In the upcoming season of The Mandalorian, Pedro Pascal, who portrays the character Din Djarin, openly advocates for Bo-Katan Kryze, played by Katee Sackhoff, to assume a commanding position.
Pascal revealed his excitement about Sackhoff’s Bo-Katan claiming the lead role during an interview with Variety. He appreciates the expanded Star Wars universe, as crafted by Dave Filoni, and also confessed to being a fan of Battlestar Galactica, where Sackhoff appeared for a span of five years.
“I find the intense spotlight on Bo-Katan extremely enjoyable. It successfully breathes life into a fan-favorite character that originates from Dave Filoni’s universe,” shared Pascal.
Pascal envisions the character of Din Djarin as an introduction to Filoni’s narratives, which includes the animated series The Clone Wars and Rebels, thereby enabling a fresh audience to explore Bo-Katan’s journey.
Pascal elaborated, “I am thrilled that everyone has the chance to experience the electrifying introduction of Bo-Katan, who is a formidable character and impeccably cast. I am also an ardent Battlestar Galactica enthusiast.”
Pascal’s stance follows widespread recognition and some critique from the audience about his character stepping aside in the third season of The Mandalorian, thus providing Bo-Katan with an expanded part in the narrative.
In April, executive producer Rick Famuyiwa confirmed to IGN that Din Djarin is no longer the only protagonist bearing the Mandalorian title within the Disney franchise. “Considering that Bo now wields the Darksaber, expectations have inevitably evolved for both Din Djarin and Bo. Who can claim the title ‘Mandalorian’ at this stage?” he posed the question.
The definition of what it truly means to be a Mandalorian is something they’re aiming to explore, he suggested.
Given the finale of The Mandalorian Season 3, fans may need to adjust to Bo-Katan playing an increasingly pivotal role. However, the precise direction of Filoni’s narrative remains to be seen.