Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones, Narcos) will be taking on the lead role of Jon Favreau’s live-action Star Wars series The Mandalorian, Variety has confirmed. The series will premiere on Disney+, Disney’s upcoming streaming service.
Pascal is best known for his roles in HBO’s Game of Thrones as Oberyn Martell, and portraying Javier Peña in Netflix’s Narcos. His other credits include Kingsman: The Golden Circle, The Equalizer 2, and The Great Wall. Upcoming projects include If Beale Street Could Talk, Wonder Woman 1984, and Netflix’s Triple Frontier.
This is about as perfect casting as you could possibly imagine for a series that sounds as badass as The Mandalorian does. Wow! Pedro Pascal has been one of my most closely watched actors over the past few years. He steals pretty much everything he pops up in and I suspect he’ll probably breakout to mainstream audiences as Hollywood’s next major film star following the almost guaranteed success of this series.
The big question now, is he or is he not a descendant of Jango and Boba Fett. It’s never been mentioned in canon that Boba had any offspring, but this casting would certainly allude to their potential relation.
After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. 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 10-episode first season will reportedly have a combined budget of $100 million, making each episode worth $10 million.
The Mandalorian will is set to hit Disney’s new streaming service sometime in 2019. However, we’re actually gonna bet that we won’t be seeing this series until after J.J. Abrams final Star Wars: Episode IX hits theaters in December 2019.
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