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.
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.
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The Mandalorian first image and directors
Yesterday we could already report that the upcoming live action series has a name: The Mandalorian. Today is there via StarWars.com even more news; a first image and a laundry list to various directors who are connected to the series! These are Dave Filoni, Rick Famuyiwa, Deborah Chow, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Taika Waititi.
Dave Filoni, who will direct the pilot, we know from all previous shows. He worked with George Lucas Clone Wars, created and overseer Rebellious, and developed Resistance. Now he is Head Animation at Lucasfilm, but he still found time to make his live action debut for two episodes of Tea Mandalorian.
Rick Famuyiwa is known for the film Dope. His next film project will be Past Midnight with Keanu Reeves, but first he will be the second and sixth episodes of The Mandalorian to film.
Deborah Chow has already shown her skills with a whole sweep of popular TV series. Among others Jessica Jones, Fear the Walking Dead, Mr. Robot with B. She is responsible for the third and seventh episodes.
Bryce Dallas Howard has only a few short films to her name. As a daughter of Solo director Ron Howard is directing her in the blood. As an actress one will recognize her from her main role in the J series. Episode 4 will be by her hand.
Finally, the director of the eighth and final episode of the season, Taika Waititi. We know this man What We Do in the Shadows and the last Thor movie: Ragnarok.
There is activity all week on the set of the series, so more announcements can not stay out. But for the moment we have to do it with this. Which director will make you happy? Let us know!