Jon Favreau Confirms the Bounty Hunter IG-88 for THE MANDALORIAN with a Set Photo
On Christmas Day, Jon Favreau gave a little present to Star Wars fans. He posted a photo from the set of The Mandalorian of the bounty Hunter IG-88, confirming the rumors that the character will be a part of the story.
It was previously revealed that IG-88 was spotted on set, “filming his close ups, and being the star that he is on the set of The Mandalorian. The old time bounty hunter isn’t just standing around either, we’ve had credible reports about blasters being fired and he’s riding speeder bikes and attacking enemies.”
IG-88 is said to have a decent sized role in the series, and there’s a good chance that he’ll be joined by the other classic Star Wars bounty hunter named Bossk. That’s all the info we have on the character right now and you can check out the photo below:
The cast for the series also includes Pedro Pascal (Narcos) as “a lone Mandalorian gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy.” He will be joined by Gina Carano (Deadpool), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), Emily Swallow (Supernatural), Carl Weathers (Predator), Omid Abtahi (American Gods), and Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man).
The Mandalorian is written and executive produced by 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 directors include Deborah Chow (Jessica Jones), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), Bryce Dallas Howard (Solemates), and Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok).
The plot of the show is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order and follows “a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.”
It was also previously revealed the story will follow a bounty hunter who is protecting a baby that he was initially sent to kill. You can read some more details regarding that here.