Gina Carano gets lead role in ‘Star Wars: The Mandalorian’ show

Gina Carano gets lead role in ‘Star Wars: The Mandalorian’ show

Gina Carano, the former “face of women’s mixed martial arts”, has landed a starring role on the upcoming Star Wars series titled “The Mandalorian.”

Jon Favreau will be the writer and executive producer for the live-action TV series. “The Mandalorian” will be available on the Disney+ streaming service.

Carano posted on Instagram, “Guess the word is out and official. ♥️ I’m so damn excited to be a part of this galaxy, there are no words. Thanks for having me #StarWars hope we make you proud. #fanart #surreal ♥️♥️♥️ #THEMANDALORIAN #DISNEY+”

The Mandalorian is set between the fall of the empire after Episode VI, and before the rise of the First Order on Episode VII. Pedro Pascal, who is known for roles in Narcos and Game of Thrones, will play the title role of The Mandalorian fighter.

Carano’s only loss is to current UFC featherweight champion Cris Cyborg. The two ladies fought for Strikeforce in August 2009. The bout served as Carano’s last professional fight.  She has had roles in nearly a dozen films since her departure from MMA.