Well this is some surprising casting! Variety is reporting that actor Nick Nolte has joined the galaxy far, far away in the Outer Rim for The Mandalorian. The live-action Star Wars series set to debut next year has added the veteran actor to the roster. He joins the already announced leading Pedro Pascal and Gina Carano.

So just what will Nolte be doing in the series? Sadly, we have no further information on his role. Absolutely nothing! They’re keeping characters and plot information deep under cover. So speculation can fly free. For example, I’m going to speculate that we’ll be seeing Nolte in the role of a mentor of some kind. Maybe not a great one, but a mentor. Star Wars has a tendency to cast older men and women as mentors. But maybe this time it will be different!


But what we do know is that The Mandalorian is setting up to be something special. The Russo Brothers of Marvel fame had gone over to see the set and gushed about it. They told Collider that  “Jon is always at the forefront of cutting edge tech” and that “he is shooting this in a way that no one has ever shot anything ever before. It’s pretty astounding.” Now what this means in terms of story, that’s not made clear. But I’m even more excited to see how this story will come to live in all of these directors hands with Jon Favreau‘s script. It’s going to be very interesting.

As a quick aside, our podcast Geeky Fun Time just had an interview with fake guest “Nick Nolte”. He talked about joining all sorts of geek projects but not Star Wars. Looks like he’ll need to come back and explain what’s going on!

What do you think about the casting news? Are you looking forward to Nick Nolte in Star Wars? Let us know! Be sure to come back to Geek Girl Authority for more Star Wars news. You can see Nick Nolte next year in The Mandalorian, streaming exclusively on Disney+.



Erin Lynch