The Wendigalorian

There’s no question about it.  The trailer for The Mandalorian looks kick-ass.  If you haven’t’ seen the trailer, here it is:

But as we know, Disney Star Wars is woke, which of course means that Disney Star Wars Is Dumb.  We’ve all seen kick-ass trailers before, only to be disappointed.

So I am very skeptical of anything being produced by Disney in the foreseeable future.  Others are as well.  General Friendliness from kiwifarms.net had this to say about The Mandalorian:

It would be interesting setting-wise and the first leaked trailer was mostly just showing off OT and EU stuff (per Filoni’s suggestion, as he did the same with Resistance) along with the Empire and classic aliens, specifically Devaronians, Twi’leks, Jawas and Dewbacks. But none of this is permanent or a sign of improvement. The show info I’ve posted before already revealed that it will initially start off as OT-based but will eventually move away from familiarity to focus solely on sequel lore and the trashy First Order, with it already being confirmed that TLJ aliens will be recycled for the show. Also of note is that this show was originally the Boba Fett movie project before being converted into a TV series and having Fett completely cut out and replaced with a donut steal. Which just raises the question as to why they didn’t just use Boba Fett, but then again it probably has to do with the George royalties things again. And even if normies finally get an explanation about the First Order, it doesn’t change their totally lame future and what a fucking worthless chode Snoke is. The future is still the same lame horse shit. At least with the prequels at their worst, you were confident in knowing that their future was an interesting one full of more beloved characters.

But hey, after 7 years and 4 movies, they finally release something that explains just what the hell is going on in their new trilogy which isn’t a book series that no one is going to watch.

Technically it is taken from the books due to that Jon Favreau is a supporter of Chuck Wendig (and his books) and will be using them as a basis for the Empire’s return as the FO. Even the main character is hinted to be (or be related to) the Mandalorian character Wendig created who acquired what is thought to be Boba Fett’s helmet.

Now, readers will have to decide for themselves how reliable a source General Friendliness is.  But I went ahead and did my own digging.  What I found, wasn’t pretty.

First, this comes from Amanda Ward of MakingStarWars.net from October 2018:

The Mandalorian producer and writer Jon Favreau has taken to Instagram again to share a cool image from the live-action series which is now filming. The image Favreau shared looks a lot like the piece of equipment carried by none other than Willrow Hood, the man seen escaping Cloud City during The Empire Strikes Back with what turned out to be an ice cream maker.

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What might also be likely is that the post by Favreau is a subtle way of showing solidarity with Star Wars writer Chuck Wendig who was fired today from Marvel Star Wars comics for his outspoken liberal views online. The character of Willrow Hood was set to appear in Wendig’s upcoming Marvel comic Star Wars: Shadow of Vader which Wendig is now no longer attached to. It’s difficult to say if the prop shared by Favreau will have any real significance to the series, but it definitely tells us that Favreau knows some very deep cut fan favorites.

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Readers can think of the Wards any way they wish, but they have been known to be remarkably accurate with their inside info.  So maybe Favreau is a supporter of Wendig and was posting in solidarity with him.  Still, this seems like it could be conjecture.

But we know that the time period of The Mandalorian is set roughly 8 years after the events of Return of the JediFrom Polygon in May of 2018:

The 30-year period between original and sequel trilogies is one that’s ripe for new material, especially after Lucasfilm decided to render the pre-Disney works non-canon back in 2014. Beginning in 1991 with Timothy Zahn’s Heir to the Empire, the Expanded Universe continued the post-Return of the Jedi era with an extensive series of novels and comics. That period has slowly been replaced with a new series of works, such as Chuck Wendig’s Aftermath trilogy (set a year after Return of the Jedi) and Delilah S. Dawson’s Phasma (set 26 years after Return of the Jedi).

Then we have this from Kervyn Cloete of criticalhit.net from back in October 2018:

Reading Favreau’s description of The Mandalorian, I immediately thought of Cobb Vanth. Most of you will probably be inserting your “WHO?” meme gifs here, and I can’t blame you as you would only know that name if you’ve read Chuck Wendig’s Aftermath books. A trilogy of novels that was the first official material set to fill in the 30-year gap between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, Wendig’s novels are, simply put, not the best read. The most intriguing aspects of them actually happen in between the main story following a ragtag Rebel strike force, as Wendig introduced these random interludes that just touch briefly on some minor characters or situations throughout the galaxy.

That’s right.  From Screenrant back in October 2018:

Cobb Vanth has already been introduced into the Star Wars canon in Chuck Wendig’s Aftermath trilogy, and it sounds a lot like he’s about to star in his own show.

So if you hear the name Cobb Vanth, you’ll know it’s a Wendig creation.  ThatHashTag Show describes Cobb Vanth as:

You could describe Vanth as a frontier lawman, one who just happens to don Mandalorian armor. Cobb Vanth tries to bring law and order to Freetown, a town found on the sandy, Outer Rim planet of Tatooine. Tatooine just happens to be one of the rumored “outer reaches of the galaxy” locations for the new series. It makes one wonder if Cobb Vanth is the character’s true Mandalorian identity.

From Fansided in October 2018:

In Aftermath, a former slave named Cobb Vanth acquires a chest of Mandalorian armor — described as “pocked and pitted and streaked with scars” — from a group of Jawas on Tatooine. The armor sounds like it matches that worn by famed Mandalorian bounty hunter Boba Fett, last seen being digested by a Sarlacc in Return of the Jedi, wouldn’t you say?

In the following two books, Vanth, wearing the Mandalorian armor and using a carbine rifle (the same weapon made famous by Boba Fett) helps defend a settlement on Tatooine called Freetown from a crime syndicate, styling himself a self-appointed lawman. Tatooine is located in the Outer Rim, which is definitely “in the outer reaches of the galaxy.” So as you can see, there’s a strong case to be made for Favreau telling Cobb Vanth’s story in his show.

And here’s some curious timing.  Chuck Wendig was let go from Marvel in October 2018The first Mandalorian image was released in October 2018.

Like a fecal phoenix, Chuck Wendig may rise from his intestinal bondage.

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Chuck Wendig’s proper place.

And if that’s not enough to dissuade you from watching this inevitably woke drek, be sure to head over to this post and this post to read about the star of The Mandalorian, Pedro Pascal, and his insane Wendig-esque political rants.

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20 thoughts on “The Wendigalorian

  1. Yep. Let it burn. It’s all fruit of the poisonous tree. A not-Boba Fett Boba Fett show lends credence to the theory that they want to avoid paying Lucas royalties as much as they can. There’s definitely some dumb stuff in this trailer, though, like the character frozen in carbonite. I think THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK made it clear that Vader freezing Han was a spur-of-the-moment and risky plan, and that carbon- freezing people was not some sort of common practice. THE CLONE WARS also stupidly had Anakin, Obi-Wan, and a bunch of troopers frozen in one episode. Nostalgia-milking rather than internal logic at work, here. The usual shills and fans suffering from franchise-Stockholm Syndrome are drooling all over this (and the Kenobi show), but we know better by now. Ironically, this very idea of this show would have killed the fandom with joy, circa 1996-2000, when the cult of Fett was at its peak. And then people bitched when the prequels didn’t feature fannish stuff like Jedi fighting a bunch of Fett-armored guys. I’m willing to bet this just will be surface flash and dazzle rather than compelling storytelling or respect for the lore.

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  2. Oh, look! PoC, women, old PoC, more women and a girl, and old brown (?) guy.
    Funny, not a single white man or white boy in sight. I went they all went extinct or became evil. You know what that means? Diversity achieved, everyone! Let’s dance!
    Heh, as expected, this is a Disney Wars production, so they can’t have those useless white males in sight, yuck!
    Meh, let this thing fail.

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    • Yep. I love Carl Weathers and Giancarlo Espositio, but it seems that we’ll be getting more of the usual messaging, here. Just wait until the Kenobi series, when a strong woman starts browbeating middle-aged Ben Kenobi on Tatooine.

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  3. So, this is going to be a bait and switch type show? I’m excited about this, but part of me is apprehensive and reading this article, Itchy makes me even moreso.

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  4. Here’s my problem with this: it’s a copy of Boba Fett and is perpetuating the idea that Boba Fett is a Mandalorian and that Mandalorians are a bunch of Boba Fetts. Otherwise, why call it Mandalorian and make him look like Boba Fett?

    But hey, it’s their own, unoriginal copycat character so at least there’s no risk of tarnishing Boba Fett himself (for now).

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  5. *yawn*

    Show looks like it’s going to be woke AF, because this is Di$ney we’re talking about here. I was and still am a member of the Cult of Fett (he’s the reason I got into the EU), but something tells me that IF he is in the show, his appearance will be altered to something lame, he’ll be overshadowed and outclassed by a stronk and independent waman, and that Di$ney will be adding him to the graveyard of OT characters.

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