There’s no doubt when it comes to best buddy comedy of 2022. That would be The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, which starred Nicolas Cage as himself opposite Pedro Pascal as a billionaire fan who bond over screenwriting, LSD and Paddington 2.
Cage and Pascal have such good chemistry in the film that we need them to work together again — like perhaps in the Star Wars universe, where Pascal currently rules as Din Djarin on Disney+’s breakout streaming hit The Mandalorian.
“I already suggested [it]. I already said he would make a great Mandalorian,” Pascal told us at Disney’s D23 Expo in Anaheim (watch above).
“But would he wear a helmet or not?” asked the show’s executive producer Rick Famuyiwa.
“He’ll wear a helmet,” Pascal said assuredly. “Absolutely… Or he could be one of the helmet-less.”
They’re certainly adding more Mandos to the series, as evidenced in the first trailer that premiered this weekend at D23.
“There are a lot more Mandalorians, and with that many Mandalorians in the room, things are bound to go wrong,” says Katee Sackhoff, who returns as Bo-Katan Kryze. “I think this season is different. … I do believe that this season is a little faster-paced. And that tonally, it’s like a moving train. You just gotta get on.”
Adds Famuyiwa: “It both expands upon the idea of Mandalorians and the culture of Mandalorians, but as the storytelling starts to evolve, we have characters that have been introduced in Mandalorian like Ahsoka [Rosario Dawson] that are now part of the bigger storytelling going on in Star Wars.
“We’re bringing together a lot of characters from [the Star Wars universe] so we got a lot to say in Star Wars and we’re gonna keep saying it.”
—Video produced by Jen Kucsak and edited by Jason Fitzpatrick
The Mandalorian Season 3 will premiere on Disney+ in Feb. 2023.
Watch the teaser trailer: