Was anyone just a little bit suspicious that all the key talent up top for Disney’s upcoming Star Wars TV series The Mandalorian was full of actors? I certainly was and had a sneaking suspicion that one or more of those talents may end up in front of the camera. To be clear, I’m talking about the likes of executive producer Jon Favreau and directors Taika Waititi and Bryce Dallas Howard. As much as I love them, I wouldn’t put it past them to cast themselves in the show.
And you know what? It looks like my suspicions may very well be founded. According to DiscussingFilm, those very same through could be cast in the show. Sadly, as this is just a rumor, details are sparse, but we do have one potential nugget. While Howard’s and Favreau’s roles are virtually unknown, the word around town is that Waititi will be voicing a droid — a pretty perfect role, though I’m sure it’ll be hard for some of us not to imagine Korg from Thor: Ragnarok.
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That’s not all. Making Star Wars is hearing that John Leguizamo could have a role, though like Howard and Favreau, the details are nonexistent.
The Mandalorian is set to bring a bevy of talent to the director’s chairs in addition to Howard and Waititi. Also set to helm are Jessica Jones director Deborah Chow, Dope director Rick Famuyiwa, and Star Wars animation overseer Dave Filoni (and part of me can’t help but wonder whether or not Lucasfilm is grooming him to one day take on a live-action Star Wars film down the line, but we’ll see).
What do you think of this latest rumor? Are you happy to see these guys potentially joining the cast? Let us know down below!