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Disney Reveals The Mandalorian Cast

Lucasfilm is pleased to announce the cast of the first-ever Star Wars live-action series — The Mandalorian.

Pedro Pascal (Narcos) has been cast in the title role as a lone Mandalorian gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy. He is joined by Gina Carano (Deadpool), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), Emily Swallow (Supernatural), Carl Weathers (Predator), Omid Abtahi (American Gods), Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man), and Nick Nolte (Affliction).

“We’re having a great time working with this incredibly talented group and excited for everyone to see what we’re up to,” says Executive Producer Jon Favreau.

Currently in production, The Mandalorian is written and executive produced by Jon Favreau, with Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels) directing the first episode and serving as executive producer alongside Kathleen Kennedy and Colin Wilson. Additional episodic directors include Deborah Chow (Jessica Jones), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), Bryce Dallas Howard (Solemates), and Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok).

The highly-anticipated series will be exclusive to Disney+, The Walt Disney Company’s upcoming direct-to-consumer streaming service, which is set to launch in the U.S. in late 2019.

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The Jungle Book Cast Special Shoot

Brand new special shoot images featuring the cast of Disney’s THE Jungle Book are below. Featuring Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson, Lupita Nyong’o, Sir Ben Kingsley, Christopher Walken and Giancarlo Esposito, each image pairs the actor with their onscreen character, as well as quotes from the actors.

Disney’s The Jungle Book is in theaters April 15, 2016!

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Idris Elba / Shere Khan

Voiced by Idris Elba, Shere Khan bears the scars of man, which fuel his hatred of humans. Convinced that Mowgli poses a threat, the bengal tiger is determined to rid the jungle of the man-cub. “Shere Khan reigns with fear,” says Elba. “He terrorizes everyone he encounters because he comes from a place of fear.”

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Lupita Nyong’o / Raksha

Lupita Nyong’o voices Raksha, a mother wolf who cares deeply for all of her pups–including man-cub Mowgli, whom she adopts as one of her own when he’s abandoned in the jungle as an infant. “She is the protector, the  eternal mother,” says Nyong’o. “The word Raksha actually means protection in Hindi. I felt really connected to that, wanting to protect a son that isn’t originally hers but one she’s taken for her own.”

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Scarlett Johansson / Kaa

Kaa is a massive python who uses her voice and hypnotic gaze to entrance Mowgli. The man-cub can’t resist her captivating embrace. “Kaa seduces and entraps Mowgli with her storytelling,” says Scarlett Johansson. “She’s the mirror into Mowgli’s past. The way she moves is very alluring, almost coquettish.”

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Christopher Walken / King Louie

King Louie is a formidable ape who desperately wants the secret of Man’s deadly “red flower”–fire. He’s convinced Mowgli has the information he seeks. “King Louie is huge–12 feet tall,” says Christopher Walken, who voices the character. “But he’s as charming as he is intimidating when he wants to be.”

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Giancarlo Esposito / Akela

Akela is the strong and hardened alpha-male wolf who shoulders the responsibility of his pack. He welcomes Mowgli to the family, but worries he may one day compromise their safety. “Akela is a fierce patriarch of the wolf pack,” says Giancarlo Esposito, who voices the character. “He believes the strength of the pack lies in what each and every wolf offers. He’s a great leader, a wise teacher.”

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Sir Ben Kingsley / Bagheera

Bagheera is a sleek panther who feels it’s his duty to help the man-cub depart with dignity when it’s time for him to leave his jungle home. “Bagheera is Mowgli’s adoptive parent,” says Ben Kingsley, who lends his voice to Bagheera. “His role in Mowgli’s life is to educate, to protect and to guide. My Bagheera was military–he’s probably a colonel. He is instantly recognizable by the way he talks, how he acts and what his ethical code is.”

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Rolling Stone Ranks All 141 Cast Members of Saturday Night Live

Live from New York: a passionate, definitive, opinionated, subjective, irresponsible and indefensible breakdown of every actor and actress who ever starred in the cast of Saturday Night Live. Read the list HERE.

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Star Wars Episode VII Cast Announced

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After months of rumors, director J.J. Abrams revealed his cast for “Star Wars: Episode VII” Tuesday – an interesting mix of old and new faces shown off in a photo from the film’s first table read posted on Starwars.com.

As expected, original “Star Wars” trilogy stars Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Anthony Daniels (C3P0), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), and Kenny Baker (R2D2) are back.

Speculation had reached a fevered pitch over the past week when Ford, Hamill and Fisher were all spotted in London, where the film is set to start shooting next month in Pinewoods Studios .

Newcomers Oscar Isaac (“Inside Llewyn Davis”), Adam Driver (“Girls”) , John Boyega (“Attack the Block”) , Daisy Ridley, (“Blue Season”) and Domhnall Gleeson (“About Time”) add an injection of new blood to the biggest film franchise in the galaxy.

Both Swedish thespian Max von Sydow and performance capture veteran Andy Serkis, best known for playing Gollum in “The Lord of the Rings” movies are also onboard.

“We are so excited to finally share the cast of ‘Star Wars: Episode VII,’ Abrams said in a statement. ” It is both thrilling and surreal to watch thebrilliant new performers come together to bring this world to life, once again. “We start shooting in a couple of weeks, and everyone is doing their best to make the fans proud.”

The “Star Trek” director and “Lost” co-creator co-wrote the “Episode VII” script with “Empire Strikes Back” scribe Lawrence Kasdan. He also tapped John Williams, who wrote the score for every previous “Star Wars” film, for the music. Now fans just have to wait until “Episode VII’s” Dec. 18, 2015 release to see the actual film.

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