Pedro Pascal thinks it's time for Katee Sackhoff to be the star of The Mandalorian.
Between major commitments to franchises such as HBO’s The Last Of Us, Disney+’s The Mandalorian, and major Hollywood blockbusters such as The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, it’s hard not to admit that Pedro Pascal could likely use a break. According to a recent write-up in ComicBook.com, Pedro Pascal is prepared to pass on the torch as the titular Mandalorian and hand the keys to the series over to Katee Sackhoff’s Bo-Katan Kryze.
Throughout the run of the show’s third season, Pascal’s Din Djarin has progressively taken more and more of a back seat to Kryze, with executive producer Rick Famuyiwa specifying that the show’s title doesn’t refer exclusively to Pedro Pascal.
This shift in The Mandalorian‘s narrative is no accident either, according to Pedro Pascal. Evidently, the Last Of Us star rarely shows up on set anymore to perform the body acting for his helmet-clad character Din Djarin, displaying an increasing distance growing between the actor and the Star Wars franchise.
In the early days of shooting the series, Pedro Pascal performed in nearly every scene, though recent narrative progressions have seen Djarin removing this helmet less and less with each passing outing.
Obviously, there are narrative purposes behind this lack of facial exposure for Pedro Pascal, as a significant element of the Mandalorian’s code of conduct hinges on never removing the mask in front of others. But there is almost certainly a financial element as well. Pascal’s star has been on a continual rise, marking the actor as a huge get ever since his breakout roles in Narcos and Game of Thrones in 2014 and 2015, respectively.
With tons of award buzz for his landmark performance in The Last Of Us, and nine upcoming projects in various active stages of production, according to his IMDb page, Pedro Pascal has become one of the most wanted men in all of Hollywood.
Some upcoming projects include commitments to Ridley Scott’s Gladiator 2, a horror mystery called Weapons helmed by Barbarian‘s Zack Cregger, and Steve in an official Minecraft movie slated to hit theaters in 2025.
With all these film and television projects floating around, plus the upcoming second season of The Last Of Us, which is set to adapt the harrowing journey of the second Playstation game, Pedro Pascal must have one of the most packed schedules in all of Hollywood.
Of course, all of this amounts to his time playing Din Djarin potentially coming to an end in the near future, or at least becoming minimized and taking a back seat to other characters with greater journeys ahead of them.
The Mandalorian‘s third season seemed to wrap up Din Djarin’s story in a satisfying way, even if many critics felt that the eight-episode outing was underwhelming, with some questioning whether the fourth season will even make it to air.
Regardless, if Pedro Pascal truly has taken his final bow as the leading man in the landmark Star Wars series, we can all agree that it’s been an incredible run, and we wish him the best in his non-space-faring adventures.