It's already been confirmed that The Mandalorian isn't about Boba Fett. However, Pedro Pascal has just revealed that he didn't know that when he signed on to the upcoming Star Wars series.
Pascal recently spoke to Disney's Twenty Three magazine about his new show and how he got the coveted role (via Comicbook.com). Interestingly, the former Game of Thrones star admitted he was drawn to the project because of its creator.
"I wanted to meet Jon Favreau. I didn't care what he wanted me to do," Pascal said. "So we met in Jon's office, which was covered with story illustrations from this show — and I noticed the Mandalorian, a Boba Fett-looking character, immediately. I thought to myself, 'Oh, it's amazing that they are finally gonna get into this character.' Jon talked about the story, visuals, and tone. I thought it was amazing and finally asked, 'Well, who am I?' I'm pointing to different characters, creatures, and aliens in the concept art, and John just looked at me and said 'You're the Mandalorian.'"
Naturally, Pascal immediately thought he was going to play the legendary Star Wars bounty hunter.
"I was like, 'WHAT? I get to play Boba Fett?' He said, 'No, he's not Boba Fett. He's the Mandalorian.' I couldn't have imagined a better moment," Pascal said.
Well, we can't really blame Pascal for the confusion. After all, people still strongly believe that the planned Boba Fett movie ended up being rewritten into a series that somehow doesn't feature Boba Fett anymore. Either way, we're looking forward to seeing Pascal as the mysterious new character this November.
The Mandalorian premieres on Disney+ on November 12.