Pedro Pascal May Star In Disney's Star Wars Series, The Mandalorian

Image via Netflix

Image via Netflix

Pedro Pascal has been cast in the upcoming Star Wars TV series, The Mandalorian, which will be streaming on Disney's new service, Disney+ according to Variety.

In the role, Pascal's face may be hidden for the most part behind The Mandalorian's face armour (someone already appears to have taken that job for the promo images), and his activities appear to be of the roaming the universe shooting things variety.

The exact nature of the actress and former mixed martial arts (MMA) star's role in the "Star Wars" series is being kept under wraps.

The series is coming to Disney's new streaming service, Disney+, which is set to launch sometime in 2019.

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While Favreau wrote and is executive producing The Mandalorian, Lucasfilm animation trailblazer Dave Filoni, who oversaw The Clone Wars and Rebels shows, will direct the first episode.

Although only a loose description has been revealed, the show sounds like it's taking a Western-style approach to its story, with The Mandalorian as a "lone gunfighter" trying to survive on the outer edge of the galaxy, far from the civilized heart of the of the New Republic trying to rebuild after the galactic civil war. Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi, Bryce Dallas Howard, Dope's Rick Famuyiwa, and Deborah Chow (Jessica Jones) will also direct episodes. I enjoyed her work in Haywire (though her voice was altered for that movie), but have found her largely lacking in films like Fast & Furious 6 and Deadpool.

There is now no timetable for either series' release, but Disney+ is expected to launch sometime in 2019. The other, a Rogue One prequel series, stars Diego Luna reprising his role as Cassian Andor.

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