Favreau took to Instagram posting a picture of Taika recording in a sound booth, and it looks like he will be performing the voice of the iconic
bounty hunter droid, IG-88.
Favreau says Waititi voicing IG-88 is just a fun combination, and I’m curious to see how much of a role the murderous droid will have in the upcoming series. He’s always been a bit of a cult fan favorite (most of the bounty hunters are), but he’s not a major character so his presence doesn’t make the Star Wars universe feel smaller like it did when it turned out Darth Vader had built C-3P0.
No release date has been announced yet for The Mandalorian, which stars Pedro Pascal, Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow, Carl Weathers, Omid Abtahi, Werner Herzog, and Nick Nolte.
Here is the official synopsis for The Mandalorian:
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.