Disney Finally Gave Us A Trailer Of Pedro Pascal As A Bounty Hunter In ‘Star Wars’ Series ‘The Mandalorian’
Since he starred in Netflix’s successful Narcos series about the rise and fall of Pablo Escobar and the Cali Godfathers, Pedro Pascal has become a powerhouse in the industry and one of the most revered actors in the era of streaming services. He already conquered Netflix’s audiences, and now he is due to do the same with the new player in the streaming market: Disney+.
This new service is likely to disrupt the power balance of the industry, as Disney owns the most profitable franchises in global entertainment. Yes, Disney has acquired the Marvel Universe, The Simpsons and Star Wars, three properties that are hugely profitable and that have captured our imagination for decades.
Disney just unveiled its line up for Disney+, and the cereza en el pastel is the first live action TV show in Star Wars history. The Mandalorian follows the adventures of a bounty hunter as the shadow of the Empire looms and the galaxy is in a turmoil of violence and fear. Who you gonna call? Pedro Pascal, of course! Let’s not forget that he is used to big productions. Remember his Machiavellian but doomed character in Game of Thrones?
The Mandalorian is the television event of the year and Pedro Pascal is the leading man!
This is a big step forward in Pedro Pascal’s career. And, as we predicted back in 2019, this will be his breakthrough year. His name will be inscribed in the history of the galaxy alongside people like Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford. Not bad for this man born in Santiago, Chile, in 1975.
The trailer promises tons of action an a dark mood.
The action takes place in the outskirts of the galaxy, in the era of the New Republic. The trailer serves us Western mood and shows Pascal’s character as a lone gunfighter. Sounds and looks like a Clint Eastwood Western in space! We are all in for that, honestly!
This Chilean heartthrob moves among the most powerful figures in the film industry.
Pedrito has earned a reputation of being an intense actor with a flare for drama. Besides his famous TV roles he has appeared on the big screen with the likes of Ben Affleck (Triple Frontier) and Denzel Washington (The Equalizer 2). He will star opposite Gal Gadot in Wonder Woman 1984. In this photo we see him with legendary Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar. A future collaboration, perhaps? We certainly hope so!
And he has shown his talents in the sci-fi genre.
The 2019 moody sci-fi thriller Prospect shows that Pascal is well suited for the genre. This movie deals with a father-daughter relationship in which Pascal explored his histrionic range rather successfully.
He has that classic Hollywood air, just like a Latino Marlon Brando.
Pedro Pascal has a valuable asset in the industry: he is capable of communicating the sort of vulnerable masculinity that made actors such as Marlon Brando, James Dean and Russell Crowe global superstars. We can totally imagine him in a classic film noir, drinking bourbon in a shady bar. He seems to be perfectly suited for The Mandalorian and we can’t wait!
Star Wars is more diverse than ever.
The casting of Pedro Pascal is a watershed moment when it comes to diversity in the franchise. We interviewed Dan Golding, author of the book Star Wars after Lucas: A Critical Guide to the Future of the Galaxy to talk about the politics of the franchise and how important the recent casting of Black and Brown people in leading roles is.
He told us: “Star Wars has always been political, but under Disney, that’s shifted. When Lucas ran the show, Star Wars acted as political commentary and parable, ranging from the way the original trilogy deliberately allegorized the Vietnam war, to Anakin Skywalker’s paraphrasing of George W. Bush in the prequels. Today though, it’s much more about production and casting – Disney has grasped that who tells stories and which voices are included is as important as what they’re about.”
He added, “While it remains to be seen whether Pascal will even get to show his face as the masked bounty hunter currently known as The Mandalorian, his casting in the lead role reinforces Disney’s willingness to look beyond the stale white predictability that previously made the galaxy far, far away seem very plain indeed.”
And now Diego Luna is in da house! More Latinidad, porfavorcito!
Mexican actor Diego Luna famously starred in the sci-fi war film Rogue One in 2016, perhaps the best Star Wars spin-off to date. Well, now our favorite chalorastra (his fans will get the reference, a huevo!) will reprise his role of Cassian Andor in a prequel. It will be a TV show and it promises huge doses of action and Latino attitude.