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The Mandalorian Star Reveals His Character Was Named by George Lucas

The Mandalorian star Simon Kassianides has revealed how his character received its name from Star Wars creator George Lucas.

Which The Mandalorian character was named by George Lucas?

While speaking with TheHoloFiles, Kassianides revealed that his character — the Clan Kryze Mandalorian Axe Woves — was named by Lucas himself.

“My very first time meeting Jon [Favreau] and Dave [Filoni], and being fitted, for Season 2 … Jon and Dave looked at each other and asked if I knew how the character got his name,” Kassianides stated. “I just said it’s a pretty cool name. And they said that the day that George Lucas visited the set, he was sitting there and just suggested that there should be a character called Axe, quite randomly.

“But from that moment onwards I thought, ‘I better get my textbooks out.’ I mean humbling, right? I mean, you’re involved in something like that. And you realize that the guy conjured up this really cool name. You know just that it adds to it all.”

The Star Wars series is created and executive produced by Jon Favreau. Season 3’s directorial lineup included returning filmmakers Rick Famuyiwa, Carl Weathers, and Bryce Dallas Howard, along with Star Wars newcomers Lee Isaac Chung (Minari), Peter Ramsey (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse), and Black Panther cinematographer Rachel Morrison.

“The journeys of the Mandalorian through the Star Wars galaxy continue. Once a lone bounty hunter, Din Djarin has reunited with Grogu,” says the synopsis for Season 3. “Meanwhile, the New Republic struggles to lead the galaxy away from its dark history. The Mandalorian will cross paths with old allies and make new enemies as he and Grogu continue their journey together.”

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