Filming is currently underway on Lucasfilm’s Star Wars streaming series The Mandalorian, but the cast has yet to be officially announced.
However, there are some promising casting rumors making the rounds online.
DiscussingFilm has word that directors Jon Favreau, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Taika Waititi could be doing double-duty taking on varying sized roles in the show.
Taika Waititi and Bryce Dallas Howard will not only direct episodes of the show but also are rumored to have roles in the show too. Bryce’s role is unknown however the rumor with Taika’s character is that he will voice a droid in the series.
UPDATE: We have now also heard that Jon Favreau may have a role in the show, what his role will be is currently unknown but I imagine it won’t be anything large.
MakingStarWars, who originally mentioned that Game of Thrones and Narcos star Pedro Pascal could be part of the cast are now suggesting that John Wick’s John Leguizamo could be part of the series as well.
There is also potential linkage that Werner Herzog could have a role on the series.
I have also been told that the code name for the television series is Project Huckleberry. Recently Indie Wire had an exclusive that Werner Herzog was working on a “film” with the code name “Huckleberry.” If the information I obtained is indeed correct, it may mean that Werner Herzog is in the live action Star Wars television show.
We do expect Lucasfilm to drop an official casting announcement in the very near future and we’ll see if a bulk of these names are confirmed.
The Mandalorian is said to be dropping potentially at launch of the Disney streaming service next fall.
SOURCE: DISCUSSING FILM/MAKING STAR WARS