Pedro Pascal’s ‘Mandalorian’ “Reluctant” for Season Three, Passing Mantle to Bo-Katan

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Pedro Pascal as Din Djarin (left) and Katee Sackhoff as Bo-Katan (right)

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The Star Wars universe is rapidly expanding under the guidance of Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni, but Pedro Pascal just dropped a major update on The Mandalorian season three that changes everything.

The Mandalorian in The Book of Boba Fett
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Deadly bounty hunter Din Djarin/Mandalorian (Pedro Pascal) is set to return alongside Grogu in The Mandalorian season three in February 2023, undoubtedly the most anticipated Star Wars project.

With countless odds stacked against him, Din Djarin has become the official ruler of the Mandalorian race and planet Mandalore as he wields the Darksaber, a mythic weapon that Bo-Katan (Katee Sackhoff) sees as her birthright.

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With so much at stake for the future of Lucasfilm with The Mandalorian, Pedro Pascal has shared that his bounty hunting hero is “reluctant” to take any leadership positions in his junior season, clearly making way for Bo-Katan Kryze to retake her saber:

“If he is stepping into a leadership position, he’s reluctant to do so. I don’t think there’s anything more interesting than a character being forced into discovering what they’re capable of”

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In talks with Total Film, Pedro reveals:

“If he is stepping into a leadership position, he’s reluctant to do so. I don’t think that there’s anything more interesting than a character being forced into discovering what they’re capable of, and who they are. That part has been really, really fun. Also, from my point of view, there’s so many searchable ways to find the tonality of that. I just tried to achieve the subtleties of that kind of character development.”

With Pedro Pascal sharing this revelation, it’s clear that his character will most likely lay down his guard to allow Bo-Katan best him in combat to earn the Darksaber and reclaim her throne on Mandalore. While Katan doesn’t have to kill the Mandalorian, who knows how high the stakes will be in season three!

Pedro Pascal as Din Djarin
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In new footage revealed at Star Wars Celebration 2022, Bo-Katan is shown sharing an integral scene with Grogu by a small fire,  protecting the child as Din Djarin remains off-screen.

Whether or not Bo-Katan attempts to prevent the Mandalorian from reaching the waters of Mandalore to restore his right in the creed is unknown. Still, Katan has been billed as an antagonist of the upcoming season.

More about The Mandalorian

After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travels of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic….

Bo-Katan The Mandalorian
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The world of George Lucas is expanding beyond Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Darth Vader (James Earl Jones), Jedi Master Yoda (Frank Oz), Ahsoka Tano (Ashley Eckstein), Darth Maul (Ray Parker), Anakin Skywalker (Boba Fett (Jeremy Bulloch/Temura Morrison), Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor), Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen), Grogu (AKA “Baby Yoda”), Bo-Katan Kryze (Katee Sackhoff), Koska Reeves (Sasha Banks), Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen), Moff Gideon(Giancarlo Esposito), the Millennium Falcon, the Death Star, and The Clone Wars.

Within the Star Wars franchise, Lucasfilm is moving past Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) or Rian Johnson’s Star Wars film The Last Jedi (2018) as we dive into the Old Republic or explore new realities of the Star Wars universe with each new TV show and an upcoming Star Wars game like Star Wars: Jedi Survivor or Star Wars Eclipse.

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