In the closing moments of all The Mandalorian Season Two, Jon Favreau once again altered everything. Though it was largely disconnected from the main films and the Skywalker Saga in its first two seasons, The Mandalorian did the impossible, bringing a young Luke to face with Baby Yoda and Mando.
With a dreadful goodbye, Luke takes Lil Grogu away from Daddy Mando to get trained at the Jedi ways. Giancarlo Esposito’s Moff Gideon remains in Mando’s custody. There’s some tension between Mando and Bo-Katan over the Darksaber, which has to be won in combat and makes its owner the chief of the Mandalorians. And Boba Fett, and everyone else, is getting his very own Star Wars spinoff. It is an entirely new future for The Mandalorian, so what is going to happen in Season Three?
The Mandalorian Season 3 Release Date: When Will It Return On Disney+?
We originally believed that Disney had confirmed The Mandalorian season three could premiere in time for Christmas Day, 2021, but it’s now clear that this was speaking to the Boba Fett spin-off rather than Whether this implies that Boba’s first installment will arrive on December 25 or sooner remains unclear. Either way, it’s a festive treat for us all.
This means season three will soon arrive in early 2022 at the earliest. Here is some clarification on the matter from executive producer and showrunner Jon Favreau:
Some #StarWars clarification: #TheBookOfBobaFett is coming next December. It will not run alongside season 3 of #TheMandalorian. As Favreau says here, Mando Season 3 will go start production after next year’s Boba Fett show. pic.twitter.com/8cKF15dw7g
— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) December 21, 2020
And don’t fret too much about possible delays either. Favreau has confirmed in a meeting with Variety that season three is”on schedule”. If right, then filming ought to commence by the beginning of 2021.
Who will be in the cast?
Pedro Pascal will be back as Din Djarin, otherwise Called Mando, and Katee Sackhoff Will Probably return as Bo-Katan, in Addition to Sasha Banks as Koska Reeves. Gina Carano’s Cara Dune and Carl Weathers’ Greef Karga will probably also put in appearances. Temuera Morrison and Ming-Na Wen could perhaps pop up as Boba Fett and Fennec Shand, respectively, but they have their display today, and their issues to be concerned about. Perhaps Rosario Dawson could return as Ahsoka Tano, although her event did look like it was only a one-time thing, plus she’s getting her show as well. Whatever happens, please bring back Peli Motto, Amy Sedaris’ big-haired spaceship mechanic.
The Mandalorian season 3 plot: What will the third season be about?
As previously mentioned, it looks like Boba Fett and Fennec Shand will take center stage in season three. A Boba-themed spin-off has been rumored for quite a while now, but that could have predicted that this would take place in The Mandalorian series itself, instead of a separate entity?
Speaking to People, celebrity Giancarlo Esposito triumphed at what’s next in store for The Mandalorian in season three:
“We’re living in a world that is huge and [that’s ] a lot to research. I think this show is going to start to set the groundwork to the breadth and depth that is likely to come in season three and season four, in which you’re gonna start to get answers.”
These quotes make a lot more sense now we know three new spin-off displays are coming our way. Rangers of the New Republic, Ahsoka, and The Novel of Boba Fett are going to be set during the same deadline as The Mandalorian, so don’t be surprised if they connect to the main show in some capacity. Season three could set all of them up directly.
While we do not know much yet about Rangers of the New Republic, that the Ahsoka spin-off was pretty much a specified already following the character’s live-action introduction in The Mandalorian period two. And Boba’s upcoming solo venture is something that Disney has been planning for quite some time, so we can not wait to see it finally arrive on our displays.
“I am told what’s happening and what the strategy is,” Pascal said about the season three storyline,” but I can not talk about it. They are in the expansion of the world, where there are so many surprises and timelines that are going to be dealt with.
“When the character was to cross into these worlds, then it will be utilized in a means that is not supposed to be expected. I wouldn’t want to spoil the shock of whether or not the characters in the show we already know are crossing over.”
And there is a fantastic chance Pascal hasn’t been told everything – season two’s celebrities were stored in the dark about some fairly major plot points, even the shocking Luke Skywalker cameo wasn’t revealed to those who were at the scene with him!
“I didn’t know. They didn’t inform us” Katee Sackhoff said when asked who she thought the character was during the shoot. “There was a celebrity there with dots on his head.”
“I thought to myself,’ They would have let us know that’ (when it was Luke),” she explained. “You know they said… Who did they say it was?
“I believe Robin (Gadsby, Sackhoff’s spouse ) knew they said it had been, but it was a complete red herring. We did not understand. I understood it had been a Jedi. I understood it had been an X-Wing. So you begin to set things together, but you do not know.”
“I began finding it out in the make-up trailer, basically since you are like,’ Oh wait, who is that?’ ,” Gina Carano, who performs Cara Dune, said. “They did not say it in the script.”
“Everyone who has worked on The Mandalorian is mad Star Wars fans. They possess the shirts and they’re like,’ Wait for a second’. And therefore, everybody starts doing a little whispering.”
But maybe it was not in the script because Jon Favreau had not decided to include the cameo until quite late in the day.
“The story unfolded as I composed,” Favreau said (via IndieWire).” The Mandalorian inherits a great deal from existing Star Wars stories, and once I write, that context is a consideration. It became clear that, over the established continuity, certain things were likely to transpire.”
“We have a tremendous amount of freedom afforded to us because of the gap in time between the two movies,” Favreau said. “Dave Filoni and I are in constant discussion regarding how every story choice is influenced by and will impact, existing Star Wars material.”