Police are investigating a theft from the set of the upcoming show, The Mandalorian. According to The Hollywood Reporter, police were called about the “grand theft” around 11 AM this morning.
“Authorities were unable to confirm what was taken in the grand theft. A source with knowledge of the situation said items from the set of Lucasfilm’s Star Wars television show The Mandalorian were taken, but nothing of substance. A spokeswoman for Lucasfilm declined to comment.
At that address is MBS Media Campus, which includes soundstages (sic) and houses facilities where James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment produces the Avatar sequels, among other projects.“
Well, at least the Avatar production was spared.
Other sources around the web have noted that a memory card inserted into one of the items that were stolen may contain “sensitive information” that could jeopardize spoilers for the upcoming show. It does make one think that we could see a leak of something some time before the show premiers in late 2019.
Either way, this may also force the production to tighten security, of course meaning less and less actual leaks, or only Lucasfilm’s “controlled leaks”. The case is under investigation.
The Mandalorian will premiere on Disney’s still unnamed streaming service sometime Fall 2019.