'Star Wars': Pedro Pascal Cast As Lead In 'The Mandalorian'

Pedro Pascal

The cameras have already been rolling on new live-action Star Wars spin-off series The Mandalorian, but we're only now learning who will be filling the armour on the show.

Set in the 20-some year gap between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, The Mandalorian is spearheaded by writer/director Jon Favreau.

Pascal had been rumored for the part, but sources said multiple actors were being considered and nothing was confirmed.

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Though Pascal's casting has not been formally announced, our sister site Variety reports that he has been offered the role and is in negotiations to star in the project. "Thor: Ragnarok" director Taika Waititi, Bryce Dallas Howard, "Dope's" Rick Famuyiwa, and Deborah Chow ("Jessica Jones") will direct additional episodes. "We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy from the authority of the New Republic". Karen Gilchrist is co-executive producing.

Pascal is best known for his portrayal of fan favorite Prince Oberyn Martell in Season 4 of Game of Thrones, in which he memorably visited many a brothel and battled the Mountain in Tyrion's defense. Pascal also played Agent Whiskey in the Fox feature film Kingsmen: The Golden Circle in 2017. Star Wars will contine on forever, it seems, as Diego Luna was also just cast in the upcoming Rogue One prequel series for the streaming platform.

He is repped by WME and Untitled Entertainment.

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