'Deadpool' Star Heading to 'Star Wars' Prequel Series 'The Mandalorian'

Gina Carano is set to join Pedro Pascal on the upcoming Disney Plus series.

AceShowbiz - Another actor has been added to the cast of "The Mandalorian". "Deadpool" star Gina Carano joins the Disney Plus series which will serve as a prequel to 2016's "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story".

The role that the actress and former mixed martial arts star is going to play is still kept under wraps. However, fans may expect Disney and Lucasfilm to announce character details soon since Gina is the second cast member to be revealed following Pedro Pascal.

The "Kingsman: The Golden Circle" actor recently was reported to be in final negotiations to star on the series. Previously, it was rumored that the "Game of Thrones" alum was one of the many actors being considered to land a leading role on the Jon Favreau series.

Written by the "Iron Man" actor, "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.

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