This week, television was supposed to be the launch of Apple TV +, the first of two new streaming services to debut in November, preceding the undoubtedly more famous Disney + launch in a few weeks. But early reviews of Apple's first show rating – Morning Show See Dickinson and For All Humanity – were largely ambivalent. (Ironically, it seems that See a show about a dystopian future where all of humanity is blind, it's not worth watching.) Apple's Apple is already swallowed up by new galaxy news far, far away.
For starters, fans can be glad that Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss ̵
Surely it is convenient that Disney has chosen to release this trailer on Apple TV Week, but we will take it. Like the first trailer of August, this look at The Mandalorian is light in plot and big in mood, seeking to determine what showrunner John Favreau considers the "darker, stranger" side of Star Wars universe. But with all due respect to The Mandalorian who looks great, the closest this trailer will come to "degenerate" is the nihilist author Werner Herzog, who speaks words like "parsek" with a thick German accent.
Star Wars is, and will continue to be, a family-friendly enterprise – appropriate for an upcoming streaming service that is clearly being offered to families. Rogue One leaning heavily on the "military" elements of the saga, is perhaps the best predictor of any sensibility The Mandalorian hopes to achieve. So while this show is supposedly for a bounty hunter who kicks ass in the galaxy and certainly has a lot of it in the trailer, this gentle shot is probably the most important draw.
As heard from last year, Mandalorian can refer to his eponymous bounty hunter (played by Thrones and Narcos ] alcos Pedro Pascal) Rescue a baby he was initially ordered to kill by focusing on the relationship that grows between him and baby McGuffin. (Such a development is slightly telegraphed in a trailer that emphasizes how to be a bounty hunter is a complicated profession, suggesting that our man is about to take a risky and perhaps morally dubious task.) Darker Star Wars in other words, it could mean a darker setting, giving way to something meaningful – like a lone, throbbing bounty hunter hiding behind a cool helmet, growing conscience. Because Disney reportedly raised over $ 100 million to make the show, the plan would always appeal to the widest possible audience, rather than alienating units from its fundraiser – especially children.
This is not a blow to Mandalorian or Star Wars written big – we have been loving this franchise for decades because of its vibe (including Dad's heavy issues), that's all, to say we need brutal, blood-soaked TV series set in this galaxy, about as much as the world needs a Benioff-Weiss-led trilogy. In the broad strokes, we know what we will achieve with the Mandalorian but that does not mean that it will not be a fun ride. And if a little Star Wars sounds foreboding, well, we still don't know a lot: a lot: The first episode of Mandalorian has to include a "Dramatic" spoiler for more the great Star Wars universe. You guess what this epic spoiler might be is as good as mine, even though I will throw myself into the cold vacuum of space if they try to turn Boba Fett back into something. (Sorry, he's way more overrated than Russell Westbrook!)
Meanwhile, on the eve of a new trailer and the untimely death of the Benioff and Weiss era Star Wars Mandalorian himself said well that just two words from the new footage: "Yes? Okay. "