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The Mandalorian: Disney Reportedly Had Lower Salary Rate For Pedro Pascal

The Mandalorian Season 3 pales in comparison to its previous seasons, considering that the titular characters, Din Djarin and Grogu, are being sidelined on their own show.

There is no question that one of the reasons The Mandalorian rose to fame is Pedro Pascal’s performance of Din. The Chilean actor had then risen to higher heights since joining the Star Wars franchise.

However, recently, things haven’t been looking good for the series. Especially since Pedro has been rumored to exit The Mandalorian after its third season.

While reasons remain unknown and the report unconfirmed, a new report comes from Making Star Wars (via CBR.com). The news outlet, which has a proven track record of breaking news stories for the franchise, claims that Disney initially had a lower salary rate offer for the actor.

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Apparently, Disney tried to offer a voice actor’s salary to Pedro ahead of The Mandalorian Season 1. This is due to Pedro’s limited amount of screentime when the series was just starting.

Apart from Din holding up the code of honor of the Mandalorians never taking off their helmets, Din was actually played by body doubles Brendan Wayne, Lateef Crowder and Barry Lowin.

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According to the report, Pedro pushed back from being paid the lower voice actor rate, which led to the actor receiving a standard salary after finally getting his face revealed in the Season 1 finale, when Din unmasked himself.

Despite the reliability of the news outlet, it is important to take this news first with a grain of salt as Lucasfilm nor Disney have publicly addressed the report.

Should Pedro really make his exit from his own show, it is now even more possible for Bo-Katan (Katee Sackhoff) to lead the Mandalorians, since she is already wielding the Dark Saber herself, as fans have predicted.

Meanwhile, The Mandalorian Season 3 is now streaming on Disney+.


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