The Mandalorian Adds to Cast and More Casting News

Star Wars announced the names of additional cast for the highly anticipated series that follows a lone Mandalorian gunfighter, played by Game of Thrones fave Pedro Pascal, in the outer reaches of the galaxy.

We knew of Gina Carano and Nick Nolte, but we learned of the following additions:

  • Giancarlo Esposito
  • Emily Swallow
  • Carl Weathers
  • Omid Abtahi
  • Werner Herzog

Outside of Pedro Pascal’s character, we still do not know of the particulars for the other characters.

Deadline stated that Ian Ziering has been cast as a Hollywood has-been named Daniel Cassidy, a.k.a. the Blue Devil.

Here is a little info about the character?

Dan Cassidy was working as a stuntman and special effects specialist in Hollywood when he created the Blue Devil full body suit, complete with a built in exoskeleton, specifically designed for the Blue Devil movie being produced by Verner Brothers Studios.

During filming on île du Diable, the demon Nebiros was accidentally unleashed from within an ancient temple and, thinking Cassidy was an actual demon, tried to drain his demonic powers with blasts of magic. Instead, the blasts permanently bonded the suit to Cassidy. This unnatural fusion of magic and technology caused Cassidy to experience unusual events and draw the attention of otherworldly beings, a condition known in occult circles as a “weirdness magnet”.

Horrified at the prospect of being stuck in the suit forever, Cassidy sought ways to separate himself from it, becoming a reluctant super hero along the way.

Cassidy was eventually transformed into an actual demon after making a deal with the demon Neron. Regretting the deal, Blue Devil decided to fight occult evil, often alongside the other members of Shadowpact. Wikipedia

The Letter for the King has added to it’s cast.

The novel is by Tonke Dragt and the tale is of one boy’s battle against evil set in an enchanted world of chivalry, courage, and true friendship.

Sixteen-year-old Tiuri must spend hours locked in a chapel in silent contemplation if he is to be knighted the next day. But as he waits by the light of a flickering candle, he hears a knock at the door and a voice desperately asking for help.

A secret letter must be delivered to King Unauwen across the Great Mountains–a letter upon which the fate of the entire kingdom depends. Tiuri has a vital role to play, one that might cost him his knighthood. He must trust no one. He must keep his true identity secret. Above all, he must never reveal what is in the letter . . .

Tiuri’s journey will take him through dark, menacing forests, across treacherous rivers, to sinister castles and strange cities. He will encounter evil enemies who would kill to get the letter, but also the best of friends in the most unexpected places. From David Fickling Books.

Amir Wilson, Ruby Serkis, and Nathanael Saleh will lead the cast. Deadline