Gunslinger In Space: Pedro Pascal Lands THE MANDALORIAN Lead

Image via Netflix

Image via Netflix

Earlier this year, fans caught a glimpse of The Mandalorian, the protagonist of Disney+'s upcoming Star Wars streaming series.

The actor will play the lead role in the bounty hunter series being created by Iron Man and The Jungle Book filmmaker Jon Favreau for the Disney+ streaming service, sources confirmed to EW.

"The Mandalorian" synopsis states "after the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe".

News of Carano joining the film comes shortly after confirmation that Game of Thrones and Wonder Woman 1984 star Pedro Pascal has joined The Mandalorian, also in an unspecified role.

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The series is one of several already unveiled original shows set to debut on Disney's Netflix rival next year, which will make the service worth a try.

Set after the fall of the Empire and before the First Order surfaced, The Mandalorian follows a lone gunfighter (Pascal) in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic. The 8-episode season will feature five directors including Dave Filoni, Howard, Waititi, Rick Famuyiwa and Deborah Chow with Favreau writing and executive producing.

Carano, the former MMA fighter, has kicked in the door of films including Fast & Furious 6 and Deadpool since getting her start on the screen starring in Steven Soderbergh's Haywire.

The Mandalorian is coming exclusively on Disney+, which is expected to launch by the end of 2019. The other, a Rogue One prequel series, stars Diego Luna reprising his role as Cassian Andor. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the Star Wars franchise as we learn it.

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