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The Mandalorian: why we will probably see Pedro Pascal’s face in season 3

Din shows his face to Grogu in The Mandalorian
Emmy Griffiths
TV & Film Editor
April 3, 2023
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The Mandalorian season three is the show that all Star Wars fans are talking about right now. After a long wait, the story of Din Djarin and his little son Grogu has hooked us all over again - but fans have been speculating about how much we will see of the lead actor, Pedro Pascal, in the show. 

Pedro’s character almost always wears a helmet, but we have caught glimpses of him without it in previous seasons. However, the early storyline in season three - which saw him declared an Apostate by the Children of the Watch for removing his helmet and only being able to redeem himself after bathing in the Living Waters -  meant that he wouldn’t be allowed to remove it again under any circumstances, appearing to shut down any hope we had of seeing Pedro’s face in the show. 

WATCH: Din removes his helmet in The Mandalorian

However, Bo-Katan Kryze appeared to change everything in the eyes of the clan’s Armorer after admitting that she saw a Mythosaur in the water while saving Din. This legendary creature upon sighting was said to bring in a new age of Mandalore. 

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As such, the Armorer allowed Bo-Katan to remove her helmet and walk “both ways” to unite the Mandalorian clans and unite them once and for all. However, since Din is the wielder of the Dark Saber, which technically makes him the leader of the Mandalorians - who is to say that he won’t be able to do the same? 

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Speaking about making both The Last of Us and The Mandalorian to Empire, Pedro appeared to hint at more than voiceovers for his character, saying: “[Producers] Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni are creatively not limiting themselves to the way things are normally done. We’ve improvised making myself available for whatever they need. I hesitate to reveal anything because I don’t want any plot surprises to be spoiled.” 

Din wearing his helmet in the Mandalorian
Din wearing his helmet in the Mandalorian

The star also spoke about how much he dislikes wearing the helmet, adding: “It’s like putting on a head-to-toe glove with weights on it. Ironically, you can’t see any facial expression because it puts you in the world so completely, and instantly makes the character feel real – but you can’t see [expletive]. When it’s on, you immediately feel powerful, protected, dangerous, and like a protector.” Albeit a ‘protector’ who can’t see where he’s going.” 

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