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Lucasfilm Extends The Mandalorian Season 3 Filming Plans

By Ishita Chatterjee
February 12,2022

The Book of Boba Fett kicked off Star Wars festivities for 2022. Now that the show about the titular bounty hunter is over, next up is Obi-Wan Kenobi. Also, last month, it was officially revealed that season 2 of The Bad Batch will start airing this year.

Also, one of the Disney executives said that Andor will be coming to Disney+ sometime at the end of 2022. However, even though there’s tremendous hype for these shows, especially for Obi-Wan Kenobi, the one show that everyone wants back is season 3 of The Mandalorian.

And this hype is now more than ever after audiences saw Grogu and Din Djarin with the Darksaber in The Book of Boba Fett. At the end of the show, the two of them flew away in the N-1 Starfighter.

Also, viewers will certainly be curious to see just where these characters go next. The latest update showed that season 3 of The Mandalorian is eyeing a Christmas release. But that might not be possible at best on newly acquired information.

Production Extended On Season 3 Of The Mandalorian

The Mandalorian

The Mandalorian

Bespin Bulletin reports that production has been extended on season 3 of The Mandalorian. Additional weeks were added to the filming schedule, and as such, the show will now wrap in late March this year.

The outlet has said that due to this, Ahsoka’s production start date has been pushed back to April. Moreover, it looks like Lucasfilm has finished shooting at the Los Angeles train yard for most of the action sequences of the show.

As such, set pieces are being removed. Bespin Bulletin said that filming will most probably take place at Manhattan Beach Studios for the rest of the production.

Will We See Season 3 Of The Mandalorian Premiere In 2022?

Mandalorian Set

Mandalorian Set

Now, extended production dates might seem like cause for worry, since it most likely means that we might not get to see season 3 in 2022. However, before speculating on the release date, it’s important to understand why the production date was extended.

Know that production on The Mandalorian’s season 3 was rumored to have delays as a result of a covid in January. As such, prolonging the shoot could be a direct result of such delays.

On the other hand, the extension might be a scheduling issue. Thus far, live-action Star Wars tv has successfully brought in top stars for all of its seasons, both on-screen and off-screen.

Grogu And Mandalorian With Darksaber

Grogu And Mandalorian With Darksaber

As such, it’s possible that directors and actors have packed schedules, which might have resulted in a scheduling conflict. Due to this, filming might have been extended.

However, we aren’t sure that this was the definite reason behind the extension. After all, the reasons can be numerous and mundane. So this shouldn’t be any cause for worry.

Also, season 2 of The Mandalorian’s production wrapped early on in 2020. And about 7 months later, the same season premiered on Disney+. So if all goes right, then the third season will be able to wrap up by March and premiere in December this year itself.

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