I've got some casting news for "The Mandalorian," one of the two new shows expanding the Star Wars Universe coming to Disney's digital streaming service called Disney+.
Now the other new Star Wars show is going to be a prequel to Star Wars Rogue One featuring Fulcrum agent, Cassian Andor, played by Diego Luna.
Of course there will actually be 3 Star Wars shows on Disney+ with the third being there conclusion of The Clone Wars which will probably show us everything leading up to the Seige of Mandalore involving Ahsoka Tano and Bo Katan-- or basically everything that led up to the events in Revenge of the Sith, and then the events in the movie from Ahsoka's perspective.
So anyway, these new castings from the set of The Mandalorian are Carl Weathers, Apollo Creed, or Action Jackson himself, in an unannounced role, at this time.
The other big casting is Pedro Pascal from Narcos, Game of Thrones, and a while lot of other stuff.
Now Pedro was rumored as the lead role in the series back in October by Jason Ward and the folks over at Making Star Wars, and it was confirmed by Variety.
So a question that I have is who Pedro is actually playing? We've seen someone at least wearing the Mandalorian armor in a picture that has created a lot of buzz around the series. They are currently filming, but who is the Mandalorian? Are we getting Pedro in the armor or is he someone else who will be Central to the story that we'll be seeing?
Also, what is this story about? The description we have is that we'll follow the adventures of a lone gunman in the Outer Rim, but somewhere I've seen mention of the series documenting the restoration of Mandalore.
Either way, I think we're in for a real treat that will expand the Star Wars galaxy while also setting up the possibility for stories that can be told outside of the Skywalker saga.
I also think this series can give us a great way to tie everything together from the video games, the novels, comic books, and animated series.
For now we'll just have to wait and see as we start the slow grind to get more details, but what do you all think?