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Star Wars Celebration wrapped up today, but not before giving us some more information regarding the upcoming live-action Star Wars television show, The Mandalorian. Jon Favreau, Kathleen Kennedy, Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Carl Weathers, and executive producer Dave Filoni sat down to dish out some details on what has until now been a highly secretive project set to premiere in November of this year. I’m sure we’ll be diving into this in greater detail this week, but here are some of the fun things we learned today:

We got some character names and descriptions. Pascal describes the Mandalorian as “a mysterious lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy. Some might say he has questionable moral character, which is in line with some of our best westerns, some good samurai. All the good stuff. And he’s a badass!.”

Carano is Kara Dune, “an ex-rebel shock trooper,” who fought in the Grand Army of the Republic during the Clone Wars. “I’m a bit of a loner–which isn’t a far stretch,” she says, “and I’m having a bit of trouble reintegrating myself into society.”

Weathers plays Grief, “a guy who is running this group of bounty hunters. He’s kind of the head of this guild of bounty hunters.”

Here’s a look at those characters:

Let’s see, what else? The show uses some old-school Star Wars techniques and the bounty hunter’s ship–named the Razorcrest–is being shot using practical models. Also, the 501st Legion Stormtrooper cosplay group will appear in the film, although they didn’t know that when they showed up to the shoot.

Fans who attended in person got to see some behind-the-scenes footage and a teaser trailer, but they blocked it out of the livestream, so we have to rely on the excited tweets of those who were in the room where it happened.

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What did you all see out there today?

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