Widescreen: 'Mandalorian' returns, with a free preview; Chris Evans coming to Chicago's C2E2
Pedro Pascal's omnipresence continues on Wednesday, March 1, when the "The Mandalorian" returns to Disney+ for its third season of "Star Wars" adventures. Something that casual fans may have missed: Mando and Grogu (aka Baby Yoda) appeared in three episodes of last year's "The Book of Boba Fett" -- and those episodes are essential to understanding the story as Season 3 begins.
That Boba Fett show, starring Temuera Morrison in the title role, was underwhelming overall, but episodes 5-7 are classic hours of "Star Wars" -- and bring back some familiar faces, Jedi or otherwise. Check them out on Disney+ before the big premiere.
Want a free preview? The very first episode of "The Mandalorian," which originally streamed in 2019, will air on television for the first time at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, on ABC 7 Chicago. (Cable partners FX and Freeform will show it at the same time.)
Chris Evans is scheduled to appear at all three days of C2E2 at Chicago's McCormick Place this spring.
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We'll soon have a full preview of this year's C2E2 pop culture convention, returning March 31 to McCormick Place in Chicago, but fans of "Captain America" may want this early heads-up: Superhero superstar Chris Evans is scheduled to be in attendance for all three days of the event, and photo-op tickets are available now for $250.
If you want to snap a pic with The First Avenger, secure your spot online at store.epicphotoops.com/c2e2/2023/chris-evans.
Also scheduled to appear: multiple cast members from "Boy Meets World" and "Smallville." Check out all the early details at c2e2.com.
• Sean Stangland is an assistant news editor who can't wait to see John Williams conduct the CSO next month.