LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 18:  Pedro Pascal attends the Los Angeles special screening of "The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent" at DGA Theater Complex on April 18, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images)
Movies - TV
Pedro Pascal Had To Get Permission From The Mandalorian Crew To Join The Last Of Us
The popular story trope of an older protector safeguarding a child is again being used for the live-action adaptation of the successful video game “The Last of Us,” starring Pedro Pascal. This familiar tale is so similar to his “Mandalorian” role that the actor sought permission from producers Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni to avoid any problems with Disney.
In an interview, Pascal addressed the similarities between the two shows, saying, “It definitely came to mind. I noticed there are so many things I’ve seen that visually or thematically reference ‘The Last of Us.’ Like ‘Logan.’ [...] But as far as ‘Mandalorian’ and ‘The Last of Us’ existing in close proximity, for me, it’s the best double-dipping I could possibly imagine.”
Pascal stated that Favreau and Filoni “very generously” agreed to allow the in-demand actor to work on the project from a rival network, adding, “We've improvised making myself available for whatever they need.” “The Last of Us” is set to premiere on HBO Max on January 15, 2023, and the third season of “The Mandalorian” will release on March 1, 2023.