The brand-new trailer for Disney’s new Star Wars TV show, The Mandalorian, showed off more of the sci-fi world and offered tantalizing teases for what to expect. The trailer also provided the first look at comedian Bill Burr’s character–and he looks fearsome.
Burr can be seen near the end of the trailer as the character who is firing not one, but three blasters at some enemy in front of him. He is dual-wielding blaster pistols, while he has a third blaster attached to his shoulder. We don’t know who his character is, but he looks fierce.
This is not Burr’s first acting gig, as he had a recurring role on AMC’s award-winning drama Breaking Bad where he played one of Saul Goodman’s henchmen.
Burr’s involvement in a Star Wars show may come as a surprise to many as the comedian and actor has been open about how much he does not like Star Wars. In 2015, Burr spoke to Conan O’Brien about his disdain for Star Wars, saying the movies feel like a “cheesy self-help book put in outer space with, like, Muppets.”
He also made fun of people standing in line for Star Wars movies. He’s a comedian so he’s definitely hamming it up for laughs, but whatever the case, he’s now officially in a Star Wars movie–and that’s a dramatic turn of events.
How did it happen? In an appearance on the Rich Eisen Show, Burr said he happened to meet up with The Mandalorian creator Jon Favreau, who asked if he would be interested in joining the project. Burr said he wondered why Favreau might want him given his stance on Star Wars. But according to Burr, Favreau thought it would be funny for Burr–a man who does not like Star Wars–to be in a Star Wars show.
When Burr got to set, he saw that The Mandalorian was being filmed like a spaghetti western and he was “immediately so psyched to be a part of it,” he recalled.
Burr was actually in the first big trailer for The Mandalorian back in August, but seemingly no one noticed. He’s the bald guy in the shot below.
The Mandalorian follows the titular character, played by Pedro Pascal, a lone gunfighter working outside of the authority of the New Republic. The series also features Gina Carana as Cara Dune, Carl Weathers as Greef Carga, and Taika Waititi as IG-11.
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Disney+ is also working on an Obi-Wan Kenobi series where Ewan McGregor will reprise his role as the Jedi Master. And if you’re looking for more Star Wars adventures in the real world, Disney is launching some Rise of the Skywalker content to their parks starting this December.
Star Wars: The Mandalorian arrives on Disney+ on the streaming service’s launch day, November 12. That’s just a few days before Apex Legends developer Respawn releases its new Star Wars video game, Jedi Fallen Order.