‘The Mandalorian’ Targets Pedro Pascal For Title Role In Disney+ Series

Variety first reported that Pascal was closing in on the role.
He also played DEA agent Javier Peña on three seasons of Narcos, when the Netflix series centered on the cocaine cartels of Colombia. Pascal memorably portrayed the passionate warrior Oberyn Martell, aka the Red Viper, on the fourth season of the HBO series Game of Thrones. Pascal also played Agent Whiskey in the Fox feature film Kingsmen: The Golden Circle in 2017.
The events depicted in the series are set after the events of Return of the Jedi, which concluded with the fiery funeral of Darth Vader on the forest moon of Endor.
Favreau's official description of the show: "After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic." The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. The Mandalorian is written and executive produced by Jon Favreau, the director of Jungle Book, Iron Man as well as the upcoming reinterpretation of The Lion King.
The native of Santiago, Chile, is in final negotiations to star in the series, which chronicles the lone-wolf odyssey of a character who hails from the planet Mandalore, which Star Wars fans know as the homeworld of the notorious bounty hunter Boba Fett and Jango Fett.
Game of Thrones and Narcos star Pedro Pascal is headed to the Jedi universe to portray the title character in The Mandalorian, the live-action Star Wars series that will be a flagship program for Disney+, the ambitious streaming service launching in 2019.
The first episode of the series will be directed by Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars). Also on board to direct early episodes are Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), Deborah Chow (Jessica Jones)and actress Bryce Dallas Howard, whose previous directorial work has been limited to short films.” />

‘Star Wars’ Boba Fett Movie No Longer In Development; Lucasfilm Focusing On ‘The Mandalorian’ Streaming Series

Deadline hears that Mangold's Logan producer Simon Kinberg is still attached to the Boba Fett project at Disney.
Reportedly last night, Lucasfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy told Critics Choice Association journalist Erick Weber at a Black Panther awards reception that the Boba Fett movie was dead, and that the priority is the series. We confirmed the news today as well, and also heard that James Mangold, of course, is no longer attached to direct or write a Boba Fett feature. Ferrari starring Christian Bale and Matt Damon, due out June 28. He is currently in post on 20th Century Fox's Ford v.
As previously reported, The Mandalorian will have several notable directors for each episode including Star Wars Rebels EP Dave Filoni, Deborah Chow (Jessica Jones), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), Bryce Dallas Howard and Taika Waititi.
Disney provided no comment on the news about Mangold's atttachment. The studio is opening Solo: A Star Wars Story tonight which could find its way to a new Memorial Day record with more than $139M over four days.
Previously Disney tried to get a Boba Fett movie prepped in 2014, reportedly with Josh Trank before he made a personal decision a year later to leave the Star Wars universe.
At this very minute Mangold is set to roll cameras on Fox's Ford vs. PREVIOUSLY, MAY 24: According to reports, James Mangold will write and direct a Star Wars spinoff centering around famed bounty hunter Boba Fett, the cult Jabba the Hutt henchman who pursues Han Solo in 1980's Empire Strikes Back. Ferrari movie.
UPDATED with Boba Fett movie news: We've confirmed reports that Disney/Lucasfilm is no longer moving forward with a Boba Fett movie for the time being, instead zeroing on the upcoming Jon Favreau-executive produced Star Wars series The Mandalorian, which the studio is prepping for its upcoming streaming service.
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Interestingly enough, the whole news about Disney reviving Boba Fett with Mangold broke a day before Solo: A Star Wars Story went off the rails for Lucasfilm/Disney, becoming a huge loss off a $392 million worldwide box office take and $300M production cost, and forcing the studio to reconsider how fast it should pump out Star Wars movies. Disney doesn't comment on Star Wars news, and technically never greenlighted a Boba Fett movie per se, but it always has projects in and out of development.