Game of Thrones star in negotiations to join the Star Wars universe

Toby Graves
November 15, 2018

The Mandalorian will live on Disney's upcoming streaming service Disney+ and is one of two announced live-action Star Wars series on the service. It follows a lone gunfighter who's managed to escape the authority of the New Republic on the outer reaches of the galaxy. Even going back to her work as "Crush" on American Gladiators, Carano's physicality has always been her greatest strength as a performer.

The exact nature of the actress and former mixed martial arts (MMA) star's role in the "Star Wars" series is being kept under wraps. Disney announced back in March that the "Iron Man" and "Lion King" director would write and executive produce a live-action "Star Wars" TV show, the first live-action show set in a galaxy far, far away. The Mandalorian will be executive produced by Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy, and Colin Wilson. Since that time, she has appeared in numerous films and television roles including the Steven Soderbergh directed film "Haywire" as well as a role in the first "Deadpool" movie and "Fast and the Furious 6" as well.

Disney also recently confirmed that it will mount an original series based on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story for the streaming service, with Diego Luna returning from the film to star. Thor: Ragnarok's Taika Waititi, actress and director Bryce Dallas Howard, Dope's Rick Famuyiwa, and Marvel's Jessica Jones' Deborah Chow are all set to direct the series.

New bounty hunter: The first official image of the title character bears a similarity to iconic Star Wars bounty hunter Boba Fett.

The Mandalorian does not yet have a release date but the Disney direct-to-consumer platform will launch in late 2019.

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