If Star Wars: The Mandalorian is “Project Huckleberry” then Werner Herzog is cast in the series and we saw the smoking gun
Indie Wire had an exclusive that Werner Herzog was cast in a big-budget movie going under the cover of Project Huckleberry. Immediately, everyone assumed it was Star Wars and I was getting inquiries about it pretty consistently for a few days. After some digging thanks to the Indie Wire piece, I was able to confirm it was not J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode IX. But that became fruitful in that we learned it was the code name for Star Wars: The Mandalorian thanks to the information.
Maybe it’s because of imposter syndrome, but even after hearing the show was going by that code name, I still wasn’t totally comfortable with making the assertion. Sometimes I’m too careful and sometimes I’m not. In this instance, I couldn’t help but be cautious because the code broke via a larger outlet like Indie Wire so it was out there in the wild. But we dropped the connection on October 2nd.
In a chance encounter today, my crew sat next a group of crew members with Huckleberry badges for lunch, right by the set where filming is taking place.
Based on that circumstantial encounter, I think it is a safe bet to conclude that the chances of Werner Herzog being in this series are extremely high based on his own admission he’s connected to the project and the chances of Huckleberry crew members being right next to the Star Wars set.
Maybe this is like when Steven Spielberg cast director François Truffaut in Close Encounters of the Third Kind? Truffaut once called Herzog “the most important film director alive” (well, his Wikipedia page says so anyway). But I dig the casting and I look forward to hearing who else has been cast in The Mandalorian coming to Disney’s streaming service in 2019.
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