ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA - MAY 28: Pedro Pascal attends the panel for “The Mandalorian” series at Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, California on May 28, 2022. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)
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How The Mandalorian Season 3 Will Change Mando's Role On The Series
The “Star War” franchise uses the reluctant hero trope often and well; the latest character to fit that mold is Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) in “The Mandalorian.” The bounty hunter finds himself as the caretaker and father figure, of sorts, to the adorable Grogu as the two reunited in “The Book of Boba Fett” before flying off for the next big adventure in the third season.
However, fatherhood isn’t the only challenge Mando will have to face, as Pascal has teased the possibility of circumstance propelling the loner bounty hunter into a leadership position. Footage previewed during the Star Wars Celebration heavily hinted that the storyline will take Mando and Grogu to Mandalore, where he might become a leader of his people.
Last we saw, Djarin was seeking atonement for removing his helmet during the second season of “The Mandalorian,” part of that atonement might be him stepping forward as a leader. Pascal said, “If he is stepping into a leadership position, he’s reluctant to do so. I don’t think that there’s anything more interesting than a character being forced into discovering what they’re capable of, and who they are.”