Veteran actor Nick Nolte has joined the cast of The Mandalorian, the live-action Star Wars series set for the forthcoming Disney+ streaming service, per THR. Nolte joins an ensemble that currently includes lead Pedro Pascal and Deadpool star Gina Carano.
In October, writer and executive producer Jon Favreau shared the first details on The Mandalorian, which will follow “a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic,” from the planet of Mandalore, following after the stories of Jango and Boba Fett. While Pascal will presumably play the titular character, Nolte’s role in the forthcoming series has not yet been revealed.
Episode directors on The Mandalorian include Taika Waititi, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rick Famuyiwa and Deborah Chow, plus Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels alum Dave Filoni.
Earlier this month, Disney also announced that it was developing a second live-action Star Wars series for its forthcoming streaming service, a Rogue One prequel with Diego Luna reprising his role.
The Mandalorian is currently in production, and is expected to launch sometime in late 2019, around the time of Disney+’s launch.
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