Disney went out and got Diego Luna, so it’s no surprise that they cast another big name for the other Star Wars show.
It was announced Tuesday morning that Pedro Pascal has been offered the lead role in Star Wars live-action series The Mandalorian, which will be available on Disney’s streaming service, Disney+. Negotiations between the actor and the media conglomerate have already begun, Variety reports.
The Mandalorian, written and produced by Iron Man director, Jon Favreau, will be centered around a “lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.” It takes place after Episode VI – Return of The Jedi and before the formation of the First Order in Episode VII – The Force Awakens.
Pascal has an impressive resume both on TV and the big screen. He has previously played star roles as Prince Oberyn in Game of Thrones and Javier Pena in the popular Netflix series Narcos. Pascal has also appeared in The Equalizer 2, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, If Beale Street Could Talk, and recently finished filming Wonder Woman 1984.
The first episode of Pascal’s Star Wars debut will be directed by Dave Filoni, who previously worked on Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels, according to Disney. Disney also announced that future episodes of the series will be directed by Taika Waititi, who directed Thor:Ragnarok, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rick Famuyiwa, and Deborah Chow.
Last week Disney CEO Bob Iger also announced that Disney+ will premiere a second live-action Star Wars spinoff based on the adventures of popular Rogue One rebel, Cassian Andor, who will be played by Luna as he was in the film.
It’s impossible to know who Pascal’s character is or what role he will play in The Mandalorian, which doesn’t have a set release date as of yet. Pascal is represented by WME and Untitled Entertainment.