New 'Mandalorian' trailer drops more hints about Disney+ 'Star Wars' series

Bill Keveney
Pedro Pascal stars as the title character in the new Disney+ series, "The Mandalorian."

Disney+ is dropping more bread crumbs about "The Mandalorian" to whet the appetites of fans awaiting the upcoming "Star Wars" TV series.

A new, 97-second trailer released on Monday offers cool visuals and more hints about the much-awaited series, which follows a skilled bounty hunter (Pedro Pascal) and premieres when Disney's new streaming service launches on Nov. 12.

A tweet accompanying the trailer includes a quote by a mysterious man (Werner Herzog) who hires the bounty hunter: "Mandalorian, look outside. They're waiting for you."  

The Mandalorian, shown aiming his signature two-pronged rifle, responds laconically, in a metallically tinged voice: "Yeah. Good."

The video, which opens as an earlier trailer did with a shot of storm trooper helmets on pikes, gives viewers a peek at exotic new animals; a dazzling fight scene with electrically charged spears; fugitives encased in carbonite (as Han Solo was); and sharp pictures of ships traveling space. 

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Besides Herzog and Pascal, whose face is covered by the Mandalorian's mask, the trailer briefly shows the series' other cast members, including Carl Weathers, Gina Carano and Giancarlo Esposito, along with a new droid, IG-11.

There's even a brief snippet where a woman appears ready to remove the Mandalorian's mask. Producers have been mum about if and when the bounty hunter's face will be revealed.

Herzog's character's voice, which runs through the trailer, hints at some connections to the "Star Wars" films. "The Mandalorian," set in a far-off section of the same universe, takes place in the time between "Star Wars: Return of the Jedi" and "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

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"Is the world more peaceful since the revolution?" the character asks The Mandalorian, referring to the overthrow of the Empire five years earlier by the Rebellion. "It is a shame you people suffered, but bounty hunting is a complicated profession."

He also hits at the Mandalorian's top-notch reputation. "They said you were the best in the parsec. Would you agree?"