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Giancarlo Esposito Says Jon Favreau Worked With George Lucas on The Mandalorian

April 21, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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According to The Mandalorian co-star Giancarlo Esposito, George Lucas was involved in the development process of the Star Wars series. Esposito (Breaking Bad) who plays a villain in the Disney+ series, spoke with Collider about the production and talked about shooting the series.

“I’ve got a great costume. We got great set pieces,” he said. “I’m not giving anything away because [Jon Favreau] is an artist, truly an artist. [He was] working with George Lucas on this particular piece and making it a piece that we can really relate to now in our world that we’re in. Besides the fact that there are so many Star Wars fans out there that really don’t get enough of this, finally we have a [Star Wars] piece that for the first time ever is shot outside of a London studio.”

He also noted that the series is using a new technology and a location known as The Volume, a large warehouse outfitted with blue screens tracking cameras all around to capture live-action performances in a digital environment. “Jon Favreau’s brilliant,” he said. “Technically, this show has a new technology [that’s] never really [been] refined as much as it is right now. We’re in a place called The Volume, where we do most of our acting, where set pieces are brought in, where we can control the physical atmosphere of what is projected on the walls and control how gravity is; you get a feeling that gravity is being played with. This is a show that’s gonna be really fantastic.”

The series will debut on Disney+ when the service launches on November 12th.

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