The Mandalorian has a name. Star Pedro Pascal revealed the name in a new interview promoting the Disney+ series. The first live-action Star Wars series premiered earlier this week and fans seem to be enjoying the world that Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni have helped bring to life. So far, only one episode has aired, but it seems to have just about everybody hooked and ready to solve the mysteries that the show offers.
One of the largest mysteries surrounding The Mandalorian is the titular character. We don't really know a whole lot about him just yet and we definitely have not seen The Mandalorian without his helmet yet. However, we do know that he is an orphan and a loner, thanks to the first episode. We now know his real name. Pedro Pascal explains.
"The Mandalorian - whose real name is (phonetic spelling) 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 (showrunner 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."
Dyn Jarren doesn't seem to ring any bells in the Star Wars universe, but it's good to finally know the name of The Mandalorian. While the name doesn't seem to have any prior connections, it's curious that we are learning about it from Pedro Pascal in a rather relaxed and calm way, via interview. Did Pascal make a mistake during the interview? For now, we don't know, but we'll soon find out.
When Pedro Pascal was first approached about The Mandalorian, he was only told that Jon Favreau wanted to meet up with him about a possible Star Wars project. Pascal didn't know whether it was a movie or show, but he didn't care and was immediately into signing on to play Dyn Jarren. Though we don't see his face, the actor's demeanor is perfect for the character and his voice provides a cool, calm, and collected vibe, which sets him apart from the other bounty hunters.
The Mandalorian episode 2 premieres on Disney+ November 15th and Star Wars fans are already starting to get a little impatient. With that being said, we are all lucky to get two episodes in one week since they will be releasing on Fridays from here on out. Whatever the case may be, this will give fans plenty of time to dissect and discuss the episodes instead of powering through them in one long binge, like a Netflix series. The interview with Pedro Pascal comes to us from the ScreenSlam YouTube channel and you can watch it above.