Werner Herzog: ‘The Mandalorian’ Is a ‘Phenomenal Achievement’

first_imgStay on target ‘Star Wars’ Grenade-Shaped Coke Bottles Banned From FlightsDisney Remasters Classic ‘Aladdin’ and ‘Lion King̵… As fans await in giddy anticipation for the November premiere of The Mandalorian, the live-action Disney+ series set in the Star Wars universe, one unexpected star is fueling the excitement. Filmmaker Werner Herzog, who was officially confirmed as one of The Mandalorian‘s villains in March, has praised the series, calling it a “phenomenal achievement.”The director behind Grizzly Man and Aguirre, the Wrath of God told The Associated Press that he’ll likely appear in two or three episodes of Jon Favreau’s series as “a character in whom you cannot trust.” The series, which is, by all indications, the flagship series for Disney+, also stars Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano and Carl Weathers.Werner Herzog is calling “The Mandalorian” “a phenomenal achievement” after joining the cast of the streaming series set in the “Star Wars” universe. Herzog, who just released the documentary “Meeting Gorbachev,” does have a confession: He’s never seen a “Star Wars” film. pic.twitter.com/9yhzXuI3M4— AP Entertainment (@APEntertainment) May 4, 2019“I was invited by Jon Favreau, who started this whole series, to act,” Herzog said. “I looked at the screenplays and I had the feeling that although I know very little about Star Wars, I had the feeling, yes, I could do it.”Herzog, 76, confessed to the AP that he has “never seen” a single Star Wars movie.“I’ve seen some trailers. I’ve seen some excerpts here and there. And I know about the whole franchise and about the toys for the kids and so — it’s all a new mythology,” Herzog said. … You better take them seriously.”Gina Carano in ‘The Mandalorian’ (Photo Credit: Melinda Sue Gordon / Lucasfilm)Werzog told the AP he was impressed by the practical, real-world approach of The Mandalorian, which is set in the years after the events of Return of the Jedi, and follows a lone Mandalorian gunfighter beyond the reaches of the Republic.″Mandalorian was filmed not like all the other ‘Star Wars’ or other big event films — green screen, green screen everywhere — and the camera motion-control moving there,” Herzog, who was promoting his new documentary, Meeting Gorbachev, told the AP.Carl Weathers in ‘The Mandalorian’ (Photo Credit: Melinda Sue Gordon / Lucasfilm)“The camera, that could even be hand-held and move in between us, sees the same landscape. It’s not green-screen and artificiality. It brings movie-making back where it should be. It’s a phenomenal, phenomenal achievement,” he said.The Mandalorian is set to premiere on Disney+ on November 12. Written and executive-produced by Favreau, the series will also feature Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels) as director of the first episode. Additional episodic directors include Deborah Chow (Jessica Jones), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), Bryce Dallas Howard (Solemates), and Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok).More on Geek.com:11 Marvel Characters That Deserve Their Own Streaming ShowsThe Saga Ends in ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ TrailerDisney+ Coming to Nintendo Switch, Everything Elselast_img

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