The Mandalorian is a nickname used for Din Djarin, a fictional character from the franchise of the Star Wars and the main character in the series of Disney + The Mandalorian. Introduced as a member of the Bounty Hunters Guild and one of the last of their creed, he is a “found” who was rescued at an early age by the Mandalorians, and the adoptive father of the being known as Grogu.
Conception of the character
The Mandalorian, as a character, was originally conceived by series creator Jon Favreau . The first image of the character was released on October 4, 2018, while the choice of Pedro Pascal as the titular character was announced on December 12, 2018. When Pascal was not available for filming, the Mandalorian was occasionally portrayed physically by actors Brendan Wayne and Lateef Crowder , with Wayne working closely with Pascal to develop the character.
Many have established the connection between The Mandalorian and the man with no name, and Pascal acknowledges that the character had “a lot of Clint Eastwood in him.” To help Pascal prepare for the role, Favreau recommended that he saw the samurai films of Akira Kurosawa and the spaghetti westerns of Clint Eastwood. Pascal later said, “Every time I had a question or a physical doubt about a moment, I would always say, ‘What would Clint do? How was he going to ignore this? How would he walk away from this? It helped me get through it.”