The role is being eyed as a guest appearance
Production for season 3 of The Mandalorian is going on in full swing, and with that comes a surprise announcement. The show has now casted Back to the Future star Christopher Lloyd. Lloyd’s name was spotted in the call sheet as shooting is taking place in Southern California.
Here’s everything we know so far.
The Mandalorian has a streak of bringing characters from legendary franchises. It previously brought in Timothy Olyphant from Justified, Michael Biehn from The Terminator, and stand-up comedian Bill Burr.
Lloyd’s role is kept under wraps, but what we know for sure that it is going to be a guest role. The 83-year-old star is best known as the time-travelling scientist Dr. Emmett Brown in the Back to the Future trilogy. He has then appeared as the villain Kruge in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984). But before all these, he won multiple Emmys for his role in the sitcom Taxi (1978-1983). Lloyd was last seen in George Clooney’s directorial The Tender Bar and the Bob Odenkirk-starrer, Nobody.
About the show
Season 3 of The Mandalorian has been in production for a long time, but we did see Mando, or Din Djarin recently. The character, played by Pedro Pascal appeared recently in an episode of The Book of Boba Fett.
The series is about a bounty hunter who gets tasked to bring a young charge of an alien race. However, the hunter strays from his mission, and takes the little alien with him, while being chased by his own kind, as well as other bounty hunters.
We have not received a release date on season three yet, but we can expect to hear it after the release of Obi-Wan Kenobi on May 25.