The first season of Disney+'s The Mandalorian took the world by storm last Fall, with high praise from both critics and fans alike. The anticipation for the show's second chapter has continued to build since the wide variety of rumors that certain pre-existing Star Wars characters will enter the frame. In addition, returning to the director's chair in Season 2 is Dave Filoni, Rick Famuyiwa, and Bryce Dallas Howard. Other filmmakers involved in the second season include Sin City director Robert Rodriguez, Ant-Man director Peyton Reed, Carl Weathers, and the show's creator, Jon Favreau.
Favreau was not able to direct an episode in Season One because of his limited availability due to his work on 2019's The Lion King, but he wasn't the only one who had a full schedule on his plate. Last December, Howard revealed that in her episode "Sanctuary," she did not work with the Mandalorian himself, Pedro Pascal, at all because of his rehearsals for King Lear on Broadway. Instead, they had stunt doubles don the heavily armored costume for that episode.
These stunt doubles, Lateef Crowder and Brendan Wayne, did an exceptional job in helping bring Din Djarin to life under the mask throughout the season. However, Pascal was still very involved in the creative process for the character and was undeniably working in costume for other episodes in the first season. But it seems a new report has confirmed that the popular actor will be wearing the notorious outfit much more in the next season...
A new rumor from Bespin Bulletin's Instagram indicates that Pedro Pascal will be wearing The Mandalorian armor more in Season 2. No other details were offered. The full report can be seen below:
WHAT THIS MEANS
Pascal's schedule likely became much less packed after his heavy work on King Lear, as well as Wonder Woman 1984, giving way to devoting more time to The Mandalorian. It should be noted that Pascal's dedication to the role shouldn't be questioned in any sense, especially after watching him record dialogue for Djarin in one of the latest episodes of Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian.
It is comforting, though, knowing that he'll be in the famous Mandalorian armor a bit more for this season, if this rumor is substantial. The importance of body language and movement for this type of character, who's constantly wearing a mask, can't be overstated. Having Pascal physically on set and inside the costume will contribute to making the character uniquely his own and consistent.
In the first season, it wasn't too noticeable that, at times, a different actor was under Djarin's mask, but knowing the fact that Pascal wasn't there entirely surely took away from the performance for some fans. This news will certainly peek the interest of the Star Wars community, as they still wait for the first look at Season 2.