Pedro Pascal, who stars as Din Djarin in The Mandalorian, teases more face time for the character out of the famous helmet in season three.
Over the course of two seasons of The Mandalorian, we have seen Din Djarin slowly become more comfortable with removing his helmet – something that his creed firmly forbids. It was his love for Grogu that ultimately caused him to break his code, however, culminating in the climactic rescue of the child in the season two finale.
But now that he has removed the helmet in front of numerous people, will he revert to his old ways, or has Din been changed forever? This is something that season three will likely explore. Pedro Pascal has given his thoughts on the change in Din, speaking to IndieWire:
“As much as he says, ‘This is the way,’ that doesn’t mean this is the only way. I find it fascinating playing with that. We don’t know what he ends up being. He took his helmet off in a room full of people.”
It was a truly touching moment when he removed his helmet so Grogu could finally look at his face and touch his cheek before leaving with Luke Skywalker. Pascal commented on what this moment means to Din:
“At that point, I knew what it would mean for everyone to experience that kind of threshold between the character and the child. We follow this story for two seasons; there’s this bond that grows between the two of them. He tries to not let himself soften, but he cannot help himself. This practical story logic brought something else about that moment, what it would mean to touch his face.”
It will be interesting to see where Din goes from here. He now knows not all Mandalorians keep their helmets on all the time – a habit particular to his own sect. And now that he is in possession of the darksaber – which bestows leadership responsibilities on the owner for all Mandalorians – one expects that Din will need to change even more in the episodes to come.
The Mandalorian season two sees the returning Pedro Pascal (Din Djarin), Gina Carano (Cara Dune), Carl Weathers (Greef Karga), Giancarlo Esposito (Moff Gideon), Bill Burr (Mayfield), and Ming-Na Wen (Fennec Shand) joined by the likes of Temuera Morrison (Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones), Katee Sackhoff (Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Timothy Olyphant (Justified), Michael Biehn (The Terminator), Rosario Dawson (Daredevil), and WWE Superstar Sasha Banks.