Nick Nolte has joined the cast of “The Mandalorian,” Disney’s upcoming live-action “Star Wars” TV show from Jon Favreau, individuals with knowledge of the project tell TheWrap. Nolte is joining a cast which includes Pedro Pascal and Gina Carano. The series, which is set in the time period between “Return of the Jedi” and “The Force Awakens,” follows a Boba Fett-like character, described as “a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic…” In “Star Wars” lore, Mandalorians made the iconic armor that bounty hunter Boba Fett and his “father” Jango Fett (he was technically an unaltered clone of Jango) wore in the films.
Directors Rich Moore and Phil Johnston hoped Lucasfilm would understand the "loving satire" at the center of the "Wreck-It Ralph" sequel.
On Wednesday, Jon Favreau officially unveiled a teaser for the live-action "Star Wars" series expected to premiere on Disney’s upcoming streaming service in 2019.
Producer Kathleen Kennedy has renewed her contract to remain president of Lucasfilm for another three years, through 2021, according to a report in The Hollywood Reporter. Kennedy, an eight-time Academy Award nominee, is one of the most successful and respected producers and executives in the film industry. Kennedy has produced or executive produced more than 60 films, which have collectively garnered 120 Academy Award nominations, 25 wins, and grossed more than $11 billion worldwide.
Director J.J. Abrams confirms that the late actress will be part of the finale by way of unused footage. “We were never going to recast, or use a CG character," he says.
Todd Fisher reveals what his sister, Carrie Fisher, thought immediately after seeing the first screening of "Star Wars" in 1977. He also reiterates his support for Lucasfilm to digitally recreate Princess Leia in future movies.