Carl Weathers
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Lucasfilm isn’t wasting any time on casting for ‘Star Wars: The Mandalorian‘ and have just added Carl Weathers (‘Colony,’ ‘Arrested Development’) in a mystery role. Jon Favreau hasn’t been playing his cards as close to the chest as some of the major motion picture directors have been doing, but there still isn’t much in the way of actual information for the series which is slated to debut on Disney+.

It isn’t clear if Weathers will have a smaller part or an ongoing major role in the series.

We know that there will be some great directors attached to the show such as Dave Filoni (‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’, ‘Star Wars Rebels’) who is directing the pilot (as reported earlier), Deborah Chow (‘Jessica Jones’), Rick Famuyiwa (‘Dope’), Bryce Dallas Howard (‘Solemates’), and Taika Waititi (‘Thor: Ragnarok’). As a bonus, there is a rumor that both Howard and Waititi will be starring in the series as well!

A ton of the preview art listed heavily indicates that we’ll be seeing a spotlight on Tatooine where much of the series is likely to take place at the start. I’m eagerly looking forward to some Easter Eggs such as seeing anything from Jabba’s crime syndicate in ruins to Imperial occupation to even possibly a certain cantina.

Do you feel that Carl Weathers will have a major or minor role in the first “Star Wars” series on Disney+? Are you looking forward to hearing more casting details for ‘Star Wars: The Mandalorian’? Which actors do you feel would be a great fit for the series? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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.

Source: Making Star Wars