The Mandalorian Season 3 does not yet have a release date, although shooting is currently ongoing. The programme was put on hold for a long period while Lucasfilm worked on the Obi-Wan Kenobi series, Andor, and The Book of Boba Fett. According to actor Carl Weathers, the follow-up season of Disney Plus’s original is presently shooting and will premiere in late 2021.
Below, we’ll go through everything we know so far about the show’s comeback, including prospective cast members and where we believe the plot will go next. Is there going to be a third season? Yes. The Mandalorian’s future was announced by creator Jon Favreau in December 2020, despite the fact that the show was renewed before season 2 was even released.
According to sources, The Mandalorian Season 3 will debut in 2022. Officially, all that has been confirmed is that it was planned to begin production ‘soon after’ The Book of Boba Fett – but that looks to have altered. Carl Weathers (Greef Karga) indicated in August 2021 that production would begin in September, and he started shooting his scenes in October 2021. This most likely means the programme will return in late 2022.
Although the remainder of the cast has yet to be disclosed, Pedro Pascal will resume his role as the titular Mandalorian, Din Djarin. Moff Gideon, portrayed by Giancarlo Esposito, may return in the future, but Gina Carano will not reprise her role as Cara Dune.
The Mandalorian Season 3 is planned to revisit narrative lines such as the fate of the Darksaber weapon and whether Grogu would return to Din after being taught by Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill). The Mandalorian Season 3 has yet to get an official release date, although late 2022 looks to be a fair bet at this point. The programme was referenced in a September 2021 THR report as part of Lucasfilm’s pipeline for next year. Because both Andor and Obi-Wan Kenobi have already shot, we may anticipate the programme to return once they are available on Disney Plus.
Grogu fans were concerned that when The Book of Boba Fett was revealed at the conclusion of The Mandalorian season 2 finale, the new programme will take the place of a third season of The Mandalorian. But that isn’t the case: Favreau has stated that Din Djarin’s story will be continued in The Mandalorian Season 3. Given the typical timescales for projects of The Mandalorian’s magnitude, both of these remarks hint to a Sabacc release date in late 2022.
However, Pedro Pascal’s commitment to HBO’s live-action series based on Naughty Dog’s highly acclaimed videogame The Last of Us, in which he portrays Joel Miller, may force The Mandalorian Season 3 to be postponed. Pascal’s contract with HBO started in early July, and production on the new programme began in early July. While there is no confirmed supporting cast for Season 3, Pedro Pascal’s Din Djarin, nicknamed The Mandalorian, will return (at least in part).
Other actors returning next season remain unclear, which is logical considering Lucasfilm’s habit for keeping guest performers concealed until new episodes appear on Disney Plus, but the programme now has a vast ensemble to choose from.
We’re expecting Katee Sackhoff’s Bo-Katan Kryze to return – maybe season 3 will concentrate more on her mission to rebuild Mandalore – and Carl Weathers (Greef Karga) to make a cameo. However, Gina Carano will not resume her role as former Rebel Shock Trooper Cara Dune. Giancarlo Esposito seems to be assured that he will return as renegade Imperial Moff Gideon in The Mandalorian Season 3.
Furthermore, there have been speculations that the Wookiees will make an appearance. According to the Bespin Bulletin podcast, sources close to season 3’s production have stated that a Wookiee would appear in the show. Naturally, there’s no way of knowing whether or not this is true, so we’ll stay sceptical for the time being.