It is true. The casting of Pedro Pascal as Joel on HBO’s The last of us The series has many excited fans, but at the same time, there is some concern about what this means for her role in The mandalorian going forward. This week, it was announced that Bella Ramsey (game of Thrones) had been cast to play Ellie on the show, one of the two main characters alongside Joel. Pascal’s casting was reported shortly after, and the actor personally confirmed the news on Twitter.
So what does this mean for Pascal’s role as Din Djarin in The mandalorian? Some readers will have noticed that in the original Deadline report, it was noted that while Pascal would remain in the Star Wars Serie, The last of us would take “first position” with the actor. In other words, the new HBO series will take precedence over The mandalorian If there are any scheduling conflicts, it could limit Pascal’s participation in the latter if both shows end up filming around the same time.
The good news is that yes The last of us conflicts with The mandalorianIn season three, it does not necessarily mean that Din Djarin will have his role in the series reduced. In fact, the series has had to solve the absence of Pascal before. Since season one, Pascal has been sharing the role of the stunt-masked character on location. Bryce Dallas Howard previously revealed to the Vulture that Pascal was not present on set for an episode she directed in season 1 because he was busy starring on Broadway in King Lear.
Why The mandalorian it’s a very action-packed show, there have also been a lot of scenes where the stuntmen put on the armor even with Pascal on set. The actor was more involved in season two as Din Djarin spent more time unmasked on screen, but the fact is that a lot of the times we see the Mandalorian, he’s not really Peter in Armor. If Pascal cannot be physically present during some episodes of the Star Wars show, you could still play the role quite easily by providing voiceover work remotely.
Interestingly, Pascal’s new character in The last of us has a lot in common with Din Djarin. While the Mandalorian cares for a tiny creature known to fans as Baby Yoda, Joel is a inveterate smuggler tasked with escorting a teenage boy through a dangerous, post-apocalyptic wasteland inhabited by deadly monsters and murderous raiders. The series is based on the video game of the same name and is being written by the original game’s writer, Neil Druckmann, along with Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin.
It is not clear when The last of us will actually start filming, so it’s possible that the two series will be produced at completely separate times. Still, either way, it should be good for Star Wars let fans know that there are still ways to keep Pedro Pascal as the main character in The mandalorian even if your time on set will be limited. Pascal’s original casting report at The last of us comes to us from Deadline.
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