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

Disney and Lucasfilm have Verified 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, which will release on Disney+, the streaming service set for a US launch in late 2019.
Additionally, Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), Carl Weathers (Rocky), director Werner Herzog, Gina Carano (Deadpool), Emily Swallow (Supernatural), Omid Abtahi (American Gods), and Nick Nolte (The Prince of Tides) have been declared as a Member of The Mandalorian cast.
Pascal’s casting was rumoured back in October, prior to being allegedly confirmed in November by insiders. Now we’ve got 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 on the figures being played by the remainder of the newly-announced cast. Esposito stated at a tweet that he’s joined“the dark side”, although that could just be a reference and not a literal claim of what his personality will be up to.

“We are having a great time working with this incredibly talented group and excited for all to see what we’re up to,” Favreau stated in the announcement. Swallow tweeted after the news was shown to state that she has been working on The Mandalorian because the”past couple of months”. We knew The Mandalorian was established after Star Wars: Episode VI — Return of the Jedi, and The Hollywood Reporter stated Wednesday that it might take place in the Outer Rim five years after the fall of the Empire.

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 period .

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