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Lucasfilm Officially Announces Pedro Pascal as ‘The Mandalorian’ and Other Members of the Cast

Pedro Pascal is The Mandalorian! Lucasfilm has officially announced the cast of their upcoming inaugural live action Star Wars seriesThe series will debut on the new streaming service Disney+ in 2019.

Pedro Pascal has officially been cast in the title role, “as a lone Mandalorian gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy.”

He will be joined by Gina Carano, Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow, Carl Weathers, Omid Abtahi, Werner Herzog, and Nick Nolte.

 

While the cast is overall quite impressive, we can’t help but focus on Omid Abtahi, who voiced Mandalorian Amis in The Clone Wars, a cadet who attempted to save Satine from execution, but ultimately failed.

This doesn’t necessarily mean Abtahi is returning to play Amis in live action form, however it’s something to keep an eye on.

 

Jon Favreau is hard at work, but is excited for fans to see the series when it debuts next year.

“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.

The Mandalorian is currently in production and is written and executive produced by Jon Favreau. Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy, and Colin Wilson will also receive executive producer credit on the series. Episodic directors will include Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels), Deborah Chow (Jessica Jones), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), Bryce Dallas Howard (Solemates), and Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok).

 

This is exciting news for Star Wars fans. There have not been many details released about the series thus far, but an official announcement from Lucasfilm may get the ball rolling on other information about the show.

 

SOURCE: StarWars.com 

 

Review – Han Fights for the Top Spot in Marvel’s ‘Star Wars: Han Solo: Imperial Cadet’ #2

The story of Han Solo’s stint in the Empire continues in Star Wars: Han Solo: Imperial Cadet #2. After Han enlists in the Empire to get away from Corellia and before he is demoted to the infantry where he would slog it out on muddy Mimban, this mini-series details Han’s time at the Imperial Flight Academy on Carida. As we watch Han struggle to move up the ladder on the flight leaderboard with his arrogant and autonomous attitude, readers are also treated with glimpses of his past life on Corellia where he learned how to fly in his service to Lady Proxima and her White Worm gang.

‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ Rumors Describe Alien Puppet and More


Star Wars Episode IX rumors continue their overall trend of coming in hot this month, and we’re continuing to keep things up-to-date with the latest batch. Among other things, you can look forward to a type of planetary terrain that the sequel trilogy has not explored, a gigantic puppet for a new creature, and the influence of Jules Verne in alien architecture.

Mark Hamill Says Most of His Filming for Episode IX is Yet to Come and Talks Script Security

Luke Skywalker is on lockdown. The grizzled Jedi Master’s portrayer, Mark Hamill, will be returning for the saga’s final episode but instead of dodging First Order laser blasts – he’ll be contending with J.J. Abrams’ heightened script security.

Review – Star Wars Resistance Impresses in Mid-Season Finale With Kazuda Left Inspired by General Leia Organa

Star Wars is a mix of so many story-telling genres, one of which is “coming-of-age.” We are 11 episodes into the first season of Star Wars Resistance. The series has been loaded with slapstick, goofiness, and leaving me wondering if it will merely be a fun romp that never delves too deep. I think that narrative is about to change once the second half of season one begins. Here is my review of the mid-season finale “Station Theta Black”.

Star Wars Resistance: New Shorts to Feature on Disney Channel YouTube While the Series Takes Mid-Season Break

Full episodes of Star Wars Resistance are taking a month break after yesterday’s mid-season finale “Station Theta Black”, which marked the return of General Leia Organa as the First Order continues to grow as a considerable threat to the new Republic.  

But fear not Resistance fans, as a series of shorts will be making their way to the Disney Channel’s YouTube channel to ease the wait for the show’s return in January.

The Resistance Broadcast – Episode IX Set Visit Brought Silent Bob to Tears!

Watch or listen below! Star Wars: Episode IX rumors are exploding all over the place, Kevin Smith spent a week on set and was blown away by what he saw and was even brought to tears! We speculate on whose performance caused Silent Bob’s tears.

We also talk about Nick Nolte joining The Mandalorian cast, and are we buying the rumor going around that we may see footage of Episode IX this month?!?!

As always we answer your questions in #AskTheResistance like – Will Mark Hamill have any involvement with Star Wars after Episode IX? Did your questions get picked for the show? Join us and find out!

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