The Terminator, Aliens and The Abyss star Michael Biehn has joined the cast of The Mandalorian Season 2, according to Making Star Wars. Though details about his character are unknown at this time, he is said to be playing a bounty hunter.
In addition to the three sci-fi classics, Michael Biehn has also starred in The Fan, Navy SEALs, Tombstone, The Rock, Megiddo: The Omega Code 2, and Planet Terror. His television credits include Hill Street Blues and Adventure Inc.
The second season of the live-action Star Wars series is scheduled to premiere in October of 2020 on Disney+. The eight-episode first season premiered on the streaming service on November 12, 2019.
In addition to the Michael Biehn news, last week we heard that Rosario Dawson will play fan-favorite character Ahsoka Tano in the second season of The Mandalorian. Ashley Eckstein, who has voiced the character in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, has now commented about the casting on her social channels.
“‘When people need you, you help them, no matter what.’ When I recorded this line for Ahsoka Tano for the final season of Star Wars The Clone Wars, I decided that this was going to be my personal motto for 2020. I knew I wanted to dedicate and use the platform I am given as an actress to help people,” she said.
“I had no idea how true or important that motto would become for not only myself but for all of us in 2020. I also have a belief that you help people with no expectation of receiving anything in return. However, as I write this message, it’s really hard to put in to words my appreciation for all of the help Star Wars fans have given me because I was truly not expecting the outpour of kindness I received.
“I wake up every day with a mission to spread hope and light and my heart is bursting with gratitude after being the recipient of so much love from our Star Wars community. From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank you.
“Last week, a rumor was released about Ahsoka Tano being in season 2 of The Mandalorian. I’ve read all your questions and comments about this story and thank you for your patience as I’ve taken the much-needed time to sort through these questions. The truth is, I am not involved with The Mandalorian. I can’t answer questions for something I have not been a part of.
“I am an actress and I have performed in all types of mediums: live action film/television, theater, voice-over, hosting and it has been my dream for 14 years to continue to play Ahsoka Tano in all forms. I will continue to be grateful for opportunities to help create stories for Ahsoka Tano and I am always happy to see her legacy continue.
“I am only one member of a tremendously talented team of people that it takes to bring Ahsoka Tano to life. The final decisions for Ahsoka are not mine to make and I cannot comment on something that I truly know nothing about.”
You can read her full comments in her Instagram post above. In related news, Hot Toys has also revealed The Mandalorian and The Child Sixth Scale Collectible Set.
Based on the appearance of the fearless Mandalorian in his new beskar armor, the highly-accurate collectible set features the bounty hunter with meticulously crafted helmet and armor pieces, interchangeable right shoulder armor with Mudhorn signet, skillfully tailored outfit, an attachable jetpack, a blaster rifle and pistol, flamethrower effect, a tracking fob and a desert-themed figure base.
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His body is shielded by beskar armor, his face hidden behind a T-visored mask, and his past is wrapped in mystery. No one is quite sure who this well-equipped stranger is. The Mandalorian is battle-worn and tight-lipped, a formidable bounty hunter in an increasingly dangerous galaxy. His extraordinary adventure in the galaxy with the fans’ beloved alien foundling in the first-ever live action Star Wars series has been highly acclaimed around the globe! Now Hot Toys is thrilled to expand the collectible figures series from The Mandalorian and officially introduce the new 1/6th scale The Mandalorian and The Child collectible set (Deluxe Version) for sophisticated Star War fans! Based on the appearance of the fearless Mandalorian in his new beskar armor, the highly-accurate collectible set features the bounty hunter with meticulously crafted helmet and armor pieces, interchangeable right shoulder armor with Mudhorn signet, skillfully tailored outfit, an attachable jetpack, a blaster rifle and pistol, flamethrower effect, a tracking fob and a desert-themed figure base. Crafted based on the appearance of The Child in The Mandalorian, the 1/6th scale collectible features a curious standing Child with delicate workmanship, and a signature necklace. This Deluxe Version brings an additional The Child sitting in the hover pram, beskar steel and camtono container with LED light-up function, a whistling bird firing effects attachable to Mandalorian’s left gauntlet, and also a miniature hologram exclusively to recreate more iconic scenes! This Mandalorian and The Child collectible set (Deluxe Version) is the definitive piece to add to your growing Star Wars expansion. This is the way. #HotToys #Collectibles #SixthScale #Lucasfilm #StarWars #TheMandalorian #TheChild
Crafted based on the appearance of The Child in The Mandalorian, the 1:6 scale collectible features a curious standing Child with delicate workmanship, and a signature necklace. You can view more photos of the Collectible Set by clicking here.
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 Mandalorian is written and executive produced by Jon Favreau, with Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels) directing the first episode and serving as executive producer alongside Kathleen Kennedy and Colin Wilson. Additional episodic directors include Deborah Chow (Jessica Jones), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), Bryce Dallas Howard (Solemates), and Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok).
The Mandalorian stars Pedro Pascal (Narcos) in the title role as a lone Mandalorian gunfighter, alongside Gina Carano (Deadpool), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), Emily Swallow (Supernatural), Carl Weathers (Predator), Omid Abtahi (American Gods), Ming-Na Wen (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man), and Nick Nolte (Warrior).