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Posted Wednesday 12/12/18 at 4:39PM EST
Star Wars series The Mandalorian adds Giancarlo Esposito, Carl Weathers and Werner Herzog
Source: Entertainment Weekly
Executive producer Jon Favreau would only say of their roles: “We’re having a great time working with this incredibly talented group and excited for everyone to see what we’re up to.” The Mandalorian has also cast American Gods vet Omid Abtahi and Supernatural alum Emily Swallow.
Posted Friday 11/30/18 at 4:04PM EST
Nick Nolte cast in Star Wars TV series The Mandalorian
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Nolte, whose most recent TV role was last year as the president of the United States on Epix's Graves, is joining Pedro Pascal and Gina Carano on the Disney+ series from Jon Favreau. Details of his character haven't been revealed. But The Hollywood Reporter points that "the series is already in production and is heavy on visual effects, costumes and make-up, which will allow actors to come and go as well as, in some cases, be cast later in the production process than usual."
Posted Wednesday 11/28/18 at 8:50PM EST
Disney announces Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures, a series of shorts using original dialogue and sounds from the Star Wars films
The first six animated shorts debut Nov. 30 on the new Star Wars Kids YouTube channel, which contains an official trailer for Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures.
Posted Wednesday 11/14/18 at 5:32PM EST
The Mandalorian adds Gina Carano
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The MMA fighter-turned-actress is the latest addition to Jon Favreau's live-action Star Wars series for Disney+, joining Pedro Pascal. Details of her character are being kept under wraps.
Posted Tuesday 11/13/18 at 2:46PM EST
Pedro Pascal is set to take the lead role on Star Wars' The Mandalorian TV series
The Game of Thrones and Narcos alum is in talks to play the title role, the masked bounty hunter wearing the mask of The Mandalorian, on Jon Favreau's Disney+ series.
Posted Friday 11/09/18 at 10:34PM EST
Will the Star Wars prequel series to Rogue One feature Jabba the Hutt?
Source: The Ringer
Diego Luna has always wanted to touch Jabba the Hutt. "The texture of his skin is just something that obsesses me," he has previously said. “The texture of Jabba is something I need to discover.”
Posted Thursday 11/08/18 at 5:28PM EST
Disney announces a Rogue One: A Star Wars Story prequel series starring Diego Luna
Luna will reprise his role as rebel spy Cassian Andor on the live-action spinoff series that is being developed for Disney's upcoming streaming service, Disney+. The show will unfold in the early years of the Rebellion and is described as a “rousing spy thriller," according to Variety. It will become the second Disney live-action Star Wars TV series, joining Jon Favreau's The Manalorian on Disney's streaming service. “Going back to the Star Wars universe is very special for me,” says Luna. “I have so many memories of the great work we did together and the relationships I made throughout the journey. We have a fantastic adventure ahead of us, and this new exciting format will give us the chance to explore this character more deeply.”
Posted Friday 10/26/18 at 7:07PM EDT
Star Wars' Boba Fett movie is dead thanks to The Mandalorian
The decision to shutter the latest Star Wars spinoff movie, which was to be directed by James Mangold, was made so Disney and Lucasfilm can focus on Jon Favreau's Star Wars live-action TV series The Mandalorian.
Posted Monday 10/22/18 at 10:08AM EDT
George Lucas visited the set of Star Wars live-action series The Mandalorian
Source: TV Guide
Showrunner Jon Favreau said Lucas' visit Friday to the set of The Mandalorian was a "birthday surprise."
Posted Monday 10/15/18 at 9:45AM EDT
Jon Favreau's Star Wars series gives a nod to the infamous Star Wars Holiday Special
The Mandalorian will feature a blaster inspired from the derided 1978 Star Wars TV special.
Posted Friday 10/05/18 at 3:56AM EDT
Star Wars live-action TV series The Mandalorian reveals its first image, announces directors including Taika Waititi and Bryce Dallas Howard
The What We Do in the Shadows director and the Jurassic World co-star -- whose dad, Ron Howard, directed Solo: A Star Wars Story -- will be among the first non-white male directors to ever direct a live-action Star Wars project, joining TV veteran Deborah Chow and Dope director Rick Famuyiwa. The first episode will be directed by Star Wars: The Clone Wars vet Dave Filoni.
Posted Wednesday 10/03/18 at 9:05PM EDT
Jon Favreau reveals Star Wars TV series details, announces The Mandalorian title
In an Instagram post, Favreau revealed his live-action Star Wars series for the Disney's new streaming service will be set between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. “After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe," he wrote, in the style of Star Wars' iconic opening crawls. "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…” As TVLine notes, The Mandalorian is "a reference to a legendary tribe of warriors in Star Wars canon. Bounty hunter Boba Fett, a cult favorite from The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, wore Mandalorian armor in honor of the tribe."
Posted Wednesday 10/03/18 at 3:29AM EDT
Game of Thrones alum Pedro Pascal is rumored to be joining the live-action Star Wars series
The Star Wars fan site Making Star Wars reports that Jon Favreau may be casting Pascal as the "central lead" on his Disney Play series.
Posted Monday 10/01/18 at 1:07PM EDT
Star Wars live-action TV series set pictures surface on the web
Source: The Mary Sue
The set pics for the upcoming Disney Play streaming service series definitely have a "Tatooine vibe to it."
Posted Saturday 8/11/18 at 4:53AM EDT
Patrick Stewart's new Star Trek series should "Last Jedi the Hell Out of Captain Picard"
The new Star Trek series should do for Picard what Star Wars: The Last Jedi did for Luke Skywalker, says James Whitbrook. "That sort of hoping might rankle longtime Trek fans," he says. "In fact, many of them have spent the last few days desperately hoping for the direct opposite of Star Trek: The Last Jedi. They’ve read Stewart’s own statement that the new show’s Picard would be a 'man who has been changed by his experiences' and shuddered at the mere thought of a disillusioned, weary Picard roaming around an isolated family vineyard swigging freshly-squeezed Targ milk. They’d already had to go through one traumatic fictional upheaval, why wish that on another old hero? Why can’t Picard just be the Picard we saw in TNG and the movies? Because that would be kind of boring, for starters."