While promoting his Netflix comedy special Paper Tiger, comedian Bill Burr (Breaking Bad) confirmed he’s indeed in the Star Wars series The Mandalorian on The Rich Eisen Show (BleacherReport).
Bill was being coy about his actual character, but he revealed not really being into Star Wars and that seemingly was how writer/showrunner Jon Favreau convinced him to take a role in the series, as his fans would get a kick out of him taking shots at Star Wars and then eventually being part of it.
Here is what Bill said when asked if he was doing Star Wars by Rich.
BURR: “Yeah, The Mandalorian. The one Jon Favreau is putting together.”
“I don’t know if I’m allowed to say. I was in the trailer, you can see the back of my bald head for a half a second. [laughs]”
“I’ve never been a sci-fi [guy]. I like Blade Runner. There was a movie that Sam Rockwell did called Moon. I was never into the Star Wars thing, by the time I saw it I was too old, Ewoks and stuff. I wanted to see Fast Times At Ridgemont High, so I missed the boat.”
“I ran into Jon somewhere, hanging with Mike Binder. I should start giving that guy a commission. [Jon Favreau says to Bill] ‘I’m doing this Star Wars thing do you want to do something?’ and I’m like ‘I don’t know, I’m kind of always making fun of it’. And he goes ‘I think it would be funny, I think your fans would get a kick out of the fact you’re in it’.”
“And I went in there and they’re shooting it like a Spaghetti Western and I was like immediately so psyched to be apart of it. You gotta see the trailer.”
Back in April, we spotted Bill Burr in footage playing one of the many bounty hunters (alongside Mark Boone Jr. and Emily Swallow) in the show (not publicly released) and he was oddly missing in the newly released trailer, but as he points out you can see the back of his head.
Jon Favreau is currently working on a second season at the moment and it remains to be seen if Burr will reprise his role.
The Mandalorian is set to begin releasing on Disney+ on November 12th.
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.
SOURCE: THE RICH EISEN SHOW/BLEACHER REPORT