AceShowbiz - Pedro Pascal is moving from Westeros to Star Wars Universe. Multiple reports have confirmed that the "Game of Thrones" alum has been tapped to portray the titular character on the upcoming "Star Wars" live-action prequel series "The Mandalorian" for Disney Plus.
It has been rumored that the producers of the forthcoming series from Jon Favreau is eyeing the native of Santiago, Chile, though it was previously reported that Pascal was one of the many actors being considered. Now, it's said that the "Narcos" actor is in final negotiations to lead in the "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" series.
Both Disney and representatives for Pascal have denied to comment on the report.
Written by Jon, "The Mandalorian" is set 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."
The 10-episode series, which is set for a $100M production budget, have tapped several directors to help "The Jungle Book" director bring the series to life. Among them was "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" and "Star Wars Rebel" director Dave Filoni, who has been rumored to be one for quite some time. He will direct the first episode of the 10-part series. Meanwhile, "Thor: Ragnarok" director Taika Waititi, Bryce Dallas Howard ("Solemates"), Rick Famuyiwa ("Dope") and Deborah Chow ("Marvel's Jessica Jones") will direct additional episodes.
Favreau will executive produce "The Mandalorian" alongside Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy and Colin Wilson, while Karen Gilchrist will serve as co-executive producer.
"The Mandalorian" is set to stream on Disney's streaming service, which is set to launch in late 2019.