Episode IX isn’t the only project in the Star Wars universe to wrap production today.
It is now being reported that The Mandalorian has wrapped filming. The Twitter page for the independent movie The Unsung shared that the movie’s director, Damiano Fusca, was involved with The Mandalorian in an unknown role. While their original tweet was taken down, Star Wars Explained managed to catch a screengrab of it for an image on their Instagram, which features a signed helmet from the series.
The Mandalorian, which is focused around Game of Thrones‘ Pedro Pascal as a lone gunfighter operating beyond the reach of the New Republic.
Rounding out the cast is Hollywood legend Nick Nolte, MMA star-turned-actress Gina Carano, Breaking Bad‘s Giancarlo Esposito, iconic German director and actor Werner Herzog, and Supernatural‘s Emily Swallow, all in undisclosed roles.
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.
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+.