The Mandalorian The third season will begin airing on Disney+ on March 1 after more than two years of absence.
Sure, we got those extra episodes midway through last year The Book of Boba Fett, but it’s been a while since we spent some time with everyone’s favorite space daddy.
But with The Mandalorian With season three promising bigger, more epic stakes than previous monster stories of the week, fans may be curious to see if the show’s heart remains the same.
to learn, Digital spy sat down with Pedro Pascal, the internet boy, talks about everything Din and Grog.
So we’ve been waiting a bit for season three and the fans are excited…
I know… well, you have The Book of Boba Fett – stop complaining! (Laughter)
What’s with you? Are you still looking forward to putting on your armor every time?
Yes. There’s always that initial moment when you feel like the biggest badass in the world, and then the pains start to kick in.
Has your approach to playing Dina (aka Mando) changed over the years?
So much has changed over the years, including program execution, which is kind of amazing.
The way John Favreau and Dave Filoni started with the first season went to all the surprises of the second season, combining the second and third seasons with The Book of Boba Fettand continued to expand around the world.
And they sort of improvised their approach each time. I remember checking in with them and just asking, “Are you okay?” because season three is so epic you have to wonder how overworked they are.
Without spoiling too much, where are we thematically in season three? What scope are we dealing with?
So there are more Mandalorians (laughs).
I think that’s a beautiful aspect of (season three) in terms of expanding the Mandalore lore and incorporating more characters and expanding the coolness – because the Mandalorians are so cool.
The creed and the culture around it have so many interesting aspects that are related to society for us, and it’s fascinating to delve into it under the armor.
And when I said “epic” before, I didn’t mean it in the typical way star Wars fashion. I mean what season three does visually and narratively is pretty epic.
Over the course of the series, you can follow the tension between Din’s understanding of his heritage of being a foundling, and the found family aspect of what he and Grogu are building. Is this something that will be explored in season three?
It’s such a beautiful dynamic that exists between Din and Grogu; defender, protected. And how this dynamic can be reversed, and that there are so many layers to their relationship.
So I would just say that what is initially or immediately rich in their dynamics becomes more accessible to us in season three. What disarms us about this relationship continues to grow, and it’s fun.
Can you say a bit more about how this dynamic from Grog, afterThe Book of Boba FettIt’s changing?
In terms of what was immediately relatable in a relationship. It doesn’t limit itself to that kind of instant charm, if that makes sense?
The show introduced something we fell in love with so quickly, but then there is so much more to do and discover.
Different levels of this relationship, this bond that grows stronger and conflict arises – and you know what the change is in the dynamic of power, not power over yourself, but who needs what from each other in which case.
Which is like any parenting relationship, right?
No, this is the first time this has happened, what we’re doing is making up parenting. (Laughter)
Another basic relationship that people are curious about is Din and Bo Katan. Can you say something about where they are after Dark Saber’s fall?
I mean, there wasn’t really a fallout necessarily – sort of an accident.
you picked it up.
Din picked it up and desperately wants to give it back to her. But you have to earn it in a very specific way. I think what I’m most excited about in season three is what Katee will do.
As a fan clone wars, seeing this character come to life and seeing Katee brought back is just thrilling.
Entirely. Chief Bo Katan.
Finally, were there any (not to mention names) guest stars or season three moments that fans are looking forward to?
The answer is yes, period (laughs).
Well, we’re excited.
You should be.
Season 3 of The Mandalorian will premiere on Disney+ on March 1, and seasons 1-2 are now available on the platform.