Filmmaker Jon Favreau has used his Instagram account to post a new photo from the set of the upcoming live-action “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian,” a shot of a key prop featured in the action.
Making Star Wars has looked into it and discovered the prop, a weapon known as an ‘Amban phase-pulse blaster’, is the same one used by Boba Fett in the much-maligned “Star Wars Holiday Special”.
Favreau executive produces “The Mandalorian” which is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travels of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.
Dave Filoni, Taika Waititi, Deborah Chow, Bryce Dallas Howard and Rick Famuyiwa helm the ten episode first season which will reportedly have a combined budget of $100 million. It is expected to launch on the Disney direct-to-consumer platform in late 2019.