“The Mandalorian” Season 3 Will Be Biggest Yet, Season 4 Already Written
In the strict, honor and duty-bound codes of the Mandalorians, one of the gravest sins you can commit is removing your helmet. We know that’s precisely what Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) did when he bid farewell to Grogu in season 2. It was an unthinkable breach, yet it movingly spoke to the connection Din Djarin and the foundling had forged over their dangerous adventures. In season 3, Din will be doing his best to make ammends for this all-too-human failure as he reunites with Grogu and heads back to his home planet of Mandalore.
Mending ties with his people is but one of the challenges that await Din and Grogu in season 3. We know that the Disney+ smash hit has recruited some incredible filmmakers to direct fresh episodes, including Black Panther cinematographer Rachel Morrison, Minari writer/director Lee Isaac Chung, The Mandalorian co-star Carl Weathers, and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse co-director Peter Ramsey. Returning directors include Bryce Dallas Howard and Rick Famuyiwa. Famuyiwa has promised that season 3 will be the most ambitious to date.
In an interview with SFX, Famuyiwa said the upcoming season will boast the biggest, most harrowing adventures yet for our dynamic duo of Din Djarin and Grogu, yet the beating heart of the series, their relationship, remains the narrative engine. “I think every season you try to tell a simple story that connects, I can say that this season has certainly been the biggest yet, the most ambitious yer – it was almost crazy to try to do everything we’ve trite do this season – but I thin that ambition is just driven by wanting to continue to make these stories great,” Famuyiwa told SFX. “For me, the foundation has always been that simple relationship between Mando and Grogu. The adventures get bigger, and the characters you meet might be as iconic as Luke Skywalker, but it’s always in the service of that simple story. That’s taken us to bigger and bigger places, and certainly, this season is the biggest yet.”
While we await the arrival of The Mandalorian season 3, creator Jon Favreau revealed to French television network BFMTV that season 4 is already written. “I’ve written it already. We have to know where we are going to tell a fully formed story. So, we had mapped it out, Dave [Filoni] and I. And then slowly you just write each episode. So I was writing it during post-production, because all of it has to feel like a continuation and one full story.”
The live-action Star Wars universe has expanded on Disney+ since The Mandalorian first bowed back in 2019. Since then, we’ve had The Mandalorian spinoff The Book of Boba Fett about the iconic bounty hunter from the original Star Wars trilogy, the look at the life of a venerable Jedi when he was at his lowest in Obi-Wan Kenobi, and the thrilling Andor, which focused on Diego Luna’s thief-turned-Rebel leader Cassian Andor. There’s more to come, with Star Wars: Ahsoka, Star Wars: Skeleton Crew, Star Wars: The Acolyte, and a season season of Andor all in the works.
For now, however, all eyes are on the bounty hunter that kicked it all off when The Mandalorian returns to Disney+ on March 1.
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Featured image: (L-R): Grogu, Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) and Greef Karga (Carl Weathers) in Lucasfilm’s THE MANDALORIAN, season three, exclusively on Disney+. ©2023 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved.