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"Thor: Ragnarok" director Taika Waititi is set to direct an episode of the upcoming live-action "Star Wars" series "The Mandalorian" — and it seems he might be pulling double duty.

Jon Favreau, who is writing and producing the Disney+ series, shared an image show Waititi behind the mic, with a classic "Star Wars" droid character on screen: IG-88.



IG-88 first appeared in "The Empire Strikes Back" as one of the bounty hunters sent by Darth Vader to locate the Millennium Falcon.

The show is set after the fall of the Empire in "Return of the Jedi" and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter (Pedro Pascal) in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.

Episodes will be directed by Dave Filoni, Bryce Dallas Howard, Deborah Chow, Rick Famuyiwa, and Waititi.

This isn't the first Waititi has done voice work for one of his directorial projects. He also played Kor in "Thor: Ragnarok."