Pedro Pascal Is No Longer “THE Mandalorian” In ‘Star Wars’

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Actor Pedro Pascal as Mandalorian at 'The Mandalorian' serial

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Pedro Pascal’s Din Djarin has been starring as the lead role in The Mandalorian for years, but Lucasfilm has decided another Star Wars actor should take his place.

(L-R): Bo-Katan Kryze (Katee Sackhoff), Paz Vizsla (Tait Fletcher) and the Armorer (Emily Swallow) in Lucasfilm's THE MANDALORIAN, season three, exclusively on Disney+. ©2023 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved.
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This week in The Mandalorian Season 3, “Chapter 21 — The Pirate,” fans saw more action than expected as Din Djarin returned to rescue Carl Weather’s Greef Karga. Pirate King Gorian Shard wasn’t happy with how Nevarro treated his men, so he took matters into his own hands to bombard the city.

Since Greef Karga is an independent world, Gorian Shard had no opposition to bombing Nevarro and taking it for himself. Karga sent a message for help to the New Republic which resulted in the new government not sending help due to Nevarro’s independent status and not having the proper resources to stop a few pirates.

Paul Sun-Hyung Lee as Captain Teva in 'The Mandalorian'. Credit: Lucasfilm
Credit: Lucasfilm

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One New Republic pilot, Carson Teva (Paul Sun-Hyung Lee), wasn’t happy with this so he traveled the galaxy once more to search for Din Djarin and his group of Mandalorians, thanks to R5 being trackable due to his time in the Rebel Alliance. Now, the episode ends with Din Djarin and Bo-Katan Kryze saving the day, and everyone is happy, but Emily Swallow’s The Armorer changed the series forever in the last few minutes.

Bo-Katan was asked by the Armorer to remove her helmet. After hesitating, she did what the covert leader asked her to do and broke the creed, which, this time, was okay. The Armorer explains that Bo-Katan walks between two worlds. Those who follow the way and those who don’t. In the past, this would matter, but Mandalorians were spread too thin across the galaxy. Now, it’s time to reunite, and Bo-Katan is the one to do this.

(L-R): Grogu, Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) and Paz Vizsla (Tait Fletcher) in Lucasfilm's THE MANDALORIAN, season three, exclusively on Disney+. ©2023 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved.
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The real question fans might ask is why does Bo-Katan get to do it and not Din Djarin? In Season 2, Din acquired the Darksaber, a weapon that united clans before, but this time, Bo-Katan knows something no one else does. The Mythosaur is real and lives. If Bo-Katan tames one, her claim to the throne would be unchallenged, and she would be the one to unite all Mandalorians.

The series is called The Mandalorian for a reason, as it has focused on Din Djarin, but it seems that his personal story is about to take a few steps out of the spotlight. Katee Sachkoff’s Bo-Katan, on the other hand is truly “The Mandalorian” that the series focuses on, as she is now being set up to unite all the Mandalorians so they can retake Mandalore.

Bo-Katan, Grogu and Din Djarin at the covert (L-R: Katee Sackhoff, himself, Pedro Pascal). Credit: Lucasfilm
Credit: Lucasfilm

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This goal is huge for Star Wars, and this pivotal shift is important for The Mandalorian‘s future, but fans should know the season is far from over. Giancarlo Esposito’s Moff Gideon never made it to Corsucant, meaning that the villain is still out there, in the shadows, ready to strike back and claim Grogu. Din Djarin has always been considered the main lead of the series as the Mandalorian. Star Wars might be using the show to change course from Din Djarin’s adventures to another story with Bo-Katan reuniting Mandalore without changing the title since anyone could be called the Mandalorian.

Are you excited about Bo-Katan’s future in The Mandalorian? Let Inside the Magic know what you think!

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