Official being the key word here.
Lucasfilm has finally (officially) announced Pedro Pascal ad the titular character, the Mandalorian, along with other cast members Gina Carano, Giancarlo Esposito, Nick Nolte and Carl Weathers just to name a few.
Check out the official statement from Lucasfilm:
Lucasfilm is pleased to announce the cast of the first-ever Star Wars live-action series — The Mandalorian.
Pedro Pascal (Narcos) has been cast in the title role as a lone Mandalorian gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy. He is joined by Gina Carano (Deadpool), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), Emily Swallow (Supernatural), Carl Weathers (Predator), Omid Abtahi (American Gods), Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man), and Nick Nolte (Affliction).
“We’re having a great time working with this incredibly talented group and excited for everyone to see what we’re up to,” says Executive Producer Jon Favreau.
Currently in production, The Mandalorian is written and executive produced by Jon Favreau, with Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels) directing the first episode and serving as executive producer alongside Kathleen Kennedy and Colin Wilson. Additional episodic directors include Deborah Chow (Jessica Jones), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), Bryce Dallas Howard (Solemates), and Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok).
The highly-anticipated series will be exclusive to Disney+, The Walt Disney Company’s upcoming direct-to-consumer streaming service, which is set to launch in the U.S. in late 2019.
Now that the cast has been officially announced, we Star Wars fans will do what we do best, and that is speculate! Who’s playing who? Which characters from the OT, or even the PT might return?
Personally, I want to know who Giancarlo Esposito is playing after seeing his chilling portrayal if Gus Fring on Breaking Bad.
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