The new first-ever live-action Star Wars series The Mandalorian premiers November 12th onto Disney+. This new series takes place five years after the events of Return Of The Jedi. According to the official by-line, it will follow a “lone gunslinger” on his adventures through the Outer rim. Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones) stars as the lone gunslinger. And, according to Pascal, there are quite a few parallels between his old show and his new one.

The Mandalorian Panel
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Obviously portraying The Mandalorian is not the first time Pascal will have ever portrayed a sci-fi/fantasy character. We of course know Pedro Pascal from his having starred in Game Of Thrones as Oberyn Martell. The Chilean-American actor from Santiago recently spoke to Entertainment Weekly, and had had quite a bit to say on the comparison of GoT to Star Wars.

Pedero Pascal Compares The Mandalorian to Game of Thrones

I see enormous parallels between the world of Star Wars and the world of Game of Thrones. Game of Thrones might not exist if not for Star Wars, in the way that this world-building genre [took] science fiction to a new level in the way that Game of Thrones takes fantasy to a new level. And the way that it represents such concrete realities that we live in, although the irony being that it’s science fiction and fantasy.”

Pedro Pascal is not wrong about this at all. Game of Thrones likely wouldn’t have existed if not for Star Wars. And yes, both properties took their specific genres to the next level. It should come as no surprise that ,like Pedro Pascal, Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are also making the leap from GoT to Star Wars.

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Pedro Pascal at The Mandalorian panel.

It will be interesting to see Pascal take on such a classic and iconic Star Wars character identity in The Mandalorian. All of the fans are hoping for something amazing with this series. With the footage that was shown at Star Wars Celebration, this series looks like it will not disappoint.

Source: Entertainment Weekly