Star Wars: Pedro Pascal officially cast in The Mandalorian

After much speculation about who would be starring in the new live-action Star Wars series and plenty of reports and rumors, the cast of The Mandalorian has officially been announced.

Originally announced on Star Wars’ official website, Pedro Pascal has been confirmed to be playing the title role in The Mandalorian. He has been unofficially cast in the title role for some time, but this is the first official confirmation that has been given out by Lucasfilm. Joining Pascal are Gina Carano, Carl Weathers, Werner Herzog, Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow, Omid Abtahi, and Nick Nolte.

With this eclectic cast and crew, ranging from older, veteran actors to arthouse filmmakers, this show is lining up to be something entirely unique in the Star Wars universe, including being more and more reminiscent of a Western with every new announcement. And with this diverse group of actors, come diverse directors as well, including Dave Filoni, making his transition from animation to live-action, Taika Waititi, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Rick Famuyima.

No major plot details have been released up until this point, and there has been no word on what the title character’s real name will be in the series. As for some speculation on who he may be, there is a possibility that he will be revealed to be Cobb Vanth, a character originally introduced in the Aftermath trilogy, written by Chuck Wendig. This is just speculation though, and there is no word on whether this is accurate or not. If true, audiences could definitely be in for an interesting and compelling ride.

The Mandalorian is currently in production and is set to be released in late 2019, exclusively on Disney’s upcoming streaming service, Disney Plus. It is being written executive produced by Jon Favreau, with Kathleen Kennedy and Colin Wilson also producing.