The Mandalorian’s Star Initially Thought He Was Playing Boba Fett

The Mandalorian’s Star Thought He Was Playing Boba Fett

Disney+ has a new Star Wars series, The Mandalorian; which already one of the big draws of the upcoming streaming service. Pedro Pascal is stepping into the title role of The Mandalorian in a post-Return of the Jedi timeframe. However, Pascal recently admitted to Disney’s Twenty Three magazine that he initially believed he would portray Boba Fett.

“I wanted to meet Jon Favreau,” explained Pascal. “I didn’t care what he wanted me to do. So we met in Jon’s office, which was covered with story illustrations from this show – and I noticed the Mandalorian, a Boba-Fett looking character, immediately. I thought to myself, ‘Oh, it’s amazing that they are finally gonna get into this character.’”

“Jon talked about the story, visuals and tone,” continued Pascal. “I thought it was amazing and finally asked, ‘Well, who am I?’ I’m pointing to different characters, creatures, and aliens in the concept art, and Jon just looked at me and said, ‘You’re the Mandalorian.’ “I was like, ‘WHAT? I get to play Boba Fett?’ He said, ‘No, he’s not Boba Fett. He’s the Mandalorian.’ I couldn’t have imagined a better moment.”

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Pascal’s confusion is understandable, since the Mandalorian’s mask is eerily familiar to that of the iconic bounty hunter’s. Favreau made it clear in an interview last month that Boba Fett won’t be in the series. However, there will be some nods to Boba Fett’s history.

“Even the rifle with a forked end on it, the bayonet on the end, was from the holiday special with Boba Fett in it – the original time you saw him. So we have lots of deep cuts in the show and I can’t wait for people who love Star Wars to see it,” explained Favreau.

The Mandalorian will premiere on November 12, which is also the launch date of Disney+.

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