Bill Burr discussed how he would make fun of Star Wars films before landing a role in The Mandalorian.
The Star Wars franchise will soon expand in a live-action television for Disney+ titled The Mandalorian. Set after the fall of the Galactic Empire, The Mandalorian will introduce several new characters to the Star Wars series, including an outlaw portrayed by comedian Bill Burr.
However, Bill Burr revealed that he was actually never a fan of the Star Wars franchise during an interview on The Rich Eisen Show. In fact, Bill Burr admitted that he used to make fun of the Star Wars films when they were released:
“This is the thing, I’ve never been a sci-fi…I like Blade Runner, there was a movie Sam Rockwell did called ‘Moon,’ I like that sort of dark, creepy, Stanley Kubrick [2001: A Space Odyssey], I like that, I was never into the Star Wars thing. By the time I saw it, I was just too old, they had like Ewoks and stuff, and I wanted to see Fast Times at Ridgemont High. I missed the boat so I never got on it and I’ve religiously made fun of every one of them that came out. Just teasing, just because people are excited. I’m a jerk, I see people get excited about something and I just make fun of it.”
However, Bill Burr explained that his feelings towards the Star Wars movies seemed to have helped him land a role in The Mandalorian. As Bill Burr recalls, Jon Favreau, who wrote The Mandalorian and serves as showrunner, felt Burr’s fans would be amused to see him join a franchise he used to ridicule:
“I ran into Jon somewhere…and he was like, ‘Hey, I’m doing this Star Wars thing, would you wanna do something?’And I was like, ‘I kinda always made fun of it,’ and he was just going, ‘I think that’d be funny. I think your fans would get a kick out of the fact, if you went into that thing,’ and then I went in there and they were shooting it like a Spaghetti Western. And I was immediately so psyched to be a part of it.”
Bill Burr added that once he saw stormtrooper helmets mounted on sticks on the set, he was all in on The Mandalorian.
Here is the official synopsis for The Mandalorian:
After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. 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.
The Mandalorian stars Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow, Carl Weathers, Omid Abtahi, Werner Herzog, and Nick Nolte. The series was written by Jon Favreau, who also serves as an executive producer alongside Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy, and Colin Wilson. Karen Gilchrist is also on board as a co-executive producer.
Dave Filoni will direct the first episode of the series and additional episodes will be helmed by Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi, Jurassic World star Bryce Dallas Howard, Dope director Rick Famuyiwa, and Jessica Jones episode director Deborah Chow.
The Mandalorian will premiere on November 12, 2019, exclusively on Disney+.
Henry Cavill’s ‘The Witcher’ Debuts New Poster & First Look Photos
Netflix has released a brand new poster for the Henry Cavill series The Witcher along with a slew of first look photos.
A stunning poster for the upcoming Netflix series The Witcher made its debut this morning, featuring Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia. In addition, Netflix also dropped the first official photos of Anya Cholatra as Yennefer and Freya Allan as Ciri as well as two more stills that offer fans a fresh look at Geralt.
You can check out the poster below and the new photos in the gallery by clicking "Next."
Based on the fantasy series of novels and short stories by Andrzej Sapkowski, Netflix’s The Witcher will follow the monster slayer for hire named Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill). Showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich will also serve as an executive producer on the series while Alik Sakharov, Alex Garcia Lopez and Charlotte Brändström are on board as directors for the eight-episode first season.
Here is the official synopsis for The Witcher:
Based on the best-selling fantasy series, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.
The Witcher stars Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Freya Allan as Ciri, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer, Jodhi May as Queen Calanthe, Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson as Eist, Adam Levy as Mousesack, MyAnna Buring as Aretuza, and Millie Brady as Princess Renfri, with Mimi Ndiweni and Therica Wilson-Read as novice sorcerers.
The Witcher will be available on Netflix in late 2019. Stay tuned for the latest updates on the upcoming Netflix series.