For years, fans have been begging Lucasfilm and Disney for a project centered around Boba Fett. Despite his limited screen time in the films, the character has managed to become a fan-favorite. We can now add The Mandalorian's Pedro Pascal to the ever-growing fan club.
Speaking to Disney's twenty-three magazine, Pascal revealed that he originally thought he was playing the famed bounty hunter in the new Disney+ Star Wars series.
"I wanted to meet Jon Favreau. I didn't care what he wanted me to do," Pascal explained. "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.'"
At that point, Pascal's excitement peaked. "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."
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 series debuts Nov. 12 on Disney+, the same date as the streaming service's official launch.