On Friday, Aaron Couch and Borys Kit of the Hollywood Reporter exclusively revealed that Christopher Lloyd has been cast in Season 3 of Star Wars: The Mandalorian. Not details about his role are currently available, but Couch and Kit report that it will be as a guest star rather than a recurring character.
While Lloyd is best known for his role as Doc Brown in the Back to the Future franchise, he’s had a long and successful career in film/television and on stage. Some of his more prominent roles include:
- Max Taber in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
- Jim Ignatowski in the comedy sitcom Taxi (which earned him two Emmy Awards).
- Commander Kruge in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock.
- Judge Doom in Who Framed Roger Rabbit (one of the most underrated and terrifying villains ever).
- A fantastic cameo in the otherwise forgettable A Million Ways to Die in the West.
While many of my fellow Gen X-ers/Elder Millennials associate Christopher Lloyd with his lovable Doc Brown persona, it would be really cool if The Mandalorian allowed him to tap into some of that Judge Doom energy for a villainous role. It may unleash all sorts of repressed trauma from our childhoods, but would still be all types of fun to watch.
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