Following the report that Pedro Pascal will be starring in the brand new Star Wars series, The Mandalorian, which is coming to Disney’s streaming platform, Disney+. It is now being reported that Deadpool actress and former MMA star Gina Carano has also been cast in the series.
It is not known what character she will be playing at this time, but with her athletic history of being a mixed martial artist we will hopefully see plenty of action scenes in the show.
The series, developed by filmmaker Jon Favreau, is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. It follows the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.
Disney recently announced that Dave Filoni, who has worked on Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels, will direct the first episode of the series. Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi, Bryce Dallas Howard, Dope’s Rick Famuyiwa, and Deborah Chow (Jessica Jones) will direct additional episodes.
Check out this official image from the series below:
Favreau is also executive producing the show, along with Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy, and Colin Wilson. Karen Gilchrist will serve as co-executive producer.
Check out the official synopsis for The Mandalorian below:
“After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Warsuniverse. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.”
The Mandalorian will exclusively premiere sometime in 2019 on Disney+.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter