The Mandalorian is now nearly two years old and in that time it’s become a massive hit for Disney Plus. It has even been nominated twice for the Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series. We have followed the adventures of the title character, a bounnty hunter with a distinctive suit of armor who suddenly becomes the protector of Grogu, a Force-enabled creature better known by fans as “Baby Yoda”. With two seasons now complete, you might be wondering when is Mandalorian season 3 going to drop. Good question. Here’s everything we know about The Mandalorian season 3 so far.
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When is The Mandalorian season 3 going to launch?
At the moment, Disney has not announced when the third season will premiere on Disney Plus. In a recent Twitter post, Phillip Sugarman, who frequently leaks when movie and TV show productions begin, posted an image of a production schedule for the show, indicating that The Mandalorian season 3 began filming on September 20, and would continue through March 22, 2022. If that’s accurate, we can expect to see season 3 to debut sometime in the fall of 2022.
Who will be in the third season?
Warning: Spoilers for the show ahead. Keep reading only if you’re already caught up and finished with season 2!
Pedro Pascal, who has played the title character in the first two seasons of the show, is currently working as the lead character in HBO’s upcoming series adaptation of The Last of Us video game. It’s possible that The Mandalorian will be played by another person wearing the suit in the next season, and Pascal will simply do the voice of the character. In the first two seasons, he took off his helmet to show us his face just three times. It’s likely that will continue to be the case for the third season, with Pascal only showing himself sans helmet very rarely.
What about The Mandalorian’s companion Grogu? At the end of the second season, we see him leave his friend and protector to join none other than Luke Skywalker to learn to use his Force powers. It’s hard to believe we won’t ever see “Baby Yoda” again, so we expect him to be a part of season 3 as well.
We also expect recurring characters like bounty hunter guild chief Greef Karga (Carl Weathers) and the evil Imperial Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito) to make appearances in the third season as well. One character who won’t be back is mercenary Cara Dune. Disney and Lucasfilm were unhappy with certain controversial Twitter messages from the character’s portrayer, actor Gina Carano, and publically announced she would not be returning.
What will The Mandalorian season 3 be all about?
Right now, there’s no word on what the storyline for the third season will be like. However, we may get some clues in December 2021. That’s when Disney Plus debuts a spin-off series, The Book of Boba Fett. Temuera Morrison will play the role of Boba Fett, a bounty hunter who also wears Mandalorian armor, and Ming-Na Wen will play his partner Fennec Shand.
Both appeared in the second season of The Mandalorian. In the season’s final episode’s post-credits scene, we see Boba assassinate Jabba The Hutt’s former lieutenant Bib Fortuna inside Jabba’s palace on Tattoine. It’s assumed that Boba and Fennec have some plans for using Jabba’s palace and power. We expect that the storyline for The Book of Boba Fett will have at least some connection to the third season of The Mandalorian.
That’s all we know so far about The Mandalorian season 3. We will update this post when more information is revealed.