Carl Weathers Joins Star Wars: The Mandalorian, Explains His Character

Rumors that Rocky actor Carl Weathers will play a role on Star Wars: The Mandalorian has been confirmed.

Weathers took the stage at Star Wars Celebration in Chicago to provide details on his character, Greif Marda (spelling not confirmed). "Of all things I've been in, nothing comes close to this!" Weathers said. "This group of fans is like something out of Star Wars. The character is Greif Marda and he's a guy that's running this group of bounty hunters. He's kind of the head of this guild of bounty hunters. There seems to be a lot of kind of nefarious people... He's looking for someone to go after a product for a client that's very valuable... and he finds a bounty hunter named Mandalorian... and he hires this guy and sends him out there and the Mando does what needs to be done."

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Although The Mandalorian's first season hasn't aired yet, there are reports that the series has already been renewed for a second season, which indicates Disney is confident in the show. The Mandalorian is set to take place in-between The Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, and stars Pedro Pascal as the title character. "The Mandalorian is a mysterious, lone gun-fighter in the outer-reaches of the galaxy," Favreau said of the character. "Some might say he is a questionable moral character, which is in line with some of our best westerns... all the good stuff. And he's a badass!"

The show features episodes directed by Thor: Ragnarok's Taika Waititi, who is also believed to be playing IG-88 on the show, and jurassic World star Bryce Dallas Howard.

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The Mandalorian, created by Jon Favreau and starring Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Carl Weathers, Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow, Omid Abtahi, Werner Herzog and Nick Nolte, will hit Disney+ on Nov. 12. The monthly subscription will cost $6.99 with a yearly price of $69.99.

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