Pedro Pascal reveals the real name of The Mandalorian while discussing the new Star Wars series from Disney+.
The pilot of the Star Wars series, which debuted with the launch of Disney+, shrouded the eponymous Mandalorian in mystery. There was no highlight of his background nor family. Pascal doesn’t even remove his helmet in the 40-minute episode. However, in an interview with ScreenSlam, the actor casually let a key detail slip.
Pascal casually let slip that his character’s true name is Dyn Jarren (it’s not yet known exactly how the name is to be spelled). Pascal also talked about the character’s connection to iconic film figures of the past, saying:
The Mandalorian, whose real name is Dyn Jarren, is your iconically cool, flawed, mysterious, loner gunslinger that harkens to the best of the samurai movies and the Westerns and in talking to Jon [Favreau] I asked him what should I be looking at. I know he loves movies. I love movies. What should I be watching? And he immediately brought up Sergio Leone and Akira Kurosawa, Yojimbo, and The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. So, he’s very samurai, Clint and me.
Pascal also talked about the experience of first hearing about the show and his character from series creator Jon Favreau, as well as the joy he finds in Jarren’s secrecy.
“We’re all kind of covered in our own armor and are terrified of taking that armor off,” he explained. “That’s the thing that crosses him over into a character we all want to follow.”
Despite the armor that surrounds the Mandalorian, it seems Pascal may have just casually taken off his helmet for all the world to see.
Created by Jon Favreau, The Mandalorian stars Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Carl Weathers, Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow, Omid Abtahi, Werner Herzog and Nick Nolte. The first episode is streaming now on Disney+.