‘The Mandalorian’ Star Reveals “Mando’s” Real Name and Being Outshined by “Baby Yoda”

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'The Mandalorian' Star Reveals "Mando's" Real Name and Being Outshined by "Baby Yoda"

The Mandalorian‘ Star Reveals “Mando’s” Real Name and Being Outshined by “Baby Yoda”.  *SPOILER ALERT: This article touches on subjects/content that has NOT been shared previously, if you wish to avoid spoilers STOP READING HERE!

Leading man, Pedro Pascal, has won over the Star Wars fanbase with his performance in Disney+ and Star Wars series, The Mandalorian. Recently, Pascal sat down with Screen Slam to share about his experience on the show and revealed the true name of his character that has only been referred to as “Mando”, a slang term for a Mandalorian within the Star Wars universe.

'The Mandalorian' Star Reveals "Mando's" Real Name and Being Outshined by "Baby Yoda"

Pedro Pascal revealed, “The Mandalorian — whose real name is Dyn Jarren — is your iconically cool, flawed, mysterious, loner gunslinger that harkens to the best of the samurai movies and the Westerns and in talking to [showrunner Jon Favreau] I asked him what should I be looking at. I know he loves movies. I love movies. What should I be watching? And he immediately brought up Sergio Leone and Akira Kurosawa, Yojimbo, and The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. So, he’s very samurai, Clint and me.”

You can check out his insightful interview with Screen Slam here:

So there we have it! “Mando’s” real name is Dyn Jarren. The character has yet to be named within the series, but since this information has been shared, more than likely it will become relevant at some point within the series.

Recently, a fan took to twitter and asked : “I wonder how Pedro Pascal feels about being ruthlessly outshined by a puppet”, meaning “Baby Yoda“. Pascal expertly replied: “I’m cool [with] it”.

'The Mandalorian' Star Reveals "Mando's" Real Name and Being Outshined by "Baby Yoda"

With the raging success of The Mandalorian, it’s no surprise the stars don’t seem to share the spotlight with the shows best kept secret. Especially since it has made the series that much more intriguing to watch. So much so, that the series has become the most in demand streaming show to date!

'The Mandalorian' Star Reveals "Mando's" Real Name and Being Outshined by "Baby Yoda"

“After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe.  “The Mandalorian” is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.”

Have you been enjoying The Mandalorian so far? What do you think will happen next? We would love to hear your thoughts in the comments. Be sure to check back here at Chip and Co. for all things Star Wars!

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