Star Wars: The Mandalorian Casts Nick Nolte

Nick Nolte (Tropic Thunder) has officially joined the cast of the upcoming Lucasfilm streaming series, Star Wars: The Mandalorian.

Written and executive produced by Jon Favreau (The Jungle Book), the Western-inspired Star Wars series will follow a mysterious and lonely gunslinger exploring the Mandalorian homeworld after the fall of the Empire. The Mandalorian will also serve as a bridge between the original trilogy and the newest films in the franchise, and will reportedly explore the rise of the First Order before the events of Episode VII: The Force Awakens.

Variety reports that Nolte is just the latest star to join the upcoming series, alongside previously confirmed stars Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones) and Gina Carano (Deadpool). The series is currently being filmed.

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The series has already recruited some of the best film and television directors currently working in Hollywood. This includes young talent like Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), established directors like Bryce Dallas Howard (Solemates), frequent Star Wars animation director Dave Filoni (Star Wars: Rebels) and MCU veterans Deborah Chow (Jessica Jones) and Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok).

The Mandalorian is set to premiere on the new Disney streaming service Disney+ sometime in 2019.

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