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Pedro Pascal Accidentally Revealed The Mandalorian's Real Name

And no, it's not Mando.

The star behind The Mandalorian, Pedro Pascal, accidentally revealed his character’s name during an interview last month where he discussed the new Star Wars series for Disney+.

The Mandalorian is set after the events of Return of the Jedi, but before The Force Awakens and follows the adventures of a bounty hunter as he embarks on a secret mission at the service of a mysterious man with connections to the fallen Empire.

It was originally rumoured that Disney would create a standalone movie about Boba Fett, but they instead moved forward with a story about a different bounty hunter who wears Fett’s classic Mandalorian armour.

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Throughout the series, The Mandalorian’s real name has never been revealed, but Pascal casually let slip the character’s name during an interview with Screen Slam.

The actor said, “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 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.”

Dyn Jarren is the phonetic spelling, as no one really knows how it’s actually spelled.

It seems as though the name isn’t a huge spoiler if Pascal was willing to just drop it in the interview, but it’s still interesting to hear.

Pascal explained a little more about why it’s so interesting to play the character, “I love the opportunity to make him as human and as accessible as possible. Which is strange to say because it’s impossible to get to him because he’s covered in armour from head to toe. And yet, the idea is that he’s relatable – we’re all kind of covered in our own armour and terrified of taking that armour off. And that’s the thing that crosses him over into a character that we’re all going to really want to follow.”

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Favreau previously spoke to Entertainment Weekly about those same influences, “What happens after a revolution? After the celebrations are over, when there’s no structure? Typically, in human history, unless you’re very lucky, those are times of tremendous chaos.

“Like after the Roman Empire falls, or when you don’t have a centralized Shogun in Japan, and, of course the Old West, when there wasn’t any government [on the frontier] — all the types of movies that inspired George Lucas to make Star Wars.”

We can’t talk about The Mandalorian and not mention Baby Yoda, who has become an Internet sensation since the first episode of the show was released.

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In episode four, Baby Yoda and Mando are in the cockpit of the spaceship and Baby Yoda gets the overwhelming urge to press a glowing green button. It’s not been made into a meme about the fight for the radio power switch with Mando turning the music off every time Baby Yoda turns it back on.

Pascal responded to one tweet in particular that had been edited to include Toto’s ‘Africa’ in the scene, saying, “Except I would never switch off that song.”

The Mandalorian really is the gift that keeps on giving.

GoT Creators Reveal The Brutal AF Words Jaime Actually Used To Make Brienne Cry

They were used to "help provoke Brienne's grief".

There were a lot of things that let fans down when it comes to the final season of Game of Thrones, but seeing Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) leave Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie) had to be one of the hardest scenes to watch.

Now, the GoT showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have revealed more details from behind the scenes of that controversial final moment between the pair and they’re absolutely heartbreaking.

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We know that when GoT first started, Jaime was a cruel, selfish character who regularly slept with his sister Cersei. However, he began to change after meeting Brienne in season 2.

At first, the pair didn’t get along, but they slowly found themselves trusting and respecting each other. They were separated for a few seasons but their bond was always strong.

When Jaime left King’s Landing and his sister to fight in the North, fans were hopeful that it signalled a huge change in his character.

Then in the fourth episode of season eight, he and Brienne slept together, but it was just moments after that things went downhill.

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Jaime hears that Cersei is in danger and decides to leave Winterfell and help her. He breaks Brienne’s heart in his final scene with her and it’s now revealed that their goodbye was even harsher than we thought.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Benioff and Weiss revealed in the home video commentary that there was a line that wasn’t in the script, nor in the show, that Coster-Waldau said to Christie to “help provoke Brienne’s grief”.

In his brutally classic Jaime way, he told her, “I don’t love you. No one loves you.”

While the line didn’t make the final cut, it definitely added to the pair’s performance in the scene.

Had the line been included fans would have been even more heartbroken than they already were and would have thought even worse of Jaime than they did.

It would have also undone all the lovely moments between them, including the scene where Jaime knights Brienne before the Battle of Winterfell.

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Benioff and Weiss might have made a lot of mistakes, but at least they didn’t include this one.

The Mandalorian's Baby Yoda Is The Gift That Keeps On Giving With These Memes

"Crying because I'll never hold Baby Yoda's weird little green claw."

The Mandalorian quickly became one of my favourite shows of the year thanks to the inclusion of the adorable Baby Yoda.

I love Baby Yoda, I would do anything for him and I’m not the only one.

And now episode four of The Mandalorian has brought a delightful Baby Yoda meme to life and it’s perfect.

Some say the meme reminds them of Kermit the frog passive-aggressively minding his own business, while others think it reminds them of themselves.

Behold Baby Yoda drinking from a mug:

According to Vanity Fair, Werner Herzog, who stars in the show as The Client is responsible for saving the puppet version of Baby Yoda after seeing The Mandalorian creator and showrunner Jon Favreau and executive producer Dave Filoni removing the puppet from set to prepare to shoot a blank slate so they could add him in digitally if the puppet wasn’t convincing enough.

“You are cowards,” he declared. “Leave it.”

Seriously, how could anyone doubt the power of Baby Yoda?

Now, fans are getting upset about the lack of Baby Yoda merchandise with Favreau reportedly wanting to hold off on making any products in case the existence of the character was leaked early.

The Walt Disney company tells Vanity Fair there are plans to bring out more products in coming weeks, however, at the moment the only real official piece of merchandise is this T-shirt.

Hasbro also confirmed they will not have toys ready for Christmas and we’ll have to wait until 2020 before getting our hands on them.

However, creators on Etsy are already capitalising on the popularity of the character by making crocheted Baby Yoda, felt dolls as well as things like Christmas ornaments featuring the character, sweatshirts and much more.

Gina Carano, who stars in episode four of The Mandalorian told the publication Baby Yoda brings warmth to a show that focuses on a character who prides himself on his lack of feeling, “That just raises the emotional level and the stakes… The Mandalorian and that being’s relationship is really cool to watch.”

And it’s true, we now care so much more about the faceless Mandalorian because he cares so much about the little guy.

But seriously, if Baby Yoda doesn’t get to live happily ever after, I am rioting.

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