The former MMA fighter goes to a galaxy far, far away.
Gina Carano, a former MMA fighter known for her roles in Deadpool and Fast & Furious 6, is joining the cast of Star Wars: The Mandalorian.
Per The Hollywood Reporter, Carano’s role has not yet been revealed. This comes after yesterday’s news that Pedro Pascal has been cast in the show’s leading role.
Taika Waititi, Bryce Dallas Howard and more have been confirmed to direct at least one episode each in the 10-episode first season. This season will reportedly cost Disney $100 million dollars to produce and will stream exclusively on Disney’s recently named Disney+, which will become available sometime next year.
In less positive news, Lucasfilm head Kathaleen Kennedy has reportedly confirmed that the Boba Fett movie is dead. However, The Mandalorian will feature a highly recognizable weapon from Boba Fett’s first appearance in the infamous Star Wars Holiday Special.
Colin Stevens is a news writer for IGN, and he’ll end up caving in for Disney+, he just knows it. Follow him on Twitter.