This week Disney confirmed that Ludwig Göransson will be composing the score for the live-action Star Wars series “The Mandalorian”. Moviegoers may have heard Göransson’s work in Marvel’s “Black Panther,” or in Sony’s hit “Venom”.
The confirmation came from both the official Star Wars website and the studios’ social-media channels. It has been a terrific year for Göransson, he recently picked up a Golden Globe nomination and a Grammy nomination for his recent work on “Black Panther,” and every film project that he’s picked up recently has been a hit with both fans and critics. His other films, like “Creed” and “Creed II” were also massive hits at the box office. Göransson has also produced records for a number of artists, including Haim and Chance The Rapper, and Göransson recently received three Grammy nominations for his work with Donald Glover. Star Wars Fans should know that name, he’s young Lando Calrissian after all.
“Words fail to express how surreal and humbling it feels to be invited into the Star Wars universe,” Göransson said. “I am deeply grateful to Jon Favreau and Disney for this opportunity and to John Williams for raising the bar so high with his iconic, intrepid scores — they will never be matched. In these next months I hope to honor the tradition of Star Wars’ musical landscape while propelling The Mandalorian into new and unchartered territory. And I will try to remember that there is no try.”
We don’t have a premiere date yet for “The Mandalorian,” but Disney has confirmed several key details about the crew working on the project. The series is written and executive produced by Jon 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.
The other directors that have already been confirmed include Deborah Chow (Jessica Jones), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), Bryce Dallas Howard (Solemates), and Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok). As you can tell from the crew list, there’s a lot of Marvel crossover in the staff, which Star Wars fans should be excited about.
We also know that the series will star Pedro Pascal (Narcos) in the title role as a lone Mandalorian. Pascal will be joined by Gina Carano (Deadpool), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), Emily Swallow (Supernatural), Carl Weathers (Predator), Omid Abtahi (American Gods), Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man), and Nick Nolte (Warrior).
The series will help launch the Disney+ streaming service, and it will be exclusive to the service. While we don’t have an exact launch date, the streaming service is scheduled to start sometime in 2019.