Star Wars fans are still beaming excitedly from all of the updates revealed during Star Wars Celebration, with the first footage being released for both Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker and the upcoming Disney+ TV series The Mandalorian. (Check out everything we know about that small screen debut.) While audiences were aware that Breaking Bad vet Giancarlo Esposito locked down a role in Mandalorian, it wasn't discovered until the footage was revealed that another Breaking Bad star is apparently also set for Star Wars mayhem.
Stand-up comedian and actor Bill Burr is best known to Breaking Bad fans as Saul Goodman's henchman Patrick Kuby, who almost always worked exclusively with Lavell Crawford's Huell Babineaux. Burr may find himself with a completely different, if equally obsessive, fanbase in the near future, as he was seemingly showcased during two moments of The Mandalorian's specially screened footage at Star Wars Celebration.
During one shot of the new footage, a man who looked very much like Bill Burr could be seen in the background, rocking some mercenary gear along with a few others. Interestingly enough, one of the other characters is played by the similarly unannounced Mark Boone Junior, best known to TV audiences as Bobby Munson on Sons of Anarchy.
Just a second or two later, Bill Burr is assumedly who is seen stepping into an entry way while wielding duel blasters. He starts shooting them at whatever threat is in his way, and looks pretty badass doing it.
For the most part, Bill Burr is usually seen on stage in front of live audiences, though his stand-up comedy routine is no less vicious than any blasters in the Star Wars universe. Burr is well-known for his angst-ridden storytelling and his heightened disgust with many modern-era developments, which would make his inclusion into the Star Wars universe all the more amusing. Especially since he sometimes targets Star Wars with his lethal barbs, too.
I would absolutely adore a five-minute routine, in character, where he questions the validity of The Force. It'll probably never happen, but I can dream.
Unfortunately, considering the Star Wars camp is pretty closed-mouth about all future projects, there haven't seemed to be any full-blown confirmations about Bill Burr's involvement with The Mandalorian. The comedian's social media posts haven't been set in far-away galaxies at all, either, so we'll likely have to wait a little longer for an official character description to see the light of day.
Unfortunately, while Bill Burr is apparently having success landing live-action roles outside of the Breaking Bad universe, fans have been clamoring to see Patrick Kuby show up on the AMC prequel drama Better Call Saul, which will be closely approaching the official Breaking Bad timeline in Season 5. Sadly, those eps aren't going to premiere until 2020, but hopefully fans will hear something concrete about Burr's casting happening in the meantime. Or about him showing up in the upcoming Breaking Bad movie.