There's a Huge Spoiler in ‘The Mandalorian’’s First Episode

As if we weren’t already excited about the launch of Disney+ and the first-ever Star Wars live-action series The Mandalorian, a new story on the streaming service in The New York Times revealed that the first episode of the show will contain a “dramatic Star Wars-universe spoiler.What that spoiler could be, we have no idea. Let the speculation begin!

The Times piece frames The Mandalorian as proof that the Disney+ programming isn’t just aimed at families; this series, a Star Wars-centered project led by a Game of Thrones star in Pedro Pascal will be pivotal to the service’s early success or failure. Even aside from sharing a star, the series has something else in common with Thrones as well: a massive budget, as the Times story declares a benchmark of $15 million per episode.

As the Times story describes, though, The Mandalorian will shake the Star Wars-iverse from day 1. Clearly, they want to incentivize signing up for Disney+ on day one.

As the article says:

The hint of a spoiler of that magnitude in publication as reputable as the Times means it must be taken seriously; they’re not going to write something like that if it’s a minor easter egg that only extreme die-hards will comprehend. It’s not going to be some little nudge nudge with someone like comedian Bill Burr’s character—more likely, it’ll be something involving a central character, most likely our protagonist. Pascal, who’s compared his titular Mandalorian to Han Solo and Clint Eastwood, could see his character become a much more important part of Star Wars lore than some initially expected.

But at the end of the day, your guess on this big mystery Mandalorian spoiler is as good as ours; Disney+ sent an e-mail out earlier today with press screeners for many of their launch titles, but The Mandalorian was excluded.

“Please note, for The Mandalorian, in order to give audiences the opportunity to enjoy the show to the fullest and allow them to discover any surprises and plot twists, we will not offer screeners before the series debuts November 12 on Disney+,” the e-mail read.

Not that we needed any additional incentive to tune in for The Mandalorian, but the hint of a major Star Wars event only makes it that much more appealing. November 12 is soon, but somehow still not soon enough.

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