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Director Werner Herzog, who occasionally acts, confirmed what kind of role he'll be playing in the "Star Wars" series "The Mandalorian," and it won't be a Jedi knight.

The German director, who's out promoting his new documentary "Meeting Gorbachev," told IndieWire, "Now this is not a secret anymore, a small part, real small part, in 'The Mandalorian," the 'Star Wars' sequel or whatever you call it. I like to do it because I know I’m good on screen, but only if I have to play a real villain."

Herzog previous roster of villains includes the psychopathic Mister Big in "Jack Reacher" and a gambler who believes killing animals brings him luck in the 2007 mockumentary "The Grand."

We don't yet know when "The Mandalorian" will debut on Disney+, but we  know the cast will include Pedro Pascal, Giancarlo Esposito, Carl Weathers, Omid Abtahi, Emily Swallow, and Nick Nolte.

And "Thor: Ragnarok" director Taika Waititi will not only direct an episode, but voice the bounty hunter droid IG-88.

Herzog's films include the documentary "Grizzly Man," "Cave of Forgotten Dreams," and feature films "Fitzcarraldo," and "Aguirre: The Wrath of God."

[Via IndieWire, Collider]