the flagship of Disney’s new streaming service, Disney+. Starring Pedro Pascal as the lead character, the series will also feature the likes of Carl Weathers, Gina Carano, Nick Nolte, Werner Herzog and others. But what about Jon Favreau’s Mandalorian plot?
Right now we know very little about The Mandalorian plot other than the official synopsis:
“After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.”
A Reddit user who claims to have inside information may have just given us a little more detail.
The Mandalorian Plot to Follow Lone Wolf and Cub?
According to the Reddit user, the central plot will revolve around the main character and a baby. Though originally his mark, the Mandalorian refuses to kill the child. “The rest of the story revolves around their growing relationship and his efforts to keep the child safe and protected.”
Does this sound a little familiar? Wired thinks so, and likens the rumored Mandalorian plot to that of Lone Wolf and Cub. For those unaware, Lone Wolf and Cub is a critically acclaimed manga series by Kazou Koike. It features a disgraced Shogun who travels the countryside with his infant child, seeking revenge on those who killed his wife.
Conversely, the proposed Mandalorian plot also sounds reminiscent of another adult/child Mandalorian team-up. That one we saw in the prequels with Jango and Boba Fett. (Let’s hope this relationship ends better for the Mandalorian than it did for Jango.) As always, take all rumors for that they are: rumors. Until we get more details from Disney and Lucasfilm, we’ll just have to wait and see.