MMA fighter-turned-actress Gina Carano is coming swinging into the Star Wars universe.
Carano has landed a part in the upcoming live-action Star Wars series "The Mandalorian," THR reports. She'll joins Pedro Pascal, a "Game of Thrones" vet whose casting was announced earlier in the week. So far, details about the characters they'll play have not been revealed.
Whatever role Carano plays, it's probably safe to assume it'll be physical. She has appeared in multiple action flicks to date, including the likes of "Fast & Furious 6" and "Deadpool." We just can't see her talents going to waste in "The Mandalorian" -- not when it'll bring galactic adventures.
The series reportedly centers on yet another warrior in the Star Wars universe and takes place sometime after the fall of the Empire but before the First Order gained power. That places it between the events of "Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi" and "Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens." The synopsis describes it as following "the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic."
The project comes from quite the creative team. It's written by Jon Favreau, who executive produces alongside Kathleen Kennedy, Colin Wilson, and Dave Filoni. Episodes will be directed by Filoni, Bryce Dallas Howard, Taika Waititi, Rick Famuyiwa, and Deborah Chow.
"The Mandalorian" is one of multiple live-action Star Wars series scheduled to premiere on Disney's streaming service Disney+ after its 2019 launch. The show's release date hasn't yet been announced.