‘The Mandalorian’ Season 3: Everything You Need to Know
Since Disney took over the Star Wars franchise there have been huge hits, but the one major hit has been The Mandalorian. The Star Wars spin-off series that helped with the success of Disney+ when it first released.
Set after events of the original trilogy, the first two seasons of The Mandalorian has weaved in Star Wars lore from all three movie trilogies, while still creating new and exciting characters to take the saga to brand-new places.
As Both Disney and Star Wars are within our licencing portfolio, here’s everything you need to know about the third season of The Mandalorian.
When will The Mandalorian Season 3 be released on Disney+?
The Mandalorian Season 3 will arrive on Disney+ in February 2023.
Filming for the third season began in October 2021 and wrapped at the end of March 2022.
The first two seasons of The Mandalorian both had eight episodes, so while nothing has been confirmed, it’s probably reasonable to expect eight episodes this time too.
A fourth season for The Mandalorian is in development but won’t be released until 2024.
Is there a trailer for The Mandalorian Season 3?
Yes! Disney unveiled the first trailer for The Mandalorian Season 3 at its recent D23 fan event. And there’s likely to be another trailer before the series arrives next year. Watch the trailer below!
Which characters will be in The Mandalorian Season 3?
Pedro Pascal will once again be back as Din Djarin, a bounty hunter who was adopted into the Mandalorian culture as a youngling after his parents were murdered in the Clone Wars.
Grogu will also be back, which will no doubt mean even more merchandise of the cute Jedi Padawan to be flogged at your nearest Disney Store.
Giancarlo Esposito will also be back – for a time, at least – as the show’s main villain, the sinister Moff Gideon.
Bounty hunter guild leader Greef Karga (Carl Weathers) and scrappy mechanic Peli Motto (Amy Sedaris) will also be returning for the third season. And as the trailer reveals, weapons master and expert on ‘The Mandalorian way’, the Armorer (Emily Swallow) is back to give Mando some sage advice and even better weapons.
Excitingly, Back to the Future star Christopher Lloyd has also joined the cast in a mystery role.
The Mandalorian has become famous for featuring fan-favourite characters from across Star Wars lore. The show previously brought back the likes of Rosario Dawson’s Ahsoka, Katee Sackhoff’s Bo-Katan Kryze, Temuera Morrison’s Boba Fett, and of course, Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill). Babu Frik, and the loveable droidsmith will be making an appearance in The Mandalorian’s third run.
What’s the story so far in The Mandalorian?
A lot has happened since The Mandalorian first introduced us to bounty hunter Din Djarin back in 2019.
Throughout the first season, viewers were given glimpses of Djarin’s backstory through flashbacks. We learned that his family were murdered by separatist droids during the Clone Wars, but Djarin was then adopted into the Mandalorian culture and trained in the ways of their cult.
Originally hired to capture Grogu – an infant of the same species as Jedi Master Yoda – the Mandalorian instead protects him and becomes a father figure to him.
The pair then get embroiled in a series of mostly standalone adventures while remnants of the fallen Galactic Empire attempt to capture Grogu to use his Force abilities.
At the end of The Mandalorian season two Din Djarin rescued Grogu from Moff Gideon’s cruiser, joined by allies Bo-Katan and her Mandalorian warriors. The rescue looked doomed until Jedi Master Luke Skywalker arrives to save the day.
Appearing in several episodes of spin-off series The Book of Boba Fett, Djarin and Grogu were seen departing Tatooine in their new N-1 Starfighter after battling the Pyke syndicate and helping Boba Fett to liberate Mos Espa.
What happens in The Mandalorian Season 3?
Apart from what we’ve seen in the trailer, much of the plot for The Mandalorian Season 3 remains unknown.
After Moff Gideon was captured at the end of season two, it remains to be seen if he will be executed or imprisoned for his crimes. Perhaps he will escape and continue to hunt down Grogu, or perhaps he could turn to the light side of the force.
Grogu has already rejected training in the arts of the Jedi with Luke Skywalker, instead choosing to reunite with Din Djarin, but that won’t stop his force abilities from growing – will he be able to control his powers without the help of a Jedi teacher?
Din Djarin is now the owner of the Darksaber after defeating Moff Gideon, its previous owner, in battle. But this doesn’t please Bo-Katan who believes the weapon should belong to her as the ruler of the Mandalore people. It’s almost certain that the fight for the Darksaber – and the ruler of Mandalore – is far from over.
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