Comedian Bill Burr confirms that he will be in The Mandalorian. One of the hottest topics this weekend at Disney's D23 Expo was Star Wars' first-ever live-action TV show that will be debuting on Disney's new streaming service, Disney+. The Mandalorian will be set a few years after Star Wars: Return of the Jedi and tells the story of a lone gunfighter venturing the outskirts of the galaxy. The series is one of many shows from Lucasfilm that will be available once Disney+ launches on November 12th.
Game of Thrones actor Pedro Pascal will lead the series as the Mandalorian, but the cast for the show has grown much bigger over the past year. Famous actors such as Gina Carano, Carl Weathers, and Nick Nolte, along with Emily Swallow, Omid Abtahi, and Breaking Bad's Giancarlo Esposito have all been cast in the show so far. Oscar-nominated director Werner Herzog also has a role in the series, although he only joined the project so he could fund one of his films. As if the cast wasn't big enough already, it has now added one more actor.
By simply responding "November 12th" to a fan on Twitter, Burr confirmed he has a role in The Mandalorian. Burr is most known for his work as a stand-up comedian, but he has also had roles in Date Night and Breaking Bad, as well as voiced Frank Murphy in the Netflix original F Is For Family. Burr's tweet can be seen below:
Disney has confirmed several shows for their new streaming service Disney+, but The Mandalorian is easily one of the service's most anticipated upcoming releases. Appropriately so, Disney has dedicated a lot of time to the new series and given fans plenty of sneak peeks and reveals this weekend. The Mouse House revealed a poster for The Mandalorian and shared the news that they were adding Ming-Na Wen to the cast, but what will really hold fans over until November is the action-packed trailer that debuted during their panel this weekend.
Burr has been added to the cast of The Mandalorian in an undisclosed role, but he will more than likely be used as comedic relief since he isn't widely known for his more serious roles. That being said, considering how much action was packed into the first trailer for The Mandalorian, the Star Wars series could probably benefit from a little bit of comedy. Since Burr will likely have a smaller role in the show, fans probably won't discover much more about his character until The Mandalorian is released on Disney+ in a few months.
Source: Bill Burr/Twitter
- Star Wars 9 / Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) release date: Dec 20, 2019