Last Friday, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that Justified star Timothy Olyphant had joined the cast of The Mandalorian season 2; however, there was confirmation on his role.
Today, SlashFilm confirmed that Olyphant will be playing Cobb Vanth, a character from Chuck Wendig’s Aftermath book series.
Cobb Vanth is the self-appointed sheriff of a Tatooine-based settlement named Freetown. He wears a very particular set of Mandalorian armor that he acquired from Jawas, who scavenged the wreckage Jabba the Hutt’s sail barge from Return of the Jedi. As most of you know, Boba Fett succumbed to the Sarlac Pit, so this leads us to believe he will be wearing Boba Fett’s iconic armor.
Temuera Morrison was cast as the famous bounty hunter a few weeks ago but we don’t know what kind of role he will be playing in the sophomore season. All we know for sure is he survived the Sarlac Pit and will probably run into Cobb Vanth and reclaim his armor.
No further information has been disclosed.
The Mandalorian season two will see the return of Pedro Pascal as a titular bounty hunter, Gina Carano as Cara Dune, Carl Weathers as Greef Karga, Emily Swallow as the Armorer, Bill Burr as Mayfeld, Ming-Na Wen as Fennec Shand and Giancarlo Esposito as Moff Gideon. The series will also include some newcomers including Rosario Dawson as Jedi Ahsoka Tano, with Michael Biehn and Sasha Banks in unknown roles. There are also rumors that Jamie Lee Curtis could have a role in the series, but has yet to be confirmed.
Directors on the series include Bryce Dallas Howard (Pete’s Dragon), Peyton Reed (Ant-Man), Robert Rodriguez (Spy Kids, Alita: Battle Angel), Carl Weathers, Dave Filoni (The Clone Wars), and Jon Favreau (Iron Man, Jungle Book). Favreau will once again showrun and executive produce alongside Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy.
The Mandalorian season two is on track to premiere on Disney+ sometime in October, with Disney CEO Bob Chapek confirming that the series will not be delayed due to the shutdown. A third season has already been put into development. You can catch up or rewatch season one on the streamer now.