'Star Wars' Writer Gary Whitta is Trying to Convince Dave Filoni to Cast Danny Trejo in 'The Mandalorian'

A 'Star Wars' writer wants Danny Trejo cast in 'The Mandalorian.'
A 'Star Wars' writer wants Danny Trejo cast in 'The Mandalorian.' | Gregg DeGuire/Getty Images

Fans of actor Danny Trejo probably know him best from his role as Machete, a character that was initially developed for the Spy Kids series and was later expanded into Trejo's own series of films aimed at a more adult audience. And now, Star Wars writer Gary Whitta hopes that Trejo will get the chance to bring his breadth of talent to a galaxy far, far away.

As reported by CBR, Whitta spoke to Trejo on his podcast, Animal Talking, about getting the actor a role on one of the live-action Star Wars series on Disney+. "I don't have any clout at Lucasfilm, but let me tell you something, if I could wave a magic wand right now, Danny Trejo as a badass bounty hunter in the Star Wars universe," he stated. "I think a lot of people would want to see that...I'm going to call [Dave] Filoni after the show, we're going to get him on." Machete with a lightsaber?! Sign me up!

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Whitta was one of the writers who co-developed the story for Rogue One, and he's also written several episodes of Star Wars Rebels, so it seems that he knows his way around the Star Wars extended universe. Trejo praised Whitta for putting the first Mexican character in the saga with Diego Luna's character Cassian Andor, who is soon getting his own live action series. Although there's nothing officially confirmed, CBR also reports that Robert Rodriguez, who directed both Machete movies, might direct an episode of The Mandalorian Season 2. Seeing Trejo in the cast may not be too far fetched!

Season 2 of The Mandalorian is set to hit Disney+ this fall, and the third is fortunately already in the works.