the mandalorian the third season begins streaming on Disney+ on March 1 after more than two years.
Sure, we got those extra episodes in the middle of last year. the book of boba fett but it’s been a while since we’ve spent quality time with everyone’s favorite space dad.
But with the mandalorian With season three promising bigger and more epic stakes than the show’s previous monster-of-the-week stories, fans may be curious if the show’s heart will remain the same.
Discover, digital spy sat down with Pedro Pascal, also known as the Internet boyfriend, to talk about everything related to Din and Grogu.
So we’ve been waiting a while for the third season and the fans are excited…
I know… well, you have Boba Fett book – stop complaining! (laughs)
What about you? Are you still excited to put on the armor every time?
Yes. There’s always an initial moment where you feel like the biggest badass in the world, and then the aches and pains start to kick in.
And has your interpretation of Din (aka Mando) changed over the years?
Much has changed over the years, including the run of the show, which is kind of amazing.
The way that John Favreau and Dave Filoni started with the first season, they went into all the surprises of the second season, tied together the second and third seasons with the Boba Fett bookand continued to expand in the world.
And in a way, they improvised their approach each time. I remember checking with them and just asking, “Are you guys okay?” because the third season is so epic that you have to wonder how overloaded they are.
Without spoiling too much, where do we find ourselves thematically in season three? What is the scope we are dealing with?
So, there are more Mandalorians (laughs).
We have seen.
I think it’s a beautiful aspect (of season three) in terms of expanding the lore around Mandalore and including more characters and expanding the coolness, because Mandalorians are cool.
The Creed and the culture that surrounds it have so many interesting facets that relate to society for us, and digging deeper into the meat of that, under the armor, is fascinating.
And when I said ‘epic’ earlier, I don’t mean it in the typical kind of Star Wars fashion. I mean what the third season does visually and narratively, it’s pretty epic.
Over the course of the show, you can trace a tension between Din’s understanding of his heritage, being a foundling, and the found-family aspect of what he and Grogu are building. Is it something that is explored in the third season?
It’s such a beautiful dynamic that exists between Din and Grogu; protector, protected And how can you reverse that dynamic, and that there are so many layers within your relationship.
So I would just say that what is initially, or instantly, rich in its dynamics becomes more available to us in season three. What disarms us in this relationship continues to grow and that’s kind of funny.
Can you talk a little more specifically about how that dynamic with Grogu, post-Boba Fett bookit is changing?
In terms of what was instantly identifiable within the relationship. It’s not limited to that kind of immediate charm, if that makes sense.
The show introduced something we fell in love with so quickly, but then there’s so much more to do and explore.
Different levels of that relationship, that bond, getting stronger and there’s conflict, and you know a shift in power dynamics, not power over each other, but who needs what from the other in what instance.
Which is like any parental relationship, right?
No, this is the first time it’s happened, what we’re doing is inventing parenthood. (laughs)
The other central relationship that people are curious about is Din and Bo Katan. Can you tease out where they are after the fallout from the Dark Saber stuff?
I mean there wasn’t really a fallout necessarily, some kind of accident.
you picked it up
Din picked it up and is desperate to get it back. But he has to win in a very specific way. I think what I’m most excited about in season three is what we’re going to see Katee do.
as a fan of clone Wars, Seeing that character realized and seeing Katee brought back is so exciting.
Completely. Chief Bo Katan.
Finally, were there (without naming names) guest stars or moments in Season 3 that you’re excited for fans to see?
The answer to that is yes, period (laughs).
Well, we’re excited.
You should be.
Season 3 of The Mandalorian premieres on Disney+ on March 1, and seasons 1 and 2 are already available on the platform.