Pedro Pascal Talks The Mandalorian Season 3 & Character Development

Actor Pedro Pascal has offered some insight into the journey that Din Djarin will embark on in The Mandalorian Season 3, revealing that it will be a journey towards leadership. In an interview featured in the latest issue of Total Film (via Games Radar), Pascal explained the mindset of The Mandalorian going into the third season and how the character will develop.

“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.”

The first season of The Mandalorian picks up a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, around five years after the events of Return of the Jedi and the fall of the Galactic Empire. Centering on Din Djarin, a lone Mandalorian bounty hunter in the galaxy’s outer reaches, the character has come on leaps and bounds since we first met him. Tasked with retrieving a mysterious child named Grogu, who possesses a strong connection with the Force, the Mandalorian has since grown an emotional connection with Grogu (AKA Baby Yoda) and even gone against the strict practices of the Mandalorians to protect him.

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According to Pascal, Din Djarin is far from done growing and developing, with the actor hoping to force the character into uncomfortable situations as he returns home to Mandalore with the Darksaber in hand. No doubt fans cannot wait to see what lies ahead for the Din Djarin going into The Mandalorian Season 3.

A Leaked Trailer for The Mandalorian Season 3 Offers Further Clues

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While details of The Mandalorian Season 3 are being kept largely under wraps at present, a leaked trailer has provided some clues regarding the direction of the latest Star Wars spinoff adventure. Though the footage is not of the greatest quality, it hints at the story centering once again on the title character and Grogu, as the pair travel across the galaxy and head towards Mandalore. Teasing plenty of action sequences, as well as the return of Star Wars: The Clone Wars favorite Bo-Katan Kryze, played once again by Katee Sackhoff, The Mandalorian Season 3 is expected to continue the same success and critical acclaim as its previous outings.

Starring alongside Pedro Pascal as The Mandalorian and the beloved Grogu, The Mandalorian Season 3 will see the return of Giancarlo Esposito as Moff Gideon, Carl Weathers as Greef Karga, Katee Sackhoff as Bo-Katan Kryze, and Emily Swallow as “The Armorer,” as well as adding Christopher Lloyd and Tim Meadows to the roster.

Written largely by Jon Favreau and with the likes of Bryce Dallas Howard, Rick Famuyiwa, and Carl Weathers all due to direct episodes, The Mandalorian Season 3 is scheduled to premiere in February 2023 on the streaming service Disney+.

A fourth season of The Mandalorian is now already in development.