Gina Carano (Deadpool, Haywire) is set to join Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones, the upcoming Wonder Woman 1984) in the live-action Star Wars series The Mandalorian, according to THR. There is no information on her character yet, but we’ll keep you updated as details emerge. Carano is known for her work as an MMA star, and has appeared in films like Fast & Furious 6, Deadpool and Haywire.
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 series will be written and executive produced by Emmy-nominated producer and actor Jon Favreau, with Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels) directing the first episode. Additional episodic directors include Deborah Chow (Jessica Jones), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), Bryce Dallas Howard (Solemates), and Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok).
The Mandalorian will be executive produced by Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy, and Colin Wilson. Karen Gilchrist will serve as co-executive producer.
The Mandalorian will launch on Disney+, the company’s new streaming service, in late 2019. What do you think of Gina Carano joining the cast of The Mandalorian? Let us know in the comments.