It’s no secret that The Mandalorian’s approach in terms of utilizing Pascal has been one of the major topics of discussion among fans in the past. This tidbit even led to a controversy surrounding the actor’s desire to be out of Din Djarin’s helmet, but this was debunked by Pascal himself admitting that he’s happy to do whatever is best for the show.
Deadline, via Collider, shared in a report that The Last of Us has Pedro Pascal in “first position,” meaning that the actor’s role in the high-profile series adaptation takes precedence over any other project, including The Mandalorian.
Collider provided an in-depth explanation of this tidbit by pointing out that the show that’s in “first position” ultimately wins out if ever a scheduling conflict will arise. The outlet revealed that some actors were forced to drop out of other projects or “greatly reduce” their screen time due to needed adjustments.
Still, Collider pointed out that filming for The Mandalorian Season 3 won’t begin until early 2022, meaning that “it’s possible” that Pascal will take a “more limited physical role” in the Star Wars series if The Last Of Us ends up starting production this year.
Given Pascal’s upcoming major role in The Last of Us, it looks like the actor will once again be limited to voice acting instead of on-screen performance for at least the first batch of episodes of The Mandalorian Season 3. This should be the case if production for the HBO series went the distance, with an added timeline for re-shoots and, of course, the “first position” rule that is being implemented.