Taika Waititi To Voice “Mandalorian” Droid

Taika Waititi To Voice Mandalorian Droid

We know that beloved director Taika Waititi (“Thor: Ragnarok,” “What We Do In The Shadows”) has helmed an episode of the upcoming first live-action “Star Wars” TV series “The Mandalorian” which is to premiere on the Disney+ streaming service.

Surprisingly though, Waititi is also set to appear in a role. Showrunner Jon Favreau has shared a behind-the-scenes image on his Instagram featuring Waititi recording his voice for a part. At the same time, droid bounty hunter IG-88 is visible on the screen in front of him.

Could he be providing the droid’s voice? It would appear so. IG-88 is a rogue assassin droid and one of the most lethal bounty hunters in the galaxy but hasn’t had a voice in any of the live-action stories so far.

“The Mandalorian” is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.

More details about the series are set to be revealed on Sunday April 14th as part of the Star Wars Celebration convention.