The Mandalorian’s Jon Favreau On The Similarities Between Din Djarin And Joel From The Last Of Us

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The Mandalorian creator Jon Favreau reviewed Pedro Pascal’s recent roles, finding a similarity between the Mandalorian and The last of usis Joel Miller.

Although Din Djarin and Pascal’s protagonist in HBO’s adaptation of the video game are “completely different”, there is a kinship between them in how they become unlikely father figures to Grogu and Ellie.

“It’s amazing how much he really won the market with this protective father archetype,” Favreau said of Pascal in an interview with Empire.

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The Marvel star continued, “But they’re different characters! Completely different characters, but they both have the same thing… There’s a core relationship of modeling a protective father in a not-too-communicative relationship.”

Pascal is set to reprise the role of Din in the third installment of Star Wars-inspired series.

Debuting in just a few days on Disney+, this third installment sees Din and Grogu head to Mandalore.

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Now considered an apostate for removing his helmet last season, Pascal’s bounty hunter is eager to return to his planet to restore his reputation, with Baby Yoda willingly tagging along.

A previous teaser showed Greef Karga (Carl Weathers) urging Din and Grogu not to embark on any dangerous missions for their own safety, but the dynamic duo seem to have ignored that specific advice.

The Mandalorian Seasons 1-2 are now streaming on Disney+, where Season 3 premieres March 1. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and the entire Skywalker Saga are available on DVD, Blu-ray and 4K now, as well as on Disney+.

The last of us airs on HBO in the US and on Sky Atlantic and the streaming service NOW in the UK.

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