‘The Mandalorian’ is the first live-action series in the ‘Star Wars’ franchise that revolves around a lone bounty hunter who saves a child he was supposed to deliver as a bounty to the evil Imperial Remnant, raises him till he hands the baby over to his own kind, and grows to love him as a father, while they travel across the galaxy together. Din Djarin (or Mando, as he’s more commonly called) is tasked with reuniting Baby Yoda with his own kind – the Jedi Order, that is – at the end of season 1.
All through season 2, the pair embarks on an adventure from one planet to the other in their quest for seeking the Jedi, who will take in Baby Yoda and train him in the ways of the Force. But when the baby is kidnapped by Moff Gideon, an Imperial officer who wants to create Force-friendly soldiers using the baby’s blood, Mando stops at nothing to get his kid back. After the intense ending of the second season, it’s only natural that fans are clamoring to know more about the next season. Here is what’s we know about ‘The Mandalorian’ season 3!
The Mandalorian Season 3 Release Date
‘The Mandalorian’ season 2 released on October 30, 2020, on Disney+ and wrapped up on December 18, 2020, after airing eight episodes. Fans would be delighted to know that even before the conclusion of the second season, the show had been renewed for a third season.
On December 10, 2020, during Disney’s 2020 Investor Day event, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy made an announcement about the release of the third edition of the space adventure drama. Reportedly, due to delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is slated to release slightly later than the previous two installments. If everything goes accordingly, ‘The Mandalorian’ season 3 will premiere sometime around Christmas 2021.
The Mandalorian Season 3 Cast: Who can be in it?
It can be safely assumed that Pedro Pascal will reprise his role as Din Djarin AKA the titular Mando, in the upcoming season 3. We have to be prepared for the possibility that Grogu (Baby Yoda), the series’ main selling point so far, will not make an appearance since he is off with Luke Skywalker to train under him as a Jedi. However, Mando has promised Grogu that they will meet again, so you never know, Disney and Lucasfilm may reunite the adorable twosome in the next season.
Also returning to ‘The Mandalorian’ in season 3 will be Giancarlo Esposito as the conniving Moff Gideon, possibly with an even larger storyline than what he has in the second season. Gina Carano and Carl Weathers are also expected to reprise their roles as Cara Dune and Greef Carga, respectively. Temuera Morrison as Boba Fett and Ming-Na Wen as Fennec Shand may not return to season 3 because they are getting their own spin-off, ‘The Book of Boba Fett’ (premiering December 2021). Katee Sackhoff’s Bo-Katan Kryze can also be expected to have a greater role in ‘The Mandalorian’ season 3.
The Mandalorian Season 3 Plot: What can it be About?
At the end of season 2, Mando and Grogu part ways as Grogu goes away with Luke Skywalker to start his Jedi training. On the other hand, Mando is left with no ship (since Razor Crest got destroyed) and a weapon he doesn’t want. After Mando defeats Moff Gideon in combat in the season 2 finale, he becomes the rightful owner of the Darksaber, a powerful weapon that gives its wielder the right to lay claim to the throne of Mandalore. So while Mando never wanted anything to do with the planet Mandalore, he finds himself as the unwilling heir to its throne.
Season 3 will possibly explore this storyline more and expand on the Mandalore lore as well. Is Din Djarin destined to lead the fight to take back the Mandalorian homeworld and rule over it? It seems to be the direction the show is taking, but even if he rejects his destiny and takes a different path, Mando will almost certainly help with the reclaiming of Mandalore.
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