My friends the Star Wards, Amanda and Jason Ward, over at MakingStarWars.net, have been busy scouring the galaxy
And, as I read early on a Tuesday morning, their finds from last weekend have me very, very intrigued.
POSSIBLE SPOILERS AHEAD: So, if you are averse to speculation and pre-viewing details, click away.
Still here? Good.
I was originally collecting information on two stories about Kylo Ren and
- Sources have said they saw Kylo Ren with the reforged mask on in various stages of dress, which also means we can’t yet say how often he wears the helmet, so if this news disappoints you, try to keep that in mind… To them, it looked like the mask was pieced back together using some kind of red crystalline bonding material.
- I also heard a few reports that BB-8 has a sidekick in the movie and its a little droid named D.O. (I’ve heard it as D.O. but the Reddit poster said Dio (or Iden’s ID10 droid in Battlefront II) like the 80’s band, perhaps because it was only heard and not shown). The Reddit poster compared it to a megaphone and that also rings true.
I love stuff like this. Especially A YEAR out. It just gives us a bit to chew on as we re-watch Episodes VII and VIII with family and friends over the holidays.
Meanwhile, on December 2, Amanda wrote:
u/Xyzsvtabc on StarWarsLeaks shared some information from a marketing meeting they attended that may have revealed the McGuffin of Star Wars: The Mandalorian. The information is very likely spot on as the information the poster shared for Star Wars: Episode IX also rang true to things I have been hearing for some time now.
She explained that the poster on Reddit reported:
I guess the Mandalorian encounters a baby on one of his missions that he is supposed to kill, but instead of that, he ends up saving it…
Whoa! That’s pretty cool. But Amanda added two more details:
- When we’ve seen the Mando on set, he has something on his back, and we theorized it was for his gun and that it was a hindrance so they were going to do it in CG but now I wonder if he actually has a baby strapped to his back Willow Ufgood style.
- The poster also mentions the Mando’s armor changing. This is true. I have been told that by Episode 3 of the series, the Mando costume we saw in the official photo is totally different. Basically, the Mando has a full on different suit compared to what we saw in the photo.
Wow! That’s even more to consider.
But the “good news” is that we have plenty of time to get our minds around these new deets as we prepare for the debut of The Mandalorian and Star Wars: Episode IX next year.
As always, for the latest in non-click bait stories and speculation, stop by MakingStarWars.net.
But what do you think? Are any of these details intriguing to you? Are you excited for Star Wars live action TV? Or are the movies your bag?
Let us know in the comments below…