With details very scarce on the upcoming Disney+ series, Star Wars: The Mandalorian, we finally know we have Oscar Isaac to thank for Pedro Pascal playing the titular character.
Isaac, who plays Poe Dameron in the new Star Wars trilogy, took credit for Pascal taking the role in an interview with Wired as part of the press circuit for Netflix's Triple Frontier. In a Q&A session, at the 0:55 mark, right after Pascal says he is the Mandalorian, Isaac chimes in, "You're welcome. I convinced him to do it."
Now, we don't know if it's a tongue in cheek moment, but given how pivotal Isaac has become to the Star Wars mythology as this generation's fighter pilot extraordinaire along the lines of Han Solo, we won't doubt if he did whisper a thing or two in Pascal's ear to join the franchise.
What we do know is The Mandalorian is set to take place a few years after the events of Return of the Jedi and will focus on the title character in a time of bounty hunters cutting loose after the fall of the Empire. With filming officially wrapped, as well as an official release date, it's expected that during this year's Star Wars Celebration, which takes place April 11 to 15 in Chicago, the first trailer and official title for the movie will drop.
The Mandalorian, created by Jon Favreau and starring Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Carl Weathers, Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow, Omid Abtahi, Werner Herzog and Nick Nolte, is currently filming. The series is expected to premiere on Disney+ sometime in 2019.