The Mandalorian Star Pedro Pascal Thought He Was Playing Boba Fett

Seeing how the previously planned Boba Fett movie is no longer on the agenda, upcoming Star Wars show The Mandalorian might be the closest we’ll ever get to witnessing the legendary bounty hunter in another live-action adventure. But when actor Pedro Pascal was first briefed by showrunner Jon Favreau on the highly anticipated Disney Plus series, the star was momentarily under the impression that Boba and the show’s similarly dressed title character were actually one and the same.

Speaking to Disney’s Twenty-Three magazine, Pascal reflected on an early meeting with Favreau, when the Lion King helmsman broke the news that he’d landed the show’s starring role:

“I wanted to meet Jon Favreau. I didn’t care what he wanted me to do. So we met in Jon’s office, which was covered with story illustrations from this show — and I noticed the Mandalorian, a Boba Fett-looking character,

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