Jon Favreau’s ‘The Mandalorian’: Ming-Na Wen Joins Cast of ‘Star Wars’ Live-Action Series

Aug 23, 2019

The first live-action ‘Star Wars’ series now has Ming-Na Wen onboard the ensemble cast. The announcement was made during the Disney Legends panel at D23, directly from Walt Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger. Her role is currently unknown.

Wen currently stars in the ABC series ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ and is popular for her role as the titular character in 1998’s ‘Mulan.’ Other credits include Wayne Wang’s ‘ The Joy Luck Club,’ ‘NBC’s ‘ER,’ and Disney’s ‘Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors.’ Next, ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ will premiere its seventh and final season next summer.

Moreover, the premise is below:

“After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. ‘The Mandalorian’ is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic….”

Also, here are the directors, and their episodes, of the first season:

  • Dave Filoni (‘Avatar: The Last Airbender,’ ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’) for Episodes 1 and 5
  • Rick Famuyiwa (‘Dope,’ ‘The Chi’) for Episodes 2 and 6
  • Deborah Chow (‘Mr. Robot,’ ‘American Gods’) for Episodes 3 and 7
  • Bryce Dallas Howard (‘Solemates,’ ‘Dads’) for Episode 4
  • Taika Waititi (‘Hunt for the Wilderpeople,’ ‘Thor: Ragnarok’) for Episode 8

Jon Favreau (‘Iron Man,’ ‘The Jungle Book’) serves as creator, writer, and showrunner.

Further, the cast comprises of Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Nick Nolte, Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow, Carl Weathers, Omid Abtahi, Taika Waititi, and Werner Herzog. Jon Favreau and Bryce Dallas Howard may have acting roles in the show as well.

The series has already been renewed for a second season, and may begin filming as early as October 7th

‘The Mandalorian’ will premiere its first season on November 12th, when the Disney+ streaming service launches.