Mandalorian season 3 confirmed, but its release date seems to require a bit of a wait. In December 2020, it was announced that a spin-off show called The Book of Boba Fett would precede the third season of Disney Plus' flagship Star Wars show, meaning we're expecting the series to return in 2022.

Below, we'll pull together everything we know about The Mandalorian season 3, including when we expect it to return to the streaming service, which season 2 story threads are likely to continue, and how it will tie in with other future projects in the future. Star Wars universe. Season 2 spoilers ahead, in case you haven't seen the series yet.


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The Mandalorian Season 3 Release Date: 2022

The Mandalorian season 3 does not yet have a confirmed release date. We know that the series will go into production after the end of filming on the Boba Fett book and this latest series has already started production in December 2020, according to creator Jon Favreau.

Some were concerned that there would not be a third season of The Mandalorian and that The Book of Boba Fett would take its place. But that's not true: Favreau has confirmed that The Mandalorian Season 3 will follow the same main character and continue the story of Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal).

"What we didn't say in that announcement is the next upcoming show - [Kathleen Kennedy] said the next chapter: this will be Boba Fett's book," Favreau told Good Morning America in December 2020, referring to the Lucasfilm announcement of many. new Star Wars projects. And then we go into production right after that in season 3 of The Mandalorian, back to the main character we've all known and loved. Soon it will be the sequel [Boba Fett]. We are working on that pre-production now while we are in production on Boba Fett. »

With the official arrival of The Book of Boba Fett in December 2021, that makes The Mandalorian season 3 release date an absolute certainty of 2022. We expect to see it in the first half of this year.

The Mandalorian Season 3 Story: What Happens Next?

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We think there are two big plot threads from season 2 that The Mandalorian season 3 has to pay for: who will wield the Darksaber? And when will Grogu AKA The Child AKA Baby Yoda return to Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) after his training with Jedi Master Luke Skywalker?

At the end of Season 2, Mando won the Darksaber weapon from Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito), the highly coveted Mandalorian sword of Bo-Katan Kryze (Katee Sackhoff), on his journey to reclaim the Mandalore throne. However, it became clear that she couldn't just hand it over to Bo-Katan, and tensions escalated when it became clear that she and Mando were going to have to fight for her to claim the weapon. This is sure to be picked up in season 3 of The Mandalorian - any development on this front has been sabotaged by Luke Skywalker's impromptu appearance in season 2, episode 8.

Speaking of Luke, that's the other great thread we hope to see in season 3: Grogu went off with Luke to be Force-trained. He is strong with the Force, but talent without training is nothing. I will give my life to protect the Child ... but he will not be safe until he masters his skills. Mando promises that he will see Grogu again. But when?

We'd be surprised if we didn't see Little Green again next season, although we did see in The Mandalorian season 7 episode 2 that the show is capable of great adventures without Grogu. Still, the adventures of Mando and Baby Yoda are at the heart of the series, and we don't expect that to change despite the great suspense.

Then, of course, you have to deal with the rise of the Empire. Moff Gideon's ship is only a small portion of the remaining Imperial forces waiting to be dealt with; we know that the imperial leader, Grand Admiral Thrawn, is also alive and is being hunted by Ahsoka Tano.

We hope Thrawn's story forms the basis for Ahsoka's upcoming live-action show, but we may see her again on The Mandalorian.

We are also likely to see more clues to the use of Grogu's blood by the Empire; It seemed pretty obvious that the series was pointing to the cloned origins of the sequel to the "villain" trilogy Snoke, and the possible return of Emperor Palpatine that would make us sigh in disappointment in The Rise of Skywalker in 2019.

The cast of Mandalorian season 3: who do we hope will return

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Although there is no officially confirmed casting for The Mandalorian season 3 yet, Pedro Pascal is set to return as Din Djarin, the star of the series. We've seen the actor without a helmet twice this season, and boy, was it a good reminder of his good looks.

It's unclear which other actors will return next season, but the show now has a great set to choose from. We expect Katee Sackhoff's Bo-Katan to reappear; perhaps Season 3 deepens his quest to restore Mandalore, taking Mando for a ride. Carl Weathers (Greef Karga) and Cara Dune (Gina Carano) are sure to reappear in the next series of episodes.

Giancarlo Esposito seems pretty sure that he will return as Moff Gideon in season 3 of The Mandalorian. "I have a feeling that you will see me more next season," the actor told EW. With his life spared by Mando in the season 2 finale, why give up on a perfect Imperial villain?

It's possible that Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison) and Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen) will reappear after their lead roles in the upcoming The Boba Fett Book, but I'm not sure.

An earlier report from Deadline, which correctly reported that a Boba Fett show was taking place, suggested that actress Sophie Thatcher may be appearing in season 3 of the show.

We'll just have to wait a bit for a confirmed mailing list.

Mandalorian Season 3 Trailer: When Will We See One?

We don't expect to see a breakthrough The Mandalorian Season 3 until the end of 2021, possibly around the time of the Boba Fett book's release on Disney Plus.

Mandalorian season 3 and its spin-off is headed for a 'climactic event'

The Mandalorian has three spin-offs in the works: The Boba Fett Book, which we've covered before, and Ahsoka and the New Republic Rangers. All three take place in the same time frame as the main show, which takes place five years after Return of the Jedi.

The intriguing part is that there is a plan for this sub-universe of shows to converge into a larger story - it looks a bit like what Netflix did by piecing together its various Marvel superhero TV shows into the Defenders miniseries.

"These interconnected shows, along with future stories, will excite new audiences, embrace our most passionate fans, and culminate in a historic landmark event," explained Kathleen Kennedy of Lucasfilm on Disney Investor Day in late 2020..

So it looks like we're going to see a miniseries or a movie episode that brings these stories together, although we wouldn't expect to see that for a few years.


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