We all know when the following season of The Mandalorian will hit Disney Plus. In an announcement that got here from the official Star Wars twitter account, Lucasfilm confirmed season 3, starring Pedro Pascal within the title function, will premiere on Mar. 1. There was no accompanying trailer, simply a brand new nonetheless picture, however Disney launched a teaser for the brand new season on the D23 Expo in September.
The Mandalorian’s season 2 finale on the tail finish of 2020 appeared to shut the e-book on the present we knew. By the ultimate scene, the Mandalorian and his pal Grogu discovered a semblance of closure of their race throughout the galaxy because of a well-recognized face. After all, just a few lingering plot threads made a season 3 fully potential — what would Din Djarin do with that pesky Darksaber?
Then The E book of Boba Fett, nominally a showcase for Temura Morrison’s famed Star Wars bounty hunter, shocked many watchers by devoting a number of episodes to Din Djarin — some with out a single look from Boba Fett himself. And episodes with lasting developments in Djarin’s story. Any Mandalorian fan who sits down for the present’s third season with out watching Boba Fett is signing up for lots of confusion.
[Ed. note: The following paragraph contains spoilers for The Book of Boba Fett.]
By the tip of Fett, our Mandalorian had been exiled from his adopted sect for permitting others to see him with out his helmet, and after a lot deliberation about whether or not Grogu can be higher off as a Jedi or a Mandalorian, father and son have been reunited. Fairly the reversal from the finale of season 2!
With E book of Boba Fett airing its closing episode in February of 2022, it’s been a protracted wait with out an replace on the adventures of Mando and Grogu. Experiences from April 2020 urged that work on The Mandalorian season 3 was already underway earlier than the season 2 premiere. Because of the present’s distinctive “stagecraft” expertise, which permits the crew to shoot principally indoors in opposition to a rear-projected LED display screen, the belief was that even by means of COVID-19 restrictions a brand new season may stand up and operating in time for a 2021 launch.
However shortly after the season 2 finale premiere, Jon Favreau took to Good Morning America to make clear, barely, the Star Wars present rollout plans, which by then included Andor, Obi-Wan, Rangers of the New Republic, Ahsoka, and all the pieces else introduced within the notorious 2019 Star Wars TV present data dump.
Favreau stated on the time that The E book of Boba Fett would debut in December of 2021 — he was proper! — and by then, the Star Wars crew would already be at work on The Mandalorian season 3 “again with the principle character that we’ve recognized and beloved.” Sources ultimately confirmed that season 3 started capturing in October 2021.
With Lucasfilm juggling different huge Disney Plus reveals this fall — like Andor, Tales of the Jedi and Willow, all earlier than The Unhealthy Batch season 2 premieres in January — that left Mando pushed out to 2023. However whereas followers of The Mandalorian could also be ravenous for one thing new, a minimum of March is barely three months away.