New Mandalorian trailer is Star Wars in the Wild West, with Werner Herzog

In the latest Disney Plus peek, we get more of the new villain and plenty of bounty hunters.

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A wild new trailer for The Mandalorian landed Monday.


The latest trailer for Disney Plus' new Star Wars series landed Monday and it has a little bit for everyone: weird space rhinos, more Werner Herzog and one line from the otherwise silent Mandalorian himself.

Star Wars: The Mandalorian will premiere when Disney's streaming service launches on Nov. 12, and early buzz suggests we're in for something special.

Here's the trailer.

Pedro Pascal (Oberyn Martell in Game of Thrones and a future Wonder Woman villain) plays the lone Mandalorian gunfighter operating in the outer reaches of the galaxy, along with allies Cara Dune (Deadpool actress Gina Carano) and Greef Carga (Rocky's Carl Weathers), five years after Return of the Jedi.

The latest trailer shows off The Mandalorian's combat talents in a few slick fight scenes, although we've seen some of the imagery, like the grave of Stormtroopers, before in the first trailer. The music -- composed by Ludwig Goransson -- has a classic sweeping Star Wars feel and complements a cool exchange:

"Mandalorian, look outside. They're waiting for you," says Herzog's character, who's known as the Client.

"Yeah. Good," says the Mandalorian.


The Imperial medal around the Client's neck hints at his past.


The medal the Client is wearing has the Imperial symbol on it, suggesting that he used to be with the now-fallen Empire. We also catch sight of some bounties trapped in carbonite, and the Mandalorian leaping onto a TIE fighter.

Lucasfilm teased the trailer earlier Monday, by tweeting a video of Pascal, Carano and Weathers reacting to it. The studio also revealed a set of posters showcasing some of the characters.

After the Nov. 12 opener, we'll reportedly see the second episode on Nov. 15, followed by weekly installments from Nov. 22.

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Originally published Oct. 28, 6:12 p.m. PT.