Star Wars’ The Mandalorian Confirms Pedro Pascal, Adds Giancarlo Esposito, Werner Herzog, 5 More to Its Cast

Disney and Lucasfilm have confirmed the casting of Game of Thrones and Narcos alum Pedro Pascal Because the lead star of its upcoming Star Wars series The Mandalorian, from Iron Man and The Jungle Book director Jon Favreau, That will release on Disney+, the streaming Support Collection for a US launch in late 2019.

Pascal’s casting was rumoured back in October, prior to being reportedly confirmed in November by insiders. Now we have the official word about the matter. Pascal will don the title role of”a lone Mandalorian gunfighter from the outer reaches of the galaxy”, but there is no word about the characters being played by the remainder of the newly-announced throw. Esposito stated in a tweet that he’s joined”the dark side”, although that may just be a reference rather than a literal promise of what his personality will be around.

“We’re having a great time working with this exceptionally talented group and excited for everyone to see what we’re around,” Favreau said in the statement. Swallow tweeted following the news was shown to say she has been working on The Mandalorian since the”past couple of months”. We already knew The Mandalorian was established after Star Wars: Episode VI — Return of the Jedi, and The Hollywood Reporter stated Wednesday it would take place in the Outer Rim five years after the fall of the Empire.

In addition to composing, Favreau will serve as executive producer on The Mandalorian alongside Dave Filoni (Star Wars Rebels), Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, and Colin Wilson (Munich). Filoni will guide the pilot episode, together with the likes of Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi, Jurassic World actress Bryce Dallas Howard, Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), along with Deborah Chow (Reign) helming other episodes of the first season.

Past The Mandalorian, Lucasfilm also has another Star Wars show in the works for Disney+, centred on Diego Luna’s Rogue One character Cassian Andor.

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