Ming-Na Wen, the actress known for her voice in Disney’s animated Mulan, as well as her role of Melinda May in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., has now revealed that she will co-star in the Disney+ Star Wars series, The Mandalorian. Deadline reports that while being honored today at D23 during the annual Disney Legends honors, Wen gave a speech in which she referenced the upcoming role. Here’s what she had to say:
“Please just keep acquiring all these different franchises,” she said during her speech, turning to Iger, “because I just keep getting employed by them. I have hit every bucket list thanks to Disney.”
The upcoming series also stars Pedro Pascal (Narcos) as “a lone Mandalorian gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy.” It also includes Gina Carano (Deadpool) as Cara Dune, Carl Weathers (Predator) as Greef Carga, Omid Abtahi (American Gods) as Dr. Pershing, Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man), as well as Nick Nolte, Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow, and Werner Herzog in undisclosed roles, and Taika Waititi as the voice of the droid IG-11.
We get the trailer today, and it is so freaking exciting! Here’s the synopsis for the series:
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.
This is a great addition to the cast! The Mandalorian opens on November 12, when Disney+ is launched. Are you pumped? Stay tuned in to GeekTyrant for the trailer today!