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The Mandalorian: Every Character & Actor in the Live-Action Star Wars Series

The Star Wars franchise is finally making the jump to live-action TV this year. The upcoming Disney+ streaming service will feature an original series called The Mandalorian, about a mysterious gunfighter making a name for himself several years after the events of Return of the Jedi. The series is being written and produced by Jon Favreau (Iron Man 1 & 2).

Beyond that, we don’t know a great deal about the plot or characters of The Mandalorian. However, we do know who’s been cast in this series. Scroll down to find out which actors will be making their Star Wars debut, and which classic Star Wars villain is being given new life. And check back as we update this article with new info revealed at Star Wars Celebration this weekend.

Gina Carano<\/h2>\r\nGina Carano (Fast & Furious 6) has been cast in an undisclosed role. Given her history as a MMA fighter and appearing in action-heavy movies, we\u0027re assuming Carano will play another Mandalorian warrior. Is she an ally to Pascal\u0027s character or an antagonist?”,”height”:1726,”width”:3070,”url”:”https:\/\/assets1.ignimgs.com\/2019\/04\/11\/gina-carano-1555015075135.jpg”,”styleUrl”:”https:\/\/assets1.ignimgs.com\/2019\/04\/11\/gina-carano-1555015075135_{size}.jpg”,”credit”:””,”objectRelationName”:””,”objectRelationUrl”:””,”albumName”:”Every Actor and Character Confirmed for The Mandalorian”,”relativePosition”:”03″,”albumTotalCount”:10},{“caption”:”

Nick Nolte<\/h2>\r\nNick Nolte (Tropic Thunder) has been cast in an undisclosed role. We could see Nolte playing either a grizzled mentor to Pascal\u0027s character or a villain (as he did in 2003\u0027s Hulk).”,”height”:720,”width”:1280,”url”:”https:\/\/assets1.ignimgs.com\/2019\/04\/11\/nick-nolte-1555015075137.jpg”,”styleUrl”:”https:\/\/assets1.ignimgs.com\/2019\/04\/11\/nick-nolte-1555015075137_{size}.jpg”,”credit”:””,”objectRelationName”:””,”objectRelationUrl”:””,”albumName”:”Every Actor and Character Confirmed for The Mandalorian”,”relativePosition”:”04″,”albumTotalCount”:10},{“caption”:”

Giancarlo Esposito<\/h2>\r\nGiancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad) has been cast in an undisclosed role. Will we see him play another suave villain, a la Gus Fring, or will Esposito take a more heroic turn this time?”,”height”:720,”width”:1280,”url”:”https:\/\/assets1.ignimgs.com\/2019\/04\/11\/giancarlo-esposito-1555015075134.png”,”styleUrl”:”https:\/\/assets1.ignimgs.com\/2019\/04\/11\/giancarlo-esposito-1555015075134_{size}.png”,”credit”:””,”objectRelationName”:””,”objectRelationUrl”:””,”albumName”:”Every Actor and Character Confirmed for The Mandalorian”,”relativePosition”:”05″,”albumTotalCount”:10},{“caption”:”

Emily Swallow<\/h2>\r\nEmily Swallow (Supernatural) has been cast in an undisclosed role. Swallow has some experience with voiceover work thanks to animated series like Castlevania and video games like The Order: 1886, so we could see her playing an alien or droid character in The Mandalorian.”,”height”:768,”width”:1366,”url”:”https:\/\/assets1.ignimgs.com\/2019\/04\/11\/emily-swallow-1555015075133.jpg”,”styleUrl”:”https:\/\/assets1.ignimgs.com\/2019\/04\/11\/emily-swallow-1555015075133_{size}.jpg”,”credit”:””,”objectRelationName”:””,”objectRelationUrl”:””,”albumName”:”Every Actor and Character Confirmed for The Mandalorian”,”relativePosition”:”06″,”albumTotalCount”:10},{“caption”:”

Carl Weathers<\/h2>\r\nCarl Weathers (Predator) has been cast in an undisclosed role. Could he be playing an aging Mandalorian warrior?”,”height”:962,”width”:1777,”url”:”https:\/\/assets1.ignimgs.com\/2019\/04\/11\/carl-weathers-1555015075130.jpg”,”styleUrl”:”https:\/\/assets1.ignimgs.com\/2019\/04\/11\/carl-weathers-1555015075130_{size}.jpg”,”credit”:””,”objectRelationName”:””,”objectRelationUrl”:””,”albumName”:”Every Actor and Character Confirmed for The Mandalorian”,”relativePosition”:”07″,”albumTotalCount”:10},{“caption”:”

Omid Abtahi<\/h2>\r\nOmid Abtahi (Damien) has been cast in an undisclosed role. As with Emily Swallow, Abtahi\u0027s extensive background in video game voiceover work suggests that he could be providing the voice for an alien or droid character.”,”height”:674,”width”:1200,”url”:”https:\/\/assets1.ignimgs.com\/2019\/04\/11\/omid-abtahi-1555015075138.jpg”,”styleUrl”:”https:\/\/assets1.ignimgs.com\/2019\/04\/11\/omid-abtahi-1555015075138_{size}.jpg”,”credit”:””,”objectRelationName”:””,”objectRelationUrl”:””,”albumName”:”Every Actor and Character Confirmed for The Mandalorian”,”relativePosition”:”08″,”albumTotalCount”:10},{“caption”:”

Werner Herzog<\/h2>\r\nWerner Herzog has been cast in an undisclosed role. Herzog is easily the most intriguing cast member, as he\u0027s generally more known for his directing work than acting. Given that most of Herzog\u0027s recent acting credits have been voices for animated sitcoms like Rick and Morty and The Simpsons, he seems another likely candidate for voicing a nonhuman character on The Mandalorian.”,”height”:675,”width”:1200,”url”:”https:\/\/assets1.ignimgs.com\/2019\/04\/11\/werner-herzog-1555015075141.jpeg”,”styleUrl”:”https:\/\/assets1.ignimgs.com\/2019\/04\/11\/werner-herzog-1555015075141_{size}.jpeg”,”credit”:””,”objectRelationName”:””,”objectRelationUrl”:””,”albumName”:”Every Actor and Character Confirmed for The Mandalorian”,”relativePosition”:”09″,”albumTotalCount”:10},{“caption”:”

Taika Waititi – IG-88<\/h2>\r\nTaika Waititi is thus far the only cast member whose actual role has been confirmed. Waititi will be voicing IG-88, the rogue assassin droid who was among the bounty hunters hired by Darth Vader in The Empire Strikes Back. In the old Expanded Universe stories, it was revealed that IG-88 actually inserted its programming into the second Death Star, briefly taking control of the station until its destruction cut his reign short. Given Waititi\u0027s comedic portrayal of Korg in Thor: Ragnarok (which he also directed), we\u0027re assuming IG-88 will turn out to have a more eccentric personality than Star Wars fans had been led to believe.”,”height”:720,”width”:1280,”url”:”https:\/\/assets1.ignimgs.com\/2019\/04\/11\/taika-waititi-1555015075140.jpg”,”styleUrl”:”https:\/\/assets1.ignimgs.com\/2019\/04\/11\/taika-waititi-1555015075140_{size}.jpg”,”credit”:””,”objectRelationName”:””,”objectRelationUrl”:””,”albumName”:”Every Actor and Character Confirmed for The Mandalorian”,”relativePosition”:10,”albumTotalCount”:10}]’data-ads-disabled=’false’data-ad-frequency=’3’data-image-size=’1280w’>Every Actor and Character Confirmed for The Mandalorian10+ IMAGESFullscreen ImageESC

Gina Carano (Fast & Furious 6) has been cast in an undisclosed role. Given her history as a MMA fighter and appearing in action-heavy movies, we’re assuming Carano will play another Mandalorian character. Is she an ally to Pascal’s character or an antagonist?

Nick Nolte

Nick Nolte (Tropic Thunder) has been cast in an undisclosed role. We could see Nolte playing either a grizzled mentor to Pascal’s character or a villain (as he did in 2003’s Hulk).

Giancarlo Esposito

Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad) has been cast in an undisclosed role. Will we see him play another suave villain, a la Gus Fring, or will Esposito take a more heroic turn this time?

Emily Swallow

Emily Swallow (Supernatural) has been cast in an undisclosed role. Swallow has some experience with voiceover work thanks to animated series like Castlevania and video games like The Order: 1886, so we could see her playing an alien or droid character in The Mandalorian.

Carl Weathers

Carl Weathers (Predator) has been cast in an undisclosed role. Could he be playing an aging Mandalorian warrior?

Omid Abtahi

Omid Abtahi (Damien) has been cast in an undisclosed role. As with Emily Swallow, Abtahi’s extensive background in video game voiceover work suggests that he could be providing the voice for an alien or droid character.

Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog has been cast in an undisclosed role. Herzog is easily the most intriguing cast member, as he’s generally more known for his directing work than acting. Given that most of Herzog’s recent acting credits have been voices for animated sitcoms like Rick and Morty and The Simpsons, he seems another likely candidate for voicing a nonhuman character on The Mandalorian.

Taika Waititi – IG-88

Taika Waititi is thus far the only cast member whose actual role has been confirmed. Waititi will be voicing IG-88, the rogue assassin droid who was among the bounty hunters hired by Darth Vader in The Empire Strikes Back. In the old Expanded Universe stories, it was revealed that IG-88 actually inserted its programming into the second Death Star, briefly taking control of the station until its destruction cut his reign short. Given Waititi’s comedic portrayal of Korg in Thor: Ragnarok (which he also directed), we’re assuming IG-88 will turn out to have a more eccentric personality than Star Wars fans had been led to believe.

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