Right now, Star Wars fans are getting impatient for new live-action content. As such, they are eagerly waiting for the December premiere of The Book of Boba Fett that is often referred to as The Mandalorian 2.5. This is because it is the first of several spin-off shows that will be set in The Mandalorian’s timeline.
Boba Fett (portrayed by Temeura Morrison) has been a fan-favorite character for years. So the return of his character in the Star Wars universe was met with a lot of excitement from fans. However, this doesn’t mean that people have just forgotten about the man who began it all: Pedro Pascal’s Din Djarin.
After all, without The Mandalorian, none of these shows would be successful. Right now, production is starting up on season 3 of the show with a tonne of issues as well as anticipation about the future of the hero.
After all, with Grogu busy making lightsabers and training with Luke Skywalker, the beskar-armor-wearing hero’s future is unpredictable. As such, fan theories are already running rampant about what the future might hold. Most are predicting a friend-turned-foe situation with Bo-Katan.
But this is all speculation right now. However, we do know that spin-off shows like Ahsoka will be working with The Mandalorian to tell a larger story. Of course, right now, we don’t know what this narrative is going to be.
However, there are some rumors which indicate that the show which began it all might be undergoing a name change to take into account the evolving story.
As per Jordan Maison, the editor-in-chief of Cinelinx, The Mandalorian might be getting a name change. But this title change is going to happen only after the 4th season of the show so that it better reflects the evolving story.
Maison says that there’s an ending planned for the show. After this ending, the flagship show will become a new show that will have the same character and will be set in the same time period, but it will be all under a new name.
Maison gave an example of a possible name that might be used. He suggested that after a major story event, the show might change its name to The Mandalore or something similar instead of The Mandalorian.
Now, there have been rumors that the show might end after its third season, but Maison doesn’t put stock in those rumors. He says that:
“It doesn’t sound quite right. They’re going balls to the wall and upping the scale on Season 3.”
Here are the series of tweets from Maison:
It does make sense to change the name of the show if the narrative shifts in a completely different direction. When the show began, the title of The Mandalorian referred to its helmet-masked lead. He was less of a person and more of an armor.
As the series evolved, Din Djarin, the man who finally took off his helmet in the finale of season 2, was absolutely different from the one who set out for bounty hunting in season 1 of the show. Right now, Din wields the Darksaber, and as such, he could become the emperor of Mandalore.
As such, he can get the title of Mand’alor that Katee Sackhoff’s Bo Katan Kryze was originally after. It’s very likely that season 3 will have Bo-Katan trying to take back the Darksaber so that she can rule Mandalore. So if that happens, then drama is all set to ensue.
Bo-Katan was originally introduced in the show as “the Heiress,” so there might be a subversion of expectation that will see Din taking the throne of Mandalore. So if that indeed ends up happening then the show will need to get rebranded to depict the current position of its lead character Din Djarin.
On the other hand, the show might also get rebranded if Bo-Katan and Din Djarin share the title of Mand’alor and rule over different factions of the planet together. As such, there are a variety of instances that might prompt a change in the name of the show.
And all of these would imply a drastic change in the direction of the show. However, season 3 is still months away. And season 4 might not come to 2023 as the earliest. As such, unless and until we get more concrete information, it’s better to treat this as just a rumor.
After all, changing the name of a show is a drastic decision and one that’s seldom done. As such, for now, we need to look out for the December premiere of The Book of Boba Fett, that’s coming on Disney+ to see if any hints of such future plans are shown.
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