Earlier this month we learned the title and the first details for the first Star Wars television series – The Mandalorian. Yesterday the show’s executive producer Jon Favreau shared, without comment or caption, a few enticing details from the set of the new show. We’ve also learned a few more details from “The Star Wars Show.”

Debuting on Disney’s new direct-to-consumer streaming service, The Mandalorian will take the Star Wars galaxy to the small screen and explore, old west-style, how justice is achieved in the outer rim of the galaxy.

These two new details give us some insight into exactly how that’s going to work.

The first piece is an iconic piece of Star Wars lore. What looks like an ice cream maker to you and me is really…, well we don’t know know what it is exactly (maybe a power converter?) but it instantly places us in the Star Wars universe. In The Empire Strikes Back a similar device was seen being carried through the halls of the Cloud City.

 

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Fun Fact: If you visit Star Wars Launch Bay at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, you’ll see one in the “lost & found” locker.

 

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The second item is much more identifiable – it’s a Mandalorian’s long gun. First seen carried around by Boba Fett in the animated Star Wars Holiday Special (see, now it’s canon), and apparently slung on the back of our Mandalorian himself in the first photo released from the set (at top).

These pictures were enough to pique our interest, but thanks to The Star Wars Show, we know more about what they might mean for The Mandalorian (Jump to the 1:04 minute mark):

Okay. That wasn’t really that much more cool news, but we’re excited anyway.

And just because it’s amazing. A photo from work on Jon Favreau’s live-action remake of Disneys’ The Lion King with himself and some of the voice cast: Seth Rogan, Donald Glover, and Billy Eichner.

Glover totally pulls off wearing a sweater with Donald Duck on it. Do you think Donald Duck could get away with wearing a sweater with Lando Calrissian on it? Maybe. See this is why we need Star Wars Weekends back.

Who else is getting excited to return to extended storytelling in the Star Wars Galaxy with The Mandalorian?