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Danny Trejo Wants Mandalorian Role And Star Wars Writer Wants To Help Make It Happen

Danny Trejo Wants Mandalorian Role And Star Wars Writer Wants To Help Make It Happen

Gary Whitta, who wrote Star Wars: Rogue One, said he'll put in a call

Claire Reid

Claire Reid

Danny Trejo wants a part in The Mandalorian and Star Wars: Rogue One writer Gary Whitta has said he's going to try and make it happen.

Whitta is currently hosting Twitch series Animals Talking - a talk show created entirely inside video game Animal Crossing: New Horizons, in which celebrities come along as their in-game avatars. He recently welcomed Trejo to the show, who revealed he would be keen to have a part in the new Disney+ series.


Seemingly delighted by the idea, Whitta promised that he would call Lucas Film's Dave Filoni to see if he could get him a role in future seasons, before joking that Trejo could be 'The Mexalorian'.

Whether we'll ever see Trejo alongside The Child remains to be seen, but fans of the 76-year-old actor can look forward to a brand-new documentary about his life, which is set to hit screens next month.

Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo will centre on the Machete star's life from an impoverished heroin addict and criminal to star of Hollywood and drug counsellor.

A synopsis of the film reads: "Having spent 71 years starring in a personal expedition that outshines any Hollywood fiction, Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo is the shocking story of one man's capacity to overcome his demons, only to discover redemption through the most unlikely of journeys.

"Through the exploration of his old stomping ground and the supporting cast of family, friends and some of the world's biggest stars, join Danny Trejo as he delivers a raw and sobering account of his transformation from a hardened criminal to celebrated Hollywood icon and beloved friend of all who cross his path."

The film will be available to rent and own digitally from 22 June internationally and from 7 July in the US.


Trejo has been 'clean and sober' for more than 50 years and has previously said he classes the day he quit drink and drugs as the first day of his life.

Since getting his life back on track, Trejo has starred in more than blockbusters than you can shake a stick at. He's also got the rather cool title of 'most killed actor in Hollywood' with a whopping 65 on-screen deaths as of February this year.

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Topics: TV and Film