clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Star Wars Celebration panel reveals The Mandalorian’s character lineup

New, 5 comments

Just who is The Mandalorian?

Francois Duhamel /Lucasfilm Ltd.

Star Wars Celebration 2019 today gave us more info about The Mandalorian, the first live-action Star Wars series coming to Disney Plus this November. The series is helmed by Iron Man director Jon Favreau and tells the story of a lone gunfighter on the outskirts of the galaxy.

The Mandalorian takes place between the events of Return of the Jedi and the rise of the First Order, exploring a time of Star Wars history with lots of potential.

While we’ve gotten casting info before, aside from Pedro Pascal playing the Mandalorian in question, we haven’t had any idea who was playing whom — or any real information about the characters.

Here’s the character lineup, as told by the actors at Star Wars Celebration.

François Duhamel /Lucasfilm L

Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones) will play The Mandalorian, real name undisclosed. "The Mandalorian is a mysterious, lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy,” Pascal told today’s panel. “Some might say he has questionable moral character, which is in line with some of our best westerns, some good samurai. All the good stuff. And he’s a badass!”

Cara Dune (Gina Carano) in The Mandalorian Melinda Sue Gordon/Lucasfilm

Gina Carano (Fast & Furious 6) will play Kara Dune (above). “She’s a former Rebel shock trooper,” Carano said. “I’m a bit of a loner, and I’m having a bit of trouble re-integrating myself into society.”

Melinda Sue Gordon /Lucasfilm Ltd

Carl Weathers (Rocky) will play Greef Marga (above). “He’s the head of this guild of bounty hunters,” Weathers said. “He’s looking for someone to go after a product to bring to a client, that’s very valuable.”

Werner Herzog’s character was shown late in the presentation, but not named. Flanked by four filthy stormtroopers, we wore the mantle of an Imperial administrator of some kind. He hands The Mandalorian his first mission, which is to retrieve an anonymous 50-year-old person alive. In return, he offers the warrior billets of beskar, the indestructible iron that his own armor is made of.

Other actors will include Emily Swallow (The Mentalist), Omid Abtahi (Mockingjay Pt. 2), Nick Nolte (Affliction), and Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad).

“These are new characters and new stories,” Favreau said, “so it’s a great way to invite people in onto the merry-go-round. But if you’ve been a fan for a long time, a lot of care has gone in, we think you’ll enjoy it.”