The third episode of Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian arrived on Disney+ today, and with it comes a focus on the show’s small but stellar ensemble cast, which introduces a batch of memorable new characters into the live-action Star Wars universe.
Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano and Carl Weathers sat down with executive producers Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni to discuss their experience working on The Mandalorian, get their perspective on Star Wars and share some stories from behind the scenes. Easily the most fascinating reveal from this particular episode involves learning that not only was Carl Weathers’ character Greef Karga originally designed for him to be in alien prosthetic make-up, but he was going to be killed off in “Chapter 3: The Sin.”
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When The Mandalorian debuted on Disney+ last fall, the first episode marked the live-action directorial debut of The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels executive producer Dave Filoni (seen above left). It was a surprising move, especially when the series was also executive produced by experienced director Jon Favreau, who had films like Iron Man and The Lion King remake under his belt. But the first episode drew fans in and helped kick off this exciting new era of Star Wars on the small screen. So it should come as no surprise that Filoni will again get behind the camera as one of The Mandalorian season 2 directors. Read More »
The live-action Star Wars series The Mandalorian is right in the middle of its first season, but executive producer Jon Favreau is already hard at work on the second season. Favreau will be directing at least one episode in the second season after letting some other filmmakers get behind the camera the first time around. But one of the other directors in the second season will be Carl Weathers, one of the co-stars of the first season, and he has teased some of what we might see in forthcoming new episodes. Read More »
We know when Disney+ arrives next month that launch day will bring the first episode of The Mandalorian along with it. The live-action Star Wars series is probably the most anticipated part of the streaming service, and now we know when each of the episodes in the show’s first will arrive. But that’s not all.
Even though the general public hasn’t seen a single episode of The Mandalorian, the second season is already moving forward. In addition to executive producer Jon Favreau taking a step behind the camera this time, one of the show’s cast members will hop in the director’s chair too, and it’s none other than Carl Weathers. Find out more below. Read More »
Toy Story 4 is playing in theaters everywhere now. But some people may not yet have been convinced to see it in theaters, so Pixar Animation has released another sneak peek of the animated sequel that introduces a new character named Giggle McDimples (voiced by Ally Maki). Plus, we get to see different versions of Combat Carl (Carl Weathers), who first debuted as an unfortunately blown up action figure in the original Toy Story, but got a more proper introduction in the TV special Toy Story of Terror. Watch the new Toy Story 4 clip below. Read More »
While many would argue that modern science fiction fandom was born thanks to television, live-action Star Wars storytelling has existed solely as a big screen endeavor. Until now.
The Mandalorian arrives this Fall on the new Disney+ streaming service and it will be the first live-action Star Wars story to debut outside of a movie theater. The first footage from the series was shown at Star Wars Celebration in Chicago, where /Film got a first glimpse at it. Read The Mandalorian footage description below.
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Creed II continues the legacy connection to the classic Rocky franchise by having Michael B. Jordan‘s character Adonis Creed face-off with Viktor Drago (Florian Munteanu). He just so happens to be the son of Rocky Balboa’s dangerous opponent Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren), the man responsible for the death of his fellow boxer Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers). But instead of only continuing the legacy of Creed, it apparently almost featured an appearance by Apollo Creed himself in the form of a ghost. Read More »
Right now, production is underway on the first live-action Star Wars series that will be coming to the Disney+ streaming service next year. The series is called The Mandalorian, and while we have a plot synopsis and details on who will be directing all of the episodes in the show’s inaugural season, somehow Disney and Lucasfilm have kept a tight lid on the cast. But we might have word on at least one actor in the series.
Carl Weathers is best known for playing Apollo Creed in the Rocky franchise, not to mention hunting down a certain alien hunter in the original Predator. Now it sounds like he might be making an appearance in a galaxy far, far away if a new rumor is to be believed. Read More »
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Briefly: Carl Weathers voicing a Pixar character just feels right. The Rocky, Predator, Happy Gilmore and Arrested Development actor has always had a sense of humor, and he’s using that – as well as his action background – in Toy Story of Terror, the upcoming ABC Disney/Pixar short. Weathers is Combat Carl, a toy soldier who has been living at a haunted hotel. You can read more about his role here but, below, check out what he looks like along with five other new images from the show. Read More »