One of 2019’s biggest successes was the Disney+ Star Wars series, The Mandalorian. With a second season in the works, the series may have added a WWE superstar.
According to Mat Men Pro Wrestling Podcast, they have learned that pro wrestler Sasha Banks has joined the cast for the highly-anticipated second season. As of now, it is unknown who Banks is playing or how big of a role she has but our guess is she could be an antagonist who may go up against fellow female sports superstar Gina Carano.
Pro Wrestling Sheet has since reached out to sources of its own, which “tell us their information is accurate.” The site goes on to report that Banks has already filmed some of her scenes. For now Disney nor Lucasfilm have yet to confirm this report.
For those unaware, Sasha Banks burst onto the wrestling scene in 2010, quickly signing with WWE two years later. the third-ever NXT Women’s Champion in 2015. She has since become a four-time WWE Raw Women’s Champion and one of the inaugural WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions alongside Bayley.
Season two of The Mandalorian is currently in production with Jon Favreau returning as Showrunner and stars Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Carl Weathers, Giancarlo Esposito, and Emily Swallows all set to return. It is unclear if Taika Waititi IG-11 will return despite his demise in season one which is currently streaming now on Disney+. Season two debuts this October.