Star Wars animation is busy. This year we have already been able to enjoy Resistance, Forces of Destiny with LEGO All-Stars. Next year will also be fan favorite The Clone Wars back. And the day after tomorrow there will be another descendant with the family: Galaxy or Adventures! This series of short films will be on the new from 30 November Star Wars Kids Youtube channel can be seen.
In the announcement article on StarWars.com tells Lucasfilm's James Waugh why they chose to make this series:
At its core, the series is celebratory of Star Wars. Star Wars continues to evolve and grow over the years but it is always anchored in those original films that started it all. Galaxy or Adventures is a fresh way to introduce an entirely new and younger generation to those concepts, characters, and themes. The new series aims to give children the first kernels of the story.
Showrunner of The Americans in the picture for Cassian Andor live-action TV series
In a conference call with shareholders, Bob recently announced Iger that Rogue One star Diego Luna back in the role of Cassian Andor creeps for his own live-action TV series, the second that Disney wants to launch on Disney + next to The Mandalorian.
Today reports Deadline dat Stephen schiff, mainly known as executive producer of The Americans, Disney has approached to provide the Rogue One prequel series with breath as a show runner and executive producer. The Americans received rave reviews worldwide and is through multiple half in 2014 proclaimed as one of the best TV series of that year. Meanwhile, the series has already come to an end after six seasons, with the final episode alone winning two Primetime Emmy Awards.
It looks like Disney takes their own TV series very seriously and is not afraid to hire proven names on other projects for original new series. We have known that for a long time Benioff and Weiss will work on their own Star Wars film series after they have completed their work for it Game of Thrones - have completed one of the most popular TV series of the moment.
By the way, Schiff is not the only one from his work for The Americans made the switch to a galaxy far, far away ... Actress Keri Russell played one of the leading roles in that series and is currently busy with filming for Episode IX.
The live-action TV series centered on Cassian Andor will go into production in 2019 and follow the adventures of Cassian in the early years of the Rebel Alliance. When this spy thriller will be on Disney + has not been announced yet; in the meantime, we can already look forward to Disney's first live-action Star Wars TV series The Mandalorian, which is planned for the end of 2019 (in the US).
New castor air The Mandalorian
After the messages that Pedro Pascal en Gina Carano - although still unconfirmed - would be part of the upcoming The Mandalorian live-action TV series, in recent weeks new rumors have surfaced about various actor veterans.
The Hollywood Reporter reports today Nick Nolte (The Prince of Tides, Affliction, Warrior) will at least play a role in the series.
Besides this famous actor there have also been rumors in recent times omtrent Carl Weathers (best known as Apollo Creed in the Rocky films).
Finally, has Werner Herzog (who is mainly known as a revolutionary director) indicated that he is associated with a project that bears the name 'Huckleberry' and is MakingStarWars.net been able to unravel that this is the code name of The Mandalorian. They also dare to claim that Herzog will not make his entrance as a director within the Star Wars franchise, but as actually member of the cast.
Unfortunately, no actor has been confirmed yet The Mandalorian. One of the few things we know for sure is that the series will be written by Jon Favreau and that in the first season Dave Filoni, Taika Waititi, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rick Famuyiwa and Deborah Chow will act as directors. The series will debut on the upcoming Disney + streaming service (at the end of 2019 in the US). Nothing has officially been announced yet about a release of Disney + in the Benelux.
Gina Carano cast in The Mandalorian?
Variety reports just now that they have heard from their sources that actress and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) star Gina Carano Pedro Pascal in The Mandalorian will play. Details about her role have not yet come out but with her background it is no different than that she will perform an active and dangerous character.
Carano became known for her MMA skills, she participated in competitions of organizations like Strikeforce and EliteXC. In addition to her fighting career, she was seen as an actress in films such as Haywire, Dead Pool en Fast & Furious 6.
The Mandalorian will appear in the fall of 2019 on Disney +, the new streaming service from Disney. The series is produced under the direction of Jon Favreau. Directors are Dave Filoni, Rick Famuyiwa, Deborah Chow, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Taika Waititi. The series takes place between Return of the Jedi en The Force Awakens.
Pedro Pascal is The Mandalorian?
The showrunner is known, the directors have been announced, the sets are built ... The only thing we still miss from Jon Favreau's live-action Star Wars series The Mandalorian are actors. That is changing now. According to Variety the role of the titular Mandalorian is offered to Pedro Pascal.
Pascal is best known by the general public as Oberyn Martell Game of Thrones. He also had great roles in it Narcos, Kingsman: The Golden Circle with The Great Wall. And now probably Star Wars!
The Mandalorian will appear in the fall of 2019 on Disney +, the new streaming service from Disney. The series is produced under the direction of Jon Favreau. Directors are Dave Filoni, Rick Famuyiwa, Deborah Chow, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Taika Waititi.