In the next new episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, airing Friday, January 29 at 9:00 pm ET/PT on Cartoon Network, the Mandalorians return. After being nearly wiped out by the Jedi in a long-ago war, deadly Mandalorian warriors emerge from the shadows seeking cold revenge upon their peace-seeking rivals. Cloaked in mystery and hardened by memories of their bitter defeat, they are driven by a collective desire to reclaim the glory of Mandalore, no matter the cost. "The Mandalore Plot" launches a three-part clash that could turn the tide of the war.
Jon Favreau provides the voice of the leader of the Mandalorian warriors. A long time Star Wars fan, Favreau met Filoni at Skywalker Ranch when he was working with Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound for the first Iron Man.
“This is how George has always envisioned the Mandalorians,” says Supervising Director Dave Filoni. “Of course, people immediately think of the iconic Fett armor, because that’s all we’ve had to go on for so many years; it’s mysterious, and we’ve built up that mystique as fans. But Boba and Jango Fett aren’t necessarily what I would consider accurate representatives of the Mando culture. They’re bounty hunters and outlaws – totally rogue. If you go way back to the original concepts, the Mandalorians were a group of supercommando troops; it’s only now that George is really bringing that to the screen. They’re in the series because he wanted to define their culture, to explore the foundations of this warrior faction.”
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“I had mentioned that I would love to do a voice, and that I’d done voices before – and the idea for me to play a Mandalorian came up. I wasn’t holding out for a cool character, but I think the Mandalorians are probably the ones that the die-hards are going to be the most curious about,” says Favreau. “I grew up a fan of Star Wars. It was the first time I had ever experienced that really iconic, mythic archetypal storytelling. What’s fun aboutStar Wars is that it still has as much relevance and impact now as it did then. It seems to be a set of characters and a world that is timeless, and every generation seems to embrace. So it’s fun to be able to share with my family and my kids the excitement that I had when I was young.”