Who is Giancarlo Esposito on The Mandalorian? The actor just gave a hint on his role on the live-action Star Wars series.
Giancarlo Esposito has been in movies and TV shows for a long time. The great actor finally got the recognition he deserved as Gus Fring on Breaking Bad.
Lucky for us, he’s coming to the Star Wars universe to play a character in The Mandalorian.
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Even with the little details we have on his role, we can’t wait to see what he has to bring to our favorite galaxy. Esposito recently had a chat with Slashfilm on his character and this one amazing quote stood out among the rest:
He told Slashfilm:
"“In a way, you might call him an underworld character,” Esposito said. “You may also look at him as a savior, as someone who might bring back some order to the world after it’s all collapsed.”"
To be honest, that makes him sound an awful lot like his Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul character. Fring was all about order in a chaotic world. He set every detail right down to even the small ones in order to control his empire.
The one thing he couldn’t control in Breaking Bad was Walter White, a wild card who felt he had nothing to lose.
Based on the small snippets we have seen of The Mandalorian, it seems the entire focus will be on the underworld of a post-Empire galaxy. That kind of lawlessness emboldens people to come forward and take control.
Esposito’s characters have never been wallflowers — and there no reason to expect that now. He carries such a great command of the screen whenever he is on it with his deathly stares and strict cadence.
On a personal note, when the cast was announced for the Disney+ series, his name jumped out to me the most. I’m excited to see what Esposito can bring to Star Wars. Here’s to also hoping he’s not just one season and done for the show.
The Mandalorian will premiere on Disney+ on November 12.