Jon Favreau is building hype from fans excited for the first live-action “Star Wars” show, and now it appears Disney is also feeling the same magic by cranking up the merchandise machine.
According to documents obtained by The Blast, LucasFilm recently filed a few trademark applications to secure “The Mandalorian” for toys, games, hand-held units for video games, books, school supplies, temporary tattoos, clothing and footwear.
One of the products listed in the trademark application implies that a legit Mandalorian-style helmet may also be sold.
Mandalorians have long been a part of “Star Wars” lore, as they are the race of humans from the planet Mandalor, and gave us bounty hunting legends Jango and Boba Fett. Favreau, who is the writer and executive producer of the live-action TV show, said the series will follow a new “lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy.”
He’s been teasing fans with photos of Mandalorian artifacts, like an interesting looking rifle. The story is set to take place in the years following “Return of the Jedi.”
“The Mandalorian” will be a good test for Disney to see if fans have truly been oversaturated by the “Star Wars” franchise after the lackluster performance of “Solo: A Star Wars Story.”
Even Disney CEO Bob Iger admitted that the onslaught of galactic adventures may have been, “a little too much, too fast,” although the company reportedly dumped over $100 million into “The Mandalorian” for an initial 10-episode release.
The show is expected to premiere next year and be one of the driving forces on Disney’s new streaming service.