Pedro Pascal only shared three words to describe Disney+’s upcoming third season The Mandalorian.
“Action. Show. Surprises,” the star said Saturday during day two of the Star Wars Celebration event held at the Anaheim Convention Center.
pascal joined The Mandalorian bosses Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni and co-stars Brendan Wayne, Lateef Crowder, Giancarlo Esposito, Temuera Morrison and more for a panel focused on the Disney+ series. The conversation, titled “Mando+: A Conversation with Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni”, saw Pascal and other members of The Mandalorian the team is teasing what’s to come in the junior season, which kicks off in 2023.
Whether it’s cameos, Easter eggs or new characters, The Mandalorian never ceased to delight star wars fans with a range of surprises throughout its run so far. Season 3 seems to be no exception as Pascal doubles down on the idea that “there are surprises to come” when the series returns in February 2023.
During the panel, Pascal also reflected on his time playing the masked bounty hunter. He said he found joy in seeing a “stoic, armored character” like his “bare his heart”.
Esposito, who stars alongside Pascal as Moff Gideon, shared what he ultimately wants for his character.
“I’m going to crush that little green bastard,” he said, referring to none other than Grogu, aka Baby Yoda. The last time viewers saw The Child was in the Season 2 finale, where they sought safety and guidance under Luke Skywalker.
The panel also revealed that Rick Famuyiwa will be the executive producer of The mandalorian Season 3, in addition to being a director.
Saturday’s event also provided fans with more information on the upcoming Ahsoka series, starring Rosario Dawson in the lead role. Those in attendance got a glimpse of the first footage from the series as Natasha Liu Bordizzo confirmed she’ll be playing Sabine Wren. Deadline broke the news of her casting in November 2021.
“Sabine means so much to so many people. I knew I would be playing Sabine for a year and I’m so relieved to be able to openly fangirl with all of you,” Liu Bordizzo told his audience.
During the Star Wars event, Dawson shared that Ahsoka “is not just a distraction, it’s a way of life.”
Ahsokawhich will debut in 2023, will continue to follow its eponymous character, Anakin Skywalker’s Jedi Padawan.