The Mandalorian star Pedro Pascal just revealed the name of his mysterious titular character.
The pilot of the Star Wars series, which debuted with the launch of Disney+, shrouded the eponymous Mandalorian in mystery. There was no highlight of his background nor family. Pascal doesn't even remove his helmet in the 40-minute episode. However, in an interview with ScreenSlam, the actor casually let a key detail slip.
"The Mandalorian, whose name is Dyn Jarren," he said, "is your iconically cool, flawed, mysterious, loner gunslinger that harkens to the best of the samurai movies and westerns."
The name's spelling is still up for debate until the series officially confirms it. However, the Wookieepedia entry for the character spells it "Dyn Jarren" for now.
Pascal also talked about the experience of first hearing about the show and his character from series creator Jon Favreau, as well as the joy he finds in Jarren's secrecy.
"We're all kind of covered in our own armor and are terrified of taking that armor off," he explained. "That's the thing that crosses him over into a character we all want to follow."
Despite the armor that surrounds the Mandalorian, it seems Pascal may have just casually taken off his helmet for all the world to see.
Created by Jon Favreau, The Mandalorian stars Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Carl Weathers, Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow, Omid Abtahi, Werner Herzog and Nick Nolte. The first episode is streaming now on Disney+.