Lucasfilm has confirmed that Pedro Pascal will be playing the main character in Star Wars: The Mandalorian, which many fans had already assumed after months of speculation about his involvement in the series. While this news might not have surprised fans, the recent casting announcement revealed that Carl Weathers, Werner Herzog, and Giancarlo Esposito were all joining the series in unspecified roles. Understandably, these actors' prominent roles in various corners of pop culture led to some hilarious reactions on the internet.
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.
Scroll down to see what the internet is saying about the Star Wars: The Mandalorian casting before the series debuts next year on Disney+!
To whoever it was at Lucasfilm responsible for putting Carl Weathers, Werner Herzog, and Nick Nolte together in The Mandalorian...thank you— Miles Surrey (@HKSurrey) December 12, 2018
STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN
EXT. MANDALORE - DAY
CARL WEATHERS fires a blaster at WERNER HERZOG’s hip.
WERNER HERZOG— hikikomori povich (@SarahSahim) December 12, 2018
It was not a significant blast; I am not afraid.
INT. SPACEPORT BAR -- DAY— Mo Ryan (@moryan) December 12, 2018
Carl Weathers: There's still plenty of meat on that bone!
Giancarlo Esposito: I reject this inferior, poorly made chicken meal.
Werner Herzog: The void of space will negate our every desire.
Carl Weathers: Well, I'll eat this chicken taco if you won't
"Did I have a lightsaber in Siberia?" - Werner Herzog as Werner Herzog (THE MANDALORIAN). pic.twitter.com/xnREXJsw73— Harris Dang (@FilmMomatic) December 12, 2018
Werner Herzong okay sure ... but CARL WEATHERS!?!?! The Mandalorian is going to have a stew going.— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) December 12, 2018
Upon hearing Carl Weathers is going to be in The Mandalorian. pic.twitter.com/yhEezxqjRl— Jillianne ? Hamilton (@JillianneWrites) December 12, 2018
Giancarlo Esposito is a national treasure.— Joel Leon. (@JoelakaMaG) December 12, 2018