The actor reveals his villainous role is a small part…a real small part!
With 2019 set to the year we bid farewell to the Skywalker saga forever, fans are gearing up for a year of bittersweet Star Wars action. Not only will Star Wars: Episode IX bookend the saga in its current form, but new ground is set to be broken when a host of new live-action Star Wars series’ make the transition to the small screen for Disney’s new streaming service, Disney+.
Leading the charge will be Jon Favreau’s highly anticipated curtain-raiser, The Mandalorian. The series is based on the adventures of a lone Mandalorian gunfighter battling his way through the outer reaches of the Outer Rim following the fall of the Empire.
As previously reported, Pedro Pascal will lead the series in the role of the Mandalorian gunfighter. Joining him will be Gina Carano from Deadpool, Giancarlo Esposito from Breaking Bad, Emily Swallow from Supernatural, Carl Weathers from Rocky/Predator, Omid Abtahi from American Gods, Werner Herzog from Grizzly Man, and screen legend Nick Nolte.
Despite the occasional reveal from Favreau via social media, little is known about the series or its characters. However, in a recent interview with IndieWire Werner Herzog has confirmed that his role, though really small will be that of a villain.
“Now this is not a secret anymore, a small part, a really small part, in The Mandalorian, the Star Wars sequel or whatever you call it. I like to do it because I know I’m good on screen, but only if I have to play a real villain”
Written and executive produced by Jon Favreau, the ten episodes making up the first season of The Mandalorian will be directed by Dave Filoni, Bryce Dallas Howard, Deborah Chow, Rick Famuyiwa, and Taika Waititi, who is rumoured to be voicing legacy character IG-88.
Thankfully, Star Wars fans won’t have long to wait for their first look at the series following the announcement of a star-studded panel taking place at Star Wars Celebration Chicago. Stay tuned to The Future Of The Force for up to date news, views and analysis of everything revealed as it happens.
Star Wars Celebration Chicago will take place April 11-15 at McCormick Place. We’ll see you there.
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