Disney doesn’t do things by halves, and after the season two conclusion of The Mandalorian, fans are eager to learn more about the series’ future.
At the very least, we know season three is on the way, which is fantastic news for lovers of Mando and his adorable muppet buddy…. now all we have to do is wait.
Even though a steady stream of Star Wars spin-offs is being produced, with The Book of Boba Fett, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Ahsoka and Andor on the way, The Mandalorian remains one of the galaxy’s most popular series.
Here’s all you need to know about season three of The Mandalorian.
Season 3 of The Mandalorian: When Will It Return on Disney+?
Producers Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni stated That Mandalorian’s third season would premiere in February 2023 as part of the Star Wars Celebrations on May 26th, 2022. This will be followed by Ahsoka later that year.
The statement put an end to a lot of conjecture about when it might air, with even the cast unsure.
“You’ll receive it as soon as possible,” Giancarlo Esposito, who plays Moff Gideon, remarked on The Rich Eisen Show.
“There are a few more things I need to do before I can put the final touches on my work.” However, I believe it will occur this summer. There is currently no set date, but one will be announced shortly.”
However, in a significant Star Wars interview with Pedro Pascal and the other new galaxy’s top stars for Vanity Fair, it was revealed that the program will premiere “in late 2022 or early 2023.”
TVLine originally stated that The Mandalorian will premiere in December, in line with prior seasons’ release dates.
Now we know we’ll be without fresh adventures with Din Dujardin and Grogu for the rest of 2022… but there are plenty of other Star Wars shows to keep us occupied, starting with the recently launched Obi-Wan Kenobi series.
Who will appear in Season 3 of The Mandalorian?
Pedro Pascal will reprise his role as Din Djarin, the main Mandalorian on whom the whole series is based, as part of the release date announcement (presumably with help from stunt doubles Barry Lowin, Brendan Wayne, and Lateef Crowder).
Pascal’s back-up actor Following the season two conclusion, Brendan Wayne verified this on Instagram, writing: “No spoilers!!!” But, just in case the rest of the world doesn’t already know, Pedro Pascal is fantastic. This season’s adventure they wrote for him was breathtaking. Pedro’s ability to go beyond the page and create something amazing. “Many thanks, Pedro Pascal.”
“Yes!! “, he said. Pedro is returning. There was never any doubt in my mind. DO NOT BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU SEE ON THE INTERNET.”
Baby Yoda (we’re not going to name him Grogu because we can’t) will also be back for further adventures around the cosmos, which is a comfort given how popular he is right now! I’m glad they were able to secure the deal.
Katee Sackhoff, who plays Bo-Katan Kryze, has been confirmed to return. She revealed that the character had “unfinished business” at the Star Wars Celebration announcement panel.
This foreboding warning may allude to a feud between Bo-Katan and his old ally Din Djarin over the Darksaber.
When Digital Spy asked Ming-Na Wen, who portrays Fennec Shand, about her character’s role in the third chapter, she expressed some skepticism.
“I’m not sure.” I’m sure you’ll find out before I do. “You guys have your fingers in every pie,” she explained. “I mean, come on, you’re asking the wrong guy because I had no idea I was shooting The Book of Boba Fett.”
Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito) will have a greater role in season three, according to the actor, and will be even more dangerous than before.
“He is the über villain who is all-powerful and understands everything about technology and all these other things,” he told Metro. So, suffice it to say, you’ll be seeing Moff again… and very soon.”
Greef Karga (confirmed by Carl Weathers) and Ahsoka Tano are two more likely returns (Rosario Dawson).
Cara Dune is one character that will not be returning. Gina Carano has been fired from The Mandalorian for uploading inflammatory social media remarks over the first two seasons. You may learn more about it by clicking here.
“I don’t really see Disney as left-leaning or right-leaning, but rather as standing for principles,” Disney CEO Bob Chapek remarked on a conference call with investors (via The Hollywood Reporter) after being chastised by one caller following Carano’s firing.
“Values that apply to everyone.” Respected values. Decency values are values that are held in high regard. Integrity and inclusivity are two ideals that we hold dear.”
Carano’s representation at the time, United Talent Agency, also dropped her.
Don’t be shocked if additional guest stars, particularly those experienced with the Force, emerge in season three now that The Mandalorian is establishing deeper links with a galaxy far, far away. Perhaps young Luke Skywalker (a deepfaked CGI invention in The Book of Boba Fett, complete with a digitally generated, de-aged voice) will return? One of the fish nuns from The Last Jedi is our bet.
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Regarding *that* incredible scene from Mando season two, Hamill expressed his gratitude for the chance on social media, praising filmmaker Peyton Reed, who helmed the episode.
“Dear @MrPeytonReed,” Hamill replied, “I am very pleased to have been given the unexpected opportunity to rejoin my character when he was still a beacon of hope and optimism.”
“Your calm leadership and kindness were critical components of the experience, and I appreciate it more than I can express #ThankYOU.”
Oh, and don’t be shocked if Bryce Dallas Howard, the immensely gifted director, returns to helm another episode in season three (she’s currently working on The Book of Boba Fett episode five). Here’s what she has to say about villainous Baby Yoda, and here’s what she has to say about season two’s greatest critique.
What will be the plot of the third season of The Mandalorian?
The Mandalorian’s second season came to a close with a lot of unanswered questions about what would happen in season three.
The post-credits sequence was first thought to have been intended to build up a new plot centered on Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison) and Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen). It did, but only because it was The Book of Boba Fett. It’s not so much a Mandalorian plot as it is a spin-off set in the same universe as the Mandalorian arc.
“I just thought it was for The Mandalorian season three when I was told I was going to become a series regular,” Ming-Na Wen told Digital Spy. “Then it stated 301, 302, 303, 304 when the scripts came out.” So I simply figured I was signing on because my contracts didn’t specify The Mandalorian.
“So for two weeks, I had no idea I was actually filming the spin-off while working with Tem and Robert [Rodriguez].”
“When the crew and cast found out, they thought they were going to die.” It was really insane. So, yeah, finding out that I was filming The Book of Boba Fett was fantastic [laughs]. In a manner, it’s called The Mandalorian 2.5. So I wasn’t completely incorrect.”
Fans who have finished The Book of Boba Fett are well aware of the situation, but in case you missed it, the last episodes of Boba Fett lay the stage for the upcoming season of The Mandalorian.
As the event came to a conclusion, Boba and Fennec expressed their apprehension about being viewed as heroes, which is understandable considering their vicious background. Fennec’s response to Boba’s “We are not suited for this”? “If not us, who?” says the narrator.
When a stranger offers them a melon, they respond. Black Krrsantan and Sophie Thatcher’s Drash, the leaders of the cyborg street gang of Mods, get it from Fett. In principle, these figures may take Boba Fett’s position on Jabba the Hutt’s old throne, allowing Boba to return to his former life as a bounty hunter. If not the light, at least the melon.
After that, we get a sweet view of Mando soaring away with Grog.
As a result, we anticipated that the plot would begin to unfold. Boba Fett had witnessed the third season of the Mandalorian (the reunion of Mando and Grog). (For your convenience, we’ve done a deep dive for you.)
Giancarlo Esposito hinted at what to expect in season three of The Mandalorian in an interview with People, stating, “We’re living in a universe that is immense and [has] so much to discover.”
“So I believe this season will begin to create the basis for the depth and breadth that will come in seasons three and four when you’ll truly start to receive answers.”
Bryce Dallas Howard, who helmed the second season’s episode ‘The Heiress,’ spoke to Digital Spy on the show’s desire to explore the larger world and incorporate themes that a casual Star Wars fan would not be aware of.
“Of course, I believe it’s an extremely careful balance,” she remarked. “As an actor, I’m used to answering things like that because, for example, working on the Jurassic franchise, it’s like, ‘OK, we can have some fun with some deep cuts for the fans, but at the end of the day, it’s about a good tale, well told.’
“‘How do you strike that balance?” What role may anything established in Jurassic World: Dominion play in the story?’
“If you’re doing a biography and there are a bunch of minor characters – but you can go read about all of them because they lived and their lives are well-documented and things – it’ll only further enrich the biopic that’s centered on the one individual,” she continued.
“Because you’ll have these completely fleshed-out other characters who are a part of the story even if it’s not centered on them.”
Now that we know three new spin-off programs are in the pipeline, these remarks make a lot more sense. Rangers of the New Republic, Ahsoka, and The Book of Boba Fett are all set in the same universe as The Mandalorian, so don’t be surprised if they tie to the main program in some way (as BoBF has already done). In fact, season three may directly set them all up.
While we don’t know much about Rangers of the New Republic just yet, the Ahsoka spin-off seemed a foregone conclusion following the character’s live-action debut in season two of The Mandalorian. Of course, Boba’s solo project is already out there.
“I’m informed what’s going on and what the strategy is,” Pascal stated of the season three narrative (via Indiewire), “but I can’t disclose it.” They’re in the process of expanding this planet, which means there will be a lot of unforeseen surprises and timetables to cope with.
“If the character enters these realms, it will be used in a way that isn’t intended to be expected.” I don’t want to give anything away about whether or not we’ll see characters from the program we already know.”
Even the shocking Luke Skywalker cameo wasn’t revealed to those in the scene with him, so there’s a good chance Pascal hasn’t been told everything. Season two’s stars were kept in the dark about some pretty major plot points, and even the shocking Luke Skywalker cameo wasn’t revealed to those in the scene with him.
“I had no idea.” When asked who she believed the character was during the production, Katee Sackhoff stated, “They didn’t tell us.” “An actor with dots on his face was present. “If it was Luke, I thought to myself, ‘They would have let us know,'” she added. “You know, they said… Who did they say it was?” “You know, they said… Who did they say it was?”
“I believe Robin Gadsby (Sackhoff’s partner) knew who they claimed it was, but it was all a ruse.” As a result, we had no idea. It was obvious it was a Jedi. It was obvious it was an X-Wing. So you begin to piece things together, but you have no idea.”
However, it’s possible that it wasn’t in the screenplay since Jon Favreau chose to incorporate the appearance late in the day.
“As I wrote it, the tale unfurled,” Favreau added (via IndieWire). “The Mandalorian borrows heavily from existing Star Wars storylines, and I always keep that in mind when I write.” It became evident that certain things were going to happen within the established continuity.”
When Favreau presented the concepts to Hamill, he was taken aback.
On The Tonight Show, he remarked, “I was completed playing that character, and I never intended to perform it again.” “I assumed if they ever told Luke tales around that period, after the originals and prequels, they’d cast an age-appropriate actor.” So I was very taken aback when [series creator] Jon Favreau and [producer] Dave Filoni told me what they planned to accomplish.”
Sackhoff is hoping for a continuation of Bo-narrative, Katan’s but she is also in the dark(saber) about it (via ScreenRant).
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“One of the avenues that may be gone down – obviously, you’d assume – would be the unfinished business,” Sackhoff remarked of the way Lucasfilm left him in season two. “But that’s much above my pay grade, and you just don’t know what you’re talking about, right?” I’m simply looking forward to seeing what they come up with as a fan of the program.”
When will we get a trailer for The Mandalorian season 3?
Unfortunately, a trailer for The Mandalorian does not appear to be in the works just yet.
But that’s alright since, in the meanwhile, there is a slew of Baby Yoda memes and vids circulating that are deserving of being seen over and over again.
We’ll have plenty of other Star Wars shows to keep us entertained. We’ll keep you updated as soon as we learn more.
Seasons 1 and 2 of The Mandalorian, as well as The Book of Boba Fett and Obi-Wan Kenobi, are now available to view on Disney+.