The Mandalorian is Star Wars’ first live-action TV show and, judging by this concept art, it owes a lot of its existence to some big-screen westerns.
If Leone’s Westerns and Star Wars had a baby (Yoda), it would be The Mandalorian.
Disney+’s first Star Wars live-action series, from writer and executive producer Jon Favreau, is slight on character development and emotional stakes but it has a surplus of movie western influences — which Favreau has acknowledged while making press rounds for the landmark series. Watching Star Wars’ version of “The Man With No Name” employ his wrist-mounted flame thrower and trade blaster fire in a post-Return of the Jedi has clear inspirations to Once Upon a Time In the West, A Fistful of Dollars, and Clint Eastwood’s Oscar-winning film, Unforgiven. These inspirations are made all the more clear with recently released concept art.
Source: No Film School