Happy Life Day- Jon Favreau Teases Another ‘The Mandalorian’ Character

It sure seems like the Jon Favreau Star Wars live-action series for Disney+ The Mandalorian is gonna be a great collection of deep cuts and fan-favorite characters.

Just this morning, the filmmaker posted this image to his Instagram account, confirming earlier reports that bounty hunter Droid IG-88 had been spotted on the set by our friends over at Making Star Wars.com:

 

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Perhaps you’ll recognize IG-88 (also known as IG-88B, or as a Phlutdroid) from his appearence in Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back from the lineup of bounty hunters Vader sends out. This masculine IG-series assassin droid is manufactured by Holowan Laboratories who worked as a bounty hunter, and is as deadly as they come.

 

This IG-88 confirmation comes after another post from Favreau featuring a familiar prop with it’s own cult following, the ice cream maker used by Wilrow Hood:

 

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In light of IG-88 being confirmed [ish], lets enjoy this animated entry to the Star Wars Fan Film competition starring the droid:

The Mandalorian is expected to hit sometime after the launch of Disney+, which should be sometime in 2019.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.


Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always).

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence.

Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional

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