Variety has put out two articles covering various aspects of The Mandalorian and its upcoming season and potential future beyond streaming services, and I think the future is looking bright.
Pedro on the Mask
Up first, Variety talked with Pedro Pascal about his titular role, and what it is like to be behind a mask. If you remember, a few weeks ago, the Star Wars shit posters were out there saying Pedro hates everyone at Lucasfilm and hates playing the Mando because he’s in a helmet, but as most Star Wars shit heads go, it seems that they were full of feces like most of us normal people expected.
I will say that based on Pedro’s answers to playing a shared role with stuntmen that I do believe it bothers him to not always be the one under the mask performing scenes, but I will also say that I believe he is still happy to be a part of the Star Wars universe, unlike what the shit posters were vomiting up.
“If there were more than just a couple of pages of a one-on-one scene, I did feel uneasy about not, in some instances, being able to totally author that. But it was so easy in such a sort of practical and unexciting way for it to be up to them. When you’re dealing with a franchise as large as this, you are such a passenger to however they’re going to carve it out. It’s just so specific. It’s ‘Star Wars.’”Pedro Pascal – Variety
Like I said, you can tell that he would prefer to do everything, but he’s also not a narcissist about the role, so I highly doubt that he’s so unhappy that he wants to walk away like the bozos were claiming was 100% fact.
But again, you can tell, at least based on a follow up quote, that he definitely feels like the helmet does prevent him from being the true face of the franchise.
“I mean, come on, there isn’t a face! If you want to say, ‘You’re the s ilhouette’ — which is also a team effort — then, yeah.Can we just cut the s— and talk about the Child?”Pedro Pascal – Variety
No matter how you want to mince his words though, he clearly gets the universe, his part in it, and the opportunity he has, so again, quit clicking on the bait my friends and wait for official statements like these before you start freaking out about the state of The Mandalorian and its cast members.
Favreau on a Mando Movie
Up next we have some quotes from Jon Favreau on The Mandalorian’s future seasons, and a potential movie spin-off. First and foremost, Jon said that he believes the show will be on track to film its third season as planned. Thanks to how they film it, and all the masks worn by characters, he definitely thinks that they will be able to shoot Season 3 on schedule. We live in the United States in 2020 though, so who the fuck knows what other bizarre shit may happen, but I do think the show will stay on track unless we light the country on fire.
He also commented on the show’s potential to branch out into film, and while he said he isn’t planning anything yet and is sticking with the streaming setup, he did hint that he’d be down for a film.
“But we’re definitely open to it, and excited to see where the story leads us and have that flexibility — because there’s no rulebook now.”Jon Favreau – Variety
Finally, Pedro weighed in on the Mando movie potential by saying:
“I think that the work is so beautiful that I would love for that to be held by a big screen experience,” he said. “But it seems to work so well that also I’m not sure it’s something that I would want corrupted by any kind of change, you know? I mean, I certainly know that the challenge can be met. It’s not like these people don’t have the experience. If anybody can do it, they can!”Pedro Pascal – Variety
Being a die hard fan of Star Wars and this series, I’m definitely down for a movie, but I’d like it to explore more of the interconnected characters and their stories that we hope to see show up over the next few seasons, versus just being all Mando.
We will talk about this and more on the next episode of the SWTS, so get signed up!