Nick Nolte has joined the cast of “The Mandalorian". Variety has confirmed with sources that the veteran actor of 48 Hours and Cape Fear will join the “Star Wars” streaming series helmed by Jon Favreau (Iron Man, The Lion King (2019)). See the full story here.
Nolte will join Carl Weathers, Pedro Pascal, and Gina Carano in the new series that will premiere on Disney+.
AFJ's Take: We find it odd that all the news about “The Mandalorian" is coming from news sources, legitimate, other than Disney and Lucasfilm Ltd. Usually, a press release is issued or Star Wars news is featured on StarWars.com first. Could Disney be playing this one close to the chest in lieu of the recent hostility surrounding the Star Wars fan community? Perhaps Disney is waiting for a big announcement/ reveal at an event, say Star Wars Celebration Chicago (Apr 11, 2019 – Apr 15, 2019)?