Ming-Na Wen joins The Mandalorian cast
By James Hibberd
August 23, 2019 at 05:12 PM EDT
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is adding another castmember with a Disney past.
has joined the eagerly anticipated Star Wars
Disney CEO Bob Iger let slip the casting during remarks at the D23 Expo in Anaheim on Friday.
The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
actress was honored as a Disney Legend
at the Expo for her voicing the lead in Mulan.
“I was so excited when [Disney chairman Bob Iger] announced it, because I’ve been waiting to talk about it,” Wen said to Syfy Wire
. “You don’t understand — that is a Star Wars
geek girl’s dream come true.”
No details have yet been revealed about Wen’s role. “I certainly don’t play a farmer!” she added.
The news comes as Disney+ prepares to reveal The Mandalorian
trailer later this afternoon.
The drama series from Jon Favreau
(The Lion King
) stars Pedro Pascal
(Game of Thrones
) as a lone gunfighter in the Outer Rim and takes place three years after the events in Return of the Jedi
(so after the fall of the Galactic Empire, but before the rise of the First Order).
Also starring the series is Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad
), Gina Carano (Deadpool
), Nick Nolte (Cape Fear
), Carl Weathers (Rocky
) and Emily Swallow (The Mentalist
premieres Nov. 12.