Rumors have been running rampant on the internet for weeks regarding some altercations that have been stirred up between series star, Pedro Pascal, and the creative team behind the popular Disney Plus series.
According to YouTuber Grace Randolph, who claims to have sources from the set, the tension came from Pedro’s desire to film some scenes without his helmet for this season of the show. Ultimately, Grace suggests that that may have influenced the course of the season. The creative were not on board with this idea mainly because the whole idea behind the Mandalorian clan is that they DO NOT remove their helmets for any reason. Now, the Mandalorian does remove it at the end of Season 1, but only because he’s been badly injured and isn’t sure he’ll survive. It seems like Pascal may not have had many additional opportunities to remove his mask in Season 2. And let’s face it, its really hard to act with a helmet or face mask on. Hell most of us can’t even function with a medical facemask meant to keep us safe from a horrible virus.
Although these rumors of conflict have dogged the show, there has been no indication that Pedro has plans to leave the series. He’s still actively involved in promoting the show’s second season, and hasn’t made any displeasure he might have with the show’s creators public knowledge. For now, it’s all just rumors that largely come from a single source.
And lets face it, news is very slow to come by at the moment with productions either halting once again or just barely getting back to work. So any news really is good news even if its bad. Which is why here at the HipsterZOMBIEJoint Experience don’t jump on stories like this when they initially break because most of the time its clickbait and we respect our readers and podcast listeners too much to do that to them. Now onto some legit info about the second season of the Mandalorian:
“The new season is about introducing a larger story in the world,” showrunner Jon Favreau told Entertainment Weekly. “The stories become less isolated, yet each episode has its own flavor, and hopefully we’re bringing a lot more scope to the show.” He compared the new season to the way Game of Thrones would follow characters.
“As we introduce other characters, there are opportunities to follow different storylines,” he continued. “The world was really captivated by Game of Thrones and how that evolved as the characters followed different storylines — that’s very appealing to me as an audience member.”
The Mandalorian Season 2 drops on Disney Plus on October 30th.