George Lucas reportedly eyed The Flash star Wentworth Miller as a Jedi back when he was developing the Star Wars: Underworld live-action series.
The Mandalorian became the first live-action Star Wars series last year as it launched alongside Disney Plus, but it’s also well-known that George Lucas was trying to take the franchise to the small screen a decade earlier. Star Wars: Underworld was limited by the technology of the time, but Lucas planned on diving into 1313, Boba Fett, how Han Solo won the Millenium Falcon, the early days of the Rebel Alliance and Empire, and more during the time between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. According to Making Star Wars, Lucas also had The Flash star Wentworth Miller in mind as a Jedi for the live-action series.
Star Wars Rebels and Jedi: Fallen Order have both followed Jedi navigating a post-Order 66 world and it sounds like George Lucas also had planned on exploring that idea in Underworld. Before Wentworth Miller became a star on Prison Break and The Flash, he was one of the leads on Dinotopia, which Lucas was reportedly quite fond of. Apparently, Lucas liked the series so much, he considered Miller for the Jedi role in Underworld before the series was eventually scrapped.
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The Mandalorian stars Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Giancarlo Esposito, and Carl Weathers, with Rosario Dawson joining the series as Ahsoka Tano. The Star Wars project is being directed by series creator Jon Favreau, executive producer Dave Filoni, and fellow season one directors Rick Famuyiwa and Bryce Dallas Howard. Ant-Man director Peyton Reed will also helm at least one episode as will star Carl Weathers and Sin City helmer Robert Rodriguez.
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Source: Making Star Wars