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Rumor: Carl Weathers to Join Star Wars Mandalorian TV Series

As Star Wars: The Mandalorian continues principal photography, new details about the first live-action Star Wars television series have arisen including casting rumors about the first season.

According an episode of Star Wars news podcast Making Star Wars, veteran actor Carl Weathers will be joining the cast of the upcoming Disney in an unknown capacity though it is reported he will not portray the show's titular gunslinger.

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Best known for his prominent recurring role as Apollo Creed in the Rocky films as well as a memorable supporting role in 1987's Predator, Weathers has since gone on to become a fan-favorite character actor including appearances in television series such as Arrested Development and Colony.

Additionally, the podcast reported that in addition to directing episodes of the series, Taika Waititi will voice a droid character on the series while Bryce Dallas Howard is rumored to appear as a minor supporting character.

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Jon Favreau, who will serve as the executive producer on the project, will write the series, while Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels) will direct the first episode. Additional episodic directors include Deborah Chow (Jessica Jones), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), Bryce Dallas Howard (Solemates), and Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok).

Star Wars: The Mandalorian will arrive on Disney's premium streaming service, Disney+, sometime in 2019.

(via Discussing Film)

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