Chilean-born actor Pedro Pascal became a household name thanks to the overwhelming success of Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni’s Disney+ series, The Mandalorian.
However, even before his first outing as intergalactic bounty hunter Din Djarin, Pascal had carved out a place for himself in Hollywood, starring in series like HBO’s Game of Thrones (Prince Oberyn Martell) and Narcos (Agent Javier Pena).
Now, Pascal is gearing up to once again don his beskar armor as Djarin, and he’s finally spoken out about the production status of The Mandalorian Season 3.
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Variety’s Actors on Actors series is returning and one segment will feature Pascal being interviewed by another Star Wars fan-favorite, Scottish actor Ewan McGregor (Obi-Wan Kenobi).
Star Wars fan site Fantha Tracks shared a video clip from the duo’s upcoming Actors on Actors appearance, during which Pascal notes, “We haven’t shot a third season.”
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This isn’t entirely surprising news, since we know the “next chapter” of The Mandalorian saga, The Book of Boba Fett (December 2021), is currently filming with Temuera Morrison (Boba Fett) and Ming-Na Wen (Fennec Shand).
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It seems unlikely that showrunner Jon Favreau and executive producer Dave Filoni would begin filming The Mandalorian Season 3 before production wraps on The Book of Boba Fett. Furthermore, the third season of Djarin’s adventures was originally slated to air concurrently with two other series — Ahsoka and Rangers of the New Republic.
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Now that Rangers is no longer in “active development” following Cara Dune actress Gina Carano’s firing from the Star Wars franchise, though, it is likely that a wrench has been thrown into the entire production process.
Currently, Pascal is the only actor confirmed to return for The Mandalorian Season 3, though Katee Sackhoff (Bo-Katan Kryze) and Giancarlo Esposito (Moff Gideon) have both hinted that their characters will be back, as well. This would be unsurprising since The Mandalorian Season 2 finale episode left the Darksaber storyline unfinished.
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As for Grogu (AKA “Baby Yoda”), Djarin has finally completed his quest to deliver the foundling to the Jedi Order — by way of none other than Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker (CGI Mark Hamill). Currently, there has been no confirmation about where Grogu will show up again.
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He could appear in the third season of The Mandalorian, or he could be featured in the rumored Luke Skywalker series that could star Marvel’s Sebastian Stan.
Favreau and Filoni are famously tight-lipped about The Mandalorian and its related series, so for now, Pascal’s confirmation that filming has not started is the only firsthand information we have about the production status of the hit Star Wars series.
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Until filming for The Mandalorian Season 3 picks up at The Volume, Pascal is keeping busy with other projects, including The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, The Bubble, and the HBO adaptation of video game The Last of Us.
The popular actor’s most recent release was Patty Jenkins’s Wonder Woman 1984 in theaters and on HBO Max on Christmas Day 2020. Pascal played villain Maxwell Lord opposite Gal Gadot’s Diana Prince/Wonder Woman.
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