The Mandalorian is formally returning for a 3rd yr after two profitable seasons of Mando and Child Yoda traversing throughout the galaxy, and we have rounded up all the things we all know up to now about the way forward for the present.
We’ve got three spin-off reveals straight from The Mandalorian – The Ebook of Boba Fett, Ahsoka and Star Wars: Rangers of the New Republic.
Disney can be engaged on Andor, a Rogue One prequel collection starring Diego Luna, and Ewan McGregor will reprise his function as Obi-Wan Kenobi in one more spin-off collection.
So. A lot. Star Wars.
Try our full information to all of the Star Wars content material on Disney+ for extra on what you may watch now, and what’s on the best way. In any other case, carry on studying for all the things you want to learn about The Mandalorian season three.
When will The Mandalorian season three air?
Filming for The Mandalorian season three has now kicked off in California, in accordance with Carl Weathers. Disney has now confirmed that the collection will air someday between late 2022 and early 2023.
Mandalorian, season #three begins for Yours Actually, on tomorrow. Greef Karga will likely be again on Disney+. #BePeace
— Carl Weathers (@TheCarlWeathers)
October 12, 2021
In case you have been confused by the post-credits scene on the finish of season two, The Ebook of Boba Fett is a separate collection from The Mandalorian – although it does tie into the present closely.
Who’s within the solid of The Mandalorian season three?
Pedro Pascal will return to the main function of Din Djarin (AKA Mando), as confirmed by The Ebook of Boba Fett – extra on that under.
As for who will likely be becoming a member of him, we anticipate to see the returns of Rocky’s Carl Weathers, and naturally, the massive dangerous of the present, Breaking Unhealthy’s Giancarlo Esposito. We additionally anticipate Katee Sackhoff to return as Bo-Katan Kryze, the unique wielder of the Darksaber, as this was one of many plot arcs left open-ended post-season two.
As well as, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Again to the Future star Christopher Lloyd will characteristic in season three. His function is disclosed, however it’s prone to be a visitor spot fairly than a reoccurring function (like Stephen Root in The Ebook of Boba Fett).
One actor who will not be returning is Gina Carano as Cara Dune. iO9 reported that Lucasfilm launched the next assertion:
“Gina Carano just isn’t at present employed by Lucasfilm and there aren’t any plans for her to be sooner or later. Nonetheless, her social media posts denigrating individuals primarily based on their cultural and non secular identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.”
This comes off the again of Carano sharing an anti-Semitic story on her Instagram, in addition to months of different posts supporting anti-mask behaviour, spreading conspiracies in regards to the US election, denouncing the usage of pronouns and supporting posts that mocked the Black Lives Matter motion.
Cara Dune was a serious character in The Mandalorian and had been set as much as presumably play an enormous half in The Rangers of the New Republic. Based on The Hollywood Reporter, a spokesperson from Lucasfilm has confirmed that the character is not going to be recast.
Rosario Dawson will likely be starring in her personal spin-off collection as Ahsoka Tano – however we may see her make one other cameo look, as her present takes place in the identical timeline as The Mandalorian. We additionally consider that Ahsoka will air after season three, so her coming in to arrange her spin-off present would make sense.
Temuera Morrison performed fairly a pivotal function as Boba Fett in season two, and Mando equally performed an enormous half in his personal collection. We would not be shocked to see crossovers with each characters as soon as once more, and maybe an look from Ming-Na Wen as sniper Fennec Shand.
Who will write and direct season three?
Behind the cameras, Jon Favreau, who’s a dab hand at each producing and directing and introduced us Iron Man and The Jungle Ebook, is the showrunner and lead author for the collection, although he is ably assisted by Star Wars: Clone Wars TV veteran Dave Filoni.
What to anticipate from season three
Spoilers for season two of The Mandalorian and The Ebook of Boba Fett under
Season two of The Mandalorian had in all probability essentially the most surprising visitor look we have ever had within the present. The Jedi Grasp himself – a younger Luke Skywalker – got here aboard Moff Gideon’s mild cruiser and single-handedly destroyed all of the Darkish Troopers with full ease.
As soon as he’d cleaned out the trash, he revealed that he had arrived by answering the decision from Grogu (AKA The Baby and/or Child Yoda), and was right here to coach him within the methods of the Jedi. After a heartbreaking goodbye between Din Djarin and Child Yoda, Luke left with Grogu in tow.
The remainder of the story continues in episodes 5, six and 7 of The Ebook of Boba Fett – which basically acts as The Mandolorian season 2.5.
Grogu has been coaching within the methods of the Jedi with Luke Skywalker on a mysterious forest planet the place a Jedi temple is being constructed – a spot that may ultimately practice many younger padawans, together with Ben Solo/Kylo Ren.
Din Djarin went to go to the planet to reunite with Grogu however was stopped by Ahsoka, who believed that it will set the younger trainee again on his path to changing into a Jedi. He left a chunk of armour in her look after her to go on.
She then left this with Luke, who gave Grogu a selection: take the armour and return to the care of the Mandalorian, or take Yoda’s outdated lightsaber and proceed to coach as a Jedi, however by no means see the Mandalorian once more.
Fortunately, Grogu selected the latter and was delivered to Peli Motto’s workshop by R2-D2. The Baby and Din Djarin reunited throughout a battle sequence on Mos Espa in Tatooine with Boba Fett, the place Child Yoda helped take down a droid and tame a wild Rancor from destroying town with a Jedi thoughts trick.
The episode ends with Child Yoda demanding that Mando take his Naboo starfighter into high speeds from his personal little seat. So, which means season three of The Mandalorian will kick off with Mando and Child Yoda reunited, as we needed all alongside.
There are nonetheless some unresolved points – Luke gave us a glimpse into when Grogu was initially taken from his dwelling throughout the Nice Jedi Purge. The Mandalorian season three could delve into these previous occasions.
Giancarlo Esposito revealed at GalaxyCon that Moff Gideon is in pursuit of Grogu for causes that followers aren’t but conscious of. He advised a younger fan, “This baby has magic powers, [is] 50 years outdated, and might see the long run, and we would like everybody to know, ultimately on this present, that [Grogu] may save our universe.”
Then there’s additionally the difficulty of the Darksaber. Moff Gideon revealed that Mando was the rightful winner of the weapon after defeating him in fight. This got here as a blow to Bo-Katan, as she wants the blade to reclaim the throne of Mandalore. To ensure that her to win the Darksaber, she’d have to defeat Mando in fight.
Episode 5 of The Ebook of Boba Fett confirmed that Mando has no intention of giving up the Darksaber, particularly after being challenged for it by Paz Vizsla.
The identical episode additionally revealed that technically, Din Djarin is now not a Mandalorian. The Armorer requested if he had eliminated his helmet, and when he admitted as such, she said that he’d violated the creed of the faith.
Mandalorians can redeem themselves, however can solely achieve this by going to the waters beneath the mines of Mandalore itself. Nevertheless, these are allegedly destroyed. So, will Mando proceed to attempt to discover a strategy to atone? Or, will we lastly get to see Pedro Pascal with out his helmet extra typically?
Mando has a model new ship, courtesy of Peli Moto. While it is not a direct substitute of the now destroyed Razer Crest, it is arguably higher – an outdated N-1 starfighter. While out on the take a look at flight, Mando attracted the eye of Captain Carson Teva and Lieutenant Reed and needed to velocity off to keep away from any questions. We will in all probability anticipate to see this duo once more.
The Ebook of Boba Fett post-credits scene revealed that Cobb Vanth wasn’t killed by Cad Bane in any case – he is therapeutic up within the Bacta Tank. So, we may see Mando’s outdated buddy make one other look subsequent season.
Lastly, we nonetheless have the Imperial forces to cope with. Gideon could also be captured for now, however he isn’t useless but. Stragglers of the Empire are nonetheless alive throughout the galaxy, and this present seems to be organising for a way the First Order got here to be. The cloning and experimentations with Grogu’s blood appear to be hinting in the direction of how Snoke was created – however it could possibly be one thing else fully.
Due to Ahsoka, we additionally know that Grand Admiral Thrawn is knocking about someplace within the galaxy, so he could possibly be the following huge dangerous on the record.