The Mandalorian season 2 ended with an epic ending, and fans have been eager to learn more about what The Mandalorian Season 3 has in store. The good news is that filming for The Mandalorian Season 3 has begun, but the bad news is that Lucasfilm is keeping its cards close to its chest otherwise.
The Book of Boba Fett’s final episodes, however, appear to set up The Mandalorian’s next season, with the Disney Plus series **SPOILER ALERT** leaving the titular bounty hunter in the shadows as we caught up with Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal), everyone’s favorite modern Star Wars character Grogu, aka Baby Yoda, and other characters from The Mandalorian.
While actor Pascal is slated to resume his role as the main character in The Mandalorian season 3, he will not be seen with Gina Carano’s ex-Rebel bruiser and Republic Marshal Cara Dune, who was killed off after “abhorrent” social media statements from the actor, according to Lucasfilm.
With spin-offs like Ahsoka on the way, actor Pascal has indicated that more crossovers may be on the road in the future.
He told IndieWire, “They are in the expansion of this planet, where there are so many unforeseen surprises and timelines that will be dealt with.”
“If the character crosses over into these worlds, he or she will be used in ways that aren’t expected. I don’t want to give anything away about whether or not we’ll see characters from the program we already know.”
For now, keep reading to learn everything you need to know about season 3 of The Mandalorian.
The Mandalorian Season 3 Release Date
According to a fresh claim from TV Line, The Mandalorian season 3 will be released around the holidays.
If that’s the case, assuming it’s still dropping episodes on Wednesdays, December 7, December 14, December 21, or December 28 will be the launch dates. The second and third options are the most plausible.
There’s more good news: Greef Karga actor Carl Weathers announced that The Mandalorian season 3 began filming at the end of 2021. This suggests that the series will most likely premiere in late 2022. The Mandalorian Season 3, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Andor will all be available on Disney Plus in 2022.
According to a report from THR. Disney, on the other hand, has confirmed that Andor and the Obi-Wan Kenobi series will both be released in 2022 but hasn’t said anything about The Mandalorian Season 3. Is it possible that the show will premiere in 2023? Hopefully, we will soon receive official confirmation.
The Mandalorian Season 3 Cast:
Before the season two conclusion, we expected Pedro Pascal would reprise his role as the main character (presumably with help from stunt doubles Barry Lowin, Brendan Wayne, and Lateef Crowder). And, of course, we figured he’d be joined by a by Yoda (we’re not going to name him Grogu because we can’t), another well-known figure.
However, the conclusion of their story felt abrupt, leading us to conclude that the post-credits sequence was added to build up a new plot centered on Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison) and Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen). It happened, and it’s called The Book of Boba Fett. It’s not strictly a Mandalorian plot, but rather a spin-off set in the same universe as the Mandalorian arc.
“I honestly assumed it was for The Mandalorian season three when I was told I was going to become a series regular,” Ming-Na Wen told NEWS MEDIA. “When the scripts were released, it said 301, 302, 303, 304. So I just figured I was signing on because my contracts didn’t state The Mandalorian.” So, for two weeks, I had no idea that I was actually shooting the spin-off while working with Tem and Robert [Rodriguez].
“They were dying when the crew and cast found out. It was completely insane. So, yeah, finding out that I was shooting The Book of Boba Fett was fantastic [laughs]. In a way, it’s called The Mandalorian 2.5. So I wasn’t completely incorrect.”
Thankfully, now that Boba Fett has his own show, we can rest confident that Pedro and, most likely, Grogu will appear in season three of The Mandalorian.
Pascal’s backup actor Following the finale, Brendan Wayne verified this in an Instagram post: “There will be 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 magnificent. Thank you very much, Pedro Pascal.”
He went on to say: “Yes, please!! Pedro is returning. There was never any doubt in my mind. DO NOT BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU READ ON THE INTERNET.”
When NEWS MEDIA asked Ming-Na Wen about her character’s involvement in the third chapter, she expressed some reservations: “I’m not sure. I’m sure you’ll find out before I do. You’ve got your ears to the ground on everything. Come on, you’re asking the wrong person because I had no idea I was filming The Book of Boba Fett.”
Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito) will have a bigger role in season three, according to the actor, and will be even more dangerous than before. In October 2021, he told Metro.co.uk: “He’s the all-powerful supervillain who knows all there is to know about technology and everything else. So, suffice it to say, you’ll be seeing Moff again… and very soon.”
The following is a list of other potential returnees in The Mandalorian Season 3:
• Greef Karga (Greef Karga) (Carl Weathers, confirmed)
• Bo-Katan (Rosario Dawson) • Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson) (Katee Sackhoff)
Cara Dune is one character that will not be returning. Gina Carano has been fired from The Mandalorian for uploading inflammatory social media remarks during the first two seasons. “I don’t really see Disney as characterizing itself as left-leaning or right-leaning, yet instead of standing for values,” Disney CEO Bob Chapek remarked on a conference call with investors (via The Hollywood Reporter) after being chastised by one caller following Carano’s dismissal.
“Universal values are those that are shared by all people. 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 more guest stars, particularly those knowledgeable with the Force, emerge in season three now that The Mandalorian is establishing deeper connections with a galaxy far, far away. Perhaps young Luke Skywalker (a deepfaked CGI construct in The Book of Boba Fett, complete with a digitally generated voice) will pay us another visit? One of the fish nuns from The Last Jedi is our bet.
Regarding *that* incredible scene from Mando s2, Hamill expressed his gratitude for the opportunity on social media, thanking filmmaker Peyton Reed, who helmed the episode.
“Dear @MrPeytonReed,” Hamill responded, “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 surprised if Bryce Dallas Howard, the immensely gifted director, returns to helm another episode in season three (she’s already working on The Book of Boba Fett episode five). While we wait for that, read about her thoughts on the wicked Baby Yoda here and her reaction to season two’s biggest critique here.
The Mandalorian Season 3 Trailer:
The Mandalorian’s first season began filming in October 2018 and premiered in November of the same year. In the meanwhile, the first trailer was released in late August 2019. Season 2 of The Mandalorian will begin filming in November 2019 and will premiere in October 2020.
On September 15, 2020, the Mandalorian season 2 trailer was released. Each trailer was released eight to ten months after production began. Given that filming for The Mandalorian Season 3 has begun, the first teaser might arrive as early as June 2022. However, we believe it will arrive later.
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The Mandalorian Season 3 Story
Dave Filoni has given us our first taste of what to expect in The Mandalorian Season 3: “There will be a slew of fresh adventures in the near future. I have to be cautious because I can’t say anything particular, but I believe the Force will be strong in this case, to put it like way.” While this does not reveal much, it does sound very Mando.
The Mandalorian Season 3 could deal with a slew of loose ends that need to be resolved.
Mando and Bo-claim Katan’s to the Darksaber looks to be at the top of the list among them.
Din accidentally claimed the Mandalore weapon by defeating Moff Gideon in combat during Chapter 16. Bo-Katan would now have to defeat Mando in combat if he wished to reclaim it from Gideon. There appeared to be a plot hole in The Clone Wars, with Sabine Wren simply handing over the Darksaber to Bo-Katan with no problems, but that was resolved in The Book of Boba Fett.
The Armorer believes that Bo-reign Katan’s of Mandalore ended in disaster because he was given the Darksaber rather than conquering it. Din, on the other hand, appears to want to keep the weapon and use it to pursue a reward — after receiving some training from the Armorer on how to handle it.
Grogu’s reunion with Din is yet another key story point. Baby Yoda was torn between becoming a Jedi and staying with Papa Mando in The Book of Boba Fett, but he chose the latter. It’ll be interesting to see if the youngster gets second thoughts, or if Luke Skywalker will have a bigger role in The Mandalorian.
Grogu’s abilities appear to be set to remain a prominent element of The Mandalorian. Giancarlo Esposito, who plays Moff Gideon, revealed why the villain is so desperate to get his hands on Baby Yoda: “I’m going to acquire this child,” he stated at GalaxyCon, “and it’s for a totally different purpose than many people assume.” “We want everyone to know, eventually on this show, that this child has magical powers and can see the future, and we want everyone to know that this child could save our universe.”
If that’s the case, it’s understandable that the Empire is still hunting the Child, and it’s also possible that we’ll see the tiny green guy again. Esposito also cracked a joke: “I’m going to kill this baby, and you’re going to watch it. [Laughs] What do you think? It’s just incorrect, but you know what, I’ve got to hold out someplace and win.” Let’s hope that doesn’t turn out to be the case…
The actor has also stated that his character will remain a formidable opponent. “He’s the all-powerful supervillain who knows all there is to know about technology and everything else. So, suffice it to say, you’ll run into Moff again… and soon “He told Metro.co.uk about it.
Despite the fact that Gideon is no longer on the loose, he appears to have one more plan in mind. He’s definitely been supplied material from an unknown source throughout the season, and it’s something he brings up during the season 2 finale. It wouldn’t be surprising if the new season of Disney Plus delves more into that connection. Is it possible that that’s Thrawn? Is there another key role in the Empire that we’re not aware of?
FAQ about The Mandalorian Season 3
Who will write and direct The Mandalorian Season 3?
Jon Favreau, who has worked on Iron Man and The Jungle Book and is a master of both producing and directing, is the showrunner and principal writer for the series, though he is ably backed by Star Wars: Clone Wars TV veteran Dave Filoni.