Star Wars screenwriter Gary Whitta, who wrote the first draft of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, has said he would love to see actor Danny Trejo appear as a “badass bounty hunter” in The Mandalorian.
Whitta recently hosted Trejo as a guest on an episode of his Animal Talking podcast, where Whitta brought up the idea of an appearance in The Mandalorian.
Whitta said, “I don’t have any clout at Lucasfilm, but let me tell you something, if I could wave a magic wand right now, Danny Trejo as a badass bounty hunter in the Star Wars universe. I think a lot of people would want to see that,” Whitta said. “I’m going to call Filoni after the show, we’re going to get him on.”
Even though Trejo isn’t currently confirmed for a role in the hit Star Wars Disney+ series, we think he’d be a perfect fit for the show’s ‘wild, wild West’ vibe. With a resume that includes Machete, From Dusk Until Dawn, and 3 from Hell, Trejo certainly has the chops to make it in the Outer Rim.
Trejo actually already has experience working with a Walt Disney Studios production. He was the voice actor behind Malice Maurauder/Wreck Maurader in Disney Channel’s Tangled: The Series in two episodes!
Who has been cast in The Mandalorian Season 2?
Although Danny Trejo in The Mandalorian may be nothing more than a pipe dream right now (there’s always hope for Season 3 of the Star Wars series!), numerous new characters will appear in the show’s sophomore season.
Two characters from Star Wars animated series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels, have also been cast. Katee Sackhoff will reprise her role as Bo-Katan Kryze and Rosario Dawson will portray fan-favorite Ahsoka Tano.
The most recent surprise Mandalorian casting announcement is that Timothy Olyphant will have a role.
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