While Star Wars fans eagerly await the second season of The Mandalorian, whispers of discontent have been reported from behind the scenes of the popular series.
According to YouTuber Grace Randolph, Pedro Pascal quit the show halfway through filming the second season. She made the claim during her reaction video for the new trailer, citing unnamed inside sources.
This is what she had to say…
“While filming season two Pedro Pascal really wanted to have some scenes with his helmet off. The Mandalorian creative team wouldn’t budge on this. So, Pedro Pascal was frustrated and also pretty darn uncomfortable in the Mando suit on set. So, he became difficult.”
After the creative team failed to budge, Pascal allegedly went to the studio to see if they would agree to give him more screen-time without the suit.
“Even though he was difficult to be around on set, the final straw was that he went to Lucasfilm to try and get them to intervene on his behalf.”
“Combine that with Lucasfilm already trying to get involved with story aspects of season two. Including focusing more on standalone episodes rather than making them more connected, which The Mandalorian creative team wanted to do, which was kind of happening at the end of season one.”
Randolph then explains that Pascal was asked to leave halfway through filming.
“So when Pedro Pascal went to Lucasfilm, the Mando team was like, ‘You know what, you should just go’. And Pedro Pascal did. And that happened halfway through filming. I’ve heard the breakup was pretty bad with both sides upset.”
While Randolph is known for having a good track record when it comes to the inside scoop on major franchise projects, this one seems a little hard to believe.
Surely Pascal would have known the character he signed on to play would be required to wear the full costume in most of his scenes. However, if it does turn out to be true, and is currently being kept under wraps by Jon Favreau, it could explain why season two is said to widen the story to focus on other characters and subplots.
To find out if there’s any truth to these rumours tune in to the second season of The Mandalorian, premiering October 30, 2020 on Disney+.