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Sigourney Weaver in Talks to Join Star Wars Film ‘The Mandalorian & Grogu’

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Sigourney Weaver in Talks to Join Star Wars Film 'The Mandalorian & Grogu'
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Sci-fi legend Sigourney Weaver has gone up in opposition to face-hugging aliens and squared off in opposition to colonizers on lush inexperienced planets, however she has by no means confronted stormtroopers and galactic bounty hunters.

Till now.

Weaver is in talks to hitch the solid of The Mandalorian & Grogu, the primary Star Wars film to enter manufacturing since 2019’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

The Mandalorian creator Jon Favreau is directing the characteristic, which is predicted to movie later this yr. Favreau, Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy and Lucasfilm chief artistic officer Dave Filoni will produce the characteristic.

The Mandalorian launched in November 2019 because the flagship present for Disney+, with the character then referred to as Child Yoda changing into a popular culture phenomenon. Pedro Pascal leads the sequence as Din Djarin, also referred to as The Mandalorian, a warrior who reluctantly (at first) cares for Grogu. The present’s third season bowed final yr, and it has launched plenty of spinoffs, together with The Guide of Boba Fett and Ahsoka, which has a second season in growth.

Pascal is predicted to return as Djarin, though it’s unclear in what capability, because the actor has full schedule. For one, he’ll start capturing The Improbable 4 for sister Disney division Marvel Studios starting on the finish of July.

Weaver, a three-time Academy Award nominee, is probably finest referred to as the longtime face of the Alien franchise, beginning with 1979’s Ridley Scott sci-fi horror traditional, then establishing her butt-kicking bonafides with James Cameron’s 1986 sequel, Aliens. She starred in two extra after that. Her portrayal of maternal monster fighter Ripley proved to be a trailblazer, whose path different display screen heroines have since adopted.

She later reunited with Cameron Avatar and Avatar and Avatar: The Manner of Water, with extra on the way in which.

Weaver additionally notched one other popular culture landmark along with her appearances within the Ghostbusters motion pictures within the Eighties. She reprised her function of Dana Barrett within the 2021 reboot, Ghostbusters: Afterlife. She is repped by UTA.

The InSneider publication was first to report Weaver’s involvement.

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