Werner Herzog (Kind of) Says He is 'The Mandalorian' Villain

Shocked, shocked we say, to learn that legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog is playing a villain in the upcoming Star Wars series The Mandalorian for the Disney+ series.

Werner Herzog (Kind of) Says He is 'The Mandalorian' Villain
Werner Herzog
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Blink and you'll miss it, but in a recent chat with IndieWire about his upcoming documentary Meeting Gorbachev, Herzog admits he'll be the baddie in Jon Favreau's spinoff Star Wars television series:

Now this is not a secret anymore, a small part, real small part, in The Mandalorian, the Star Wars sequel or whatever you call it. I like to do it because I know I'm good on screen, but only if I have to play a real villain.

Sure, that could read as a possible reveal of a villain role for Herzog, or it could just be him waxing poetic about the project. Only time (and maybe next month's Star Wars Celebration Chicago The Mandalorian panel) will tell.

The Mandalorian is set to debut on Disney+ at some point, and stars Pedro Pascal (Narcos) in the title role as a lone Mandalorian gunfighter, alongside Gina Carano (Deadpool), Carl Weathers (Predator), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), Emily Swallow (Supernatural), Omid Abtahi (American Gods), Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man), and Nick Nolte (Warrior).

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Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool. 

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

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