Jon Favreau voiced the character Paz Vizsla in chapter three of the Disney+ series The Mandalorian called The Sin. This marks the third time Favreau has voiced a character in the Star Wars universe as he was the voice behind Pre Vizsla in The Clone Wars animated TV series and the four-limbed Rio Durant in Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Another apparent Easter egg arises in the form of a hulking fellow Mandalorian who first menaces the hero, then comes to his rescue in the final act. He’s voiced by series creator Favreau, but performed by Tait Fletcher, the real-life MMA fighter and John Wick villain who played the bearded cantina tough guy in the opening scene of Chapter One.
Favreau previously voiced the Mandalorian warlord known as Pre Vizsla in the animated series The Clone Wars, and the credits reveal that this new character is named Paz Vizla—a slightly different spelling of the last name (perhaps a mistake?) but too close to be coincidence. This has to be someone from the House of Vizsla, and a nod toward Favreau’s earlier character.
There’s also a bit of Iron Man to Paz, who flies alongside the Mandalorian’s starship at the end, using his rocket pack. “I gotta get one of those,” Mando mutters to himself. (Favreau, of course, directed Iron Man and Iron Man 2.)
And finally, there’s a dialogue Easter egg that’s pretty easy to catch. When Mando asks Greef Karga why he should trust him, his bounty boss replies with a paraphrase of Princess Leia’s request to help from Obi-Wan Kenobi in the original Star Wars: “Because I’m your only hope,” Karga says.
Now that The Mandalorian has re-kidnapped Baby Yoda and made a run for it with every bounty hunter in proximity chasing after, hope is going to be in short supply.
Read about more Easter Eggs in the third chapter of The Mandalorian which aired on Disney+ yesterday.