Pedro Pascal has become an indispensable part of the Star Wars universe thanks to his role as Din Djarin in Jon Favreau’s beloved series, The Mandalorian. Unfortunately, the Chilean-American actor—who played Din Djarin / The Mandalorian—was reportedly said to not be returning to film the show’s upcoming fourth season.
Based on George Lucas’ Star Wars, The Mandalorian, a highly popular Disney+ series, revolves around the exploits of Pascal’s character, a bounty hunter tasked with defending the Force-sensitive child Grogu. The series has a cult following and has received a lot of love from viewers, thanks in large part to Pascal’s performance. As a result, if these reports come to pass, his absence will be a devastating blow to the show and its devoted fan base.
Pedro Pascal Will Not Return For The Mandalorian Season 4?
Pedro Pascal has managed to preserve the uniqueness of Din Djarin as a beloved character in the Star Wars universe. However, according to Small Screen, the actor responsible for the recognizable helmet worn by Din Djarin in The Mandalorian will not be returning to film the fourth season of the series. This announcement comes on the heels of the recent end of the SAG-AFTRA strike, which had a significant impact on the timeliness of several Star Wars productions.
Pascal, who has been a major contributor to The Mandalorian‘s success, is reportedly most likely not to be participating in the Season 4 filming. Due to scheduling conflicts brought on by his roles in Ridley Scott’s Gladiator 2 and The Last of Us‘ second season, he will not be able to take part in the upcoming season of The Mandalorian.
Meanwhile, while the scripts are said to be finished, filming may have been pushed back from its planned September start date due to this year’s Hollywood strike action. Deadline was informed by co-executive producer Rick Famuyiwa:
“I know that Jon has written the scripts. I know he’s excited about continuing to tell stories in this world, and so when and how that happens, considering everything, we’ll see. It’s certainly coming, I just don’t know exactly when.”
How Does The Conclusion Of The Mandalorian Season 3 Set Up Season 4?
The Mandalorian’s third season finale felt more like a series finale than a foreshadowing of what was to come in the following season. Din Djarin raised Grogu as his son after defeating the Moff. The two returned to Nevarro, where Greef Karga gave them a cabin to live in outside of town.
With a relatively blank slate to begin with in season four, we can anticipate that the story will be built upon in subsequent Star Wars productions. Speaking with Variety, co-executive producer Dave Filoni discussed the theme that will unite all of the Disney+ series to date. He noted:
“On a base level, I would just say the coming conflict, the growing idea that the empire wasn’t as defeated as a lot of people want to believe and that the remnant is out there. We saw that from the very beginning with The Mandalorian and how Gideon was plotting..”
“I think the beauty of this is that it’s a middle chapter of a much larger story. And though we’ll have resolution over time with these characters, I think that how these characters fit into the larger scope and scale, but it’s not like there’s a finale that we’re building to that I have in mind.”
The Mandalorian is a space-themed Western television series. Created by Jon Favreau, it is the first live-action Star Wars series. The show’s creators decided to release more seasons in response to the positive reception it received after its initial 2019 release. The third season was released in March 2023 and the fourth season is in the works.
You can stream all three seasons of The Mandalorian on Disney+.