“Aliens” and “The Terminator” star Michael Biehn has joined the cast of “The Mandalorian” for season 2 on Disney+…
Sci-fi royalty will be joining the cast of “The Mandalorian” season 2.
Michael Biehn — best known for his roles in “The Terminator” and “Aliens” — has joined the “Star Wars” spinoff series in an undisclosed role. While details about his character remain shrouded in mystery, it’s currently rumored that Biehn will be playing a bounty hunter during season 2.
In the 1980s, Biehn was a breakout star after teaming up with director James Cameron on two of his most iconic films. After starring opposite Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger in “The Terminator” in 1984, Biehn landed another big role in the 1986 movie “Aliens,” which served as a direct sequel to Ridley Scott’s “Alien.”
Once again, Biehn received rave reviews for his performance and he stayed busy throughout the rest of the decade including another project with Cameron on the 1989 film “The Abyss.”
Biehn also made a memorable appearance in the 1993 Western biopic “Tombstone” where he starred alongside Kurt Russell and Val Kilmer in the fictional tale about Wyatt Earp and his brothers. The veteran actor also popped up in the action-adventure film “The Rock,” which was directed by Michael Bay.
For the past 20 years, Biehn has largely only appeared in straight-to-video releases and what would be considered “B” movie fare while largely staying away from any huge studio projects. Last year, the Hollywood Reporter did an excellent profile on Biehn as they caught up with the actor after he mostly fell out of the spotlight following such a dynamic career throughout the 80s and 90s.
Now Biehn will make his return to the genre that made him famous as he lands a role in “The Mandalorian,” which was a breakout hit for the new Disney+ streaming service last year. As of now, “The Mandalorian” season 2 is expected to debut on Disney+ in the fall but due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, everything remains up in the air due to production delays across Hollywood.
H/T: Making Star Wars