MCU’s Phase 4 is chugging along nicely with 3 Disney+ releases till now. They are also preparing to launch their big-screen movies too. But the other famous franchise owned by Disney seems to be lagging behind a little. After all, their flagship Disney+ show The Mandalorian still hasn’t begun production for season 3. As such, fans are eagerly looking for news about the show.
The Mandalorian was the first live-action Star Wars show and it was a huge hit all over the globe. The show made Grogu a global pop culture phenomenon. The season 2 finale of the show blew everyone’s minds after introducing Luke Skywalker. It subverted fan expectations fully.
Also, the post-credits scene did shock fans since it’s generally not there in a Star Wars project. But it did help confirm that The Book of Boba Fett wasn’t The Mandalorian season 3. It was just the next show to air on Disney+ as part of the expansive Star Wars slate. So fans were wondering when Din Djarin will be showing up next.
Now, we have an idea about what to expect next season thanks to Brendan Wayne.
In a podcast called Star Wars Sessions, the stunt double for The Mandalorian, Brendan Wayne shared what fans can expect from the upcoming third season of the show. For those who don’t know, it is indeed Pedro Pascal who is the lead actor on the show and he is Mando’s voice as well as face when he takes off the helmet.
But when the helmet is on, it is often Brendan Wayne who is under that armor. So it is indeed Wayne who is largely responsible for creating the mannerisms and stature of the character. The actor was asked on the podcast about the third season of the show and whether it was going to be bigger than the previous seasons. To this, he replied that there will fewer introductions and deeper character development.
Here’s his full quote:
“I think we’ve introduced the world in which Mando exists now. Not that there aren’t going to be new things, I’m sure… I think there will be a lot less introductions, and a lot more going back towards the first season of delving deeper into the character and things like that I think.”
At the end of season 2, we saw that Din Djarin had the Darksaber and was separated from Grogu. The finale ended before he had anytime to process either of the two big events. We should also mention that his belief in the Mandalorian system was challenged by Bo-Katan Kryze in the previous episodes.
So even though going into season 3, Grogu’s absence will clearly be felt. But there’s still a lot of areas for Mando to change and grow in the future. Now, before we go any further, it’s important to make it clear that Wayne isn’t saying anything as an absolute foolproof fact.
After all, production hasn’t even begun yet for season 3. However, he still has heard some things and is willing to share them with us. Here’s what he says:
“Have I read one script? No. Have I heard some things? Sure. So I’m guessing. But I can tell you this. If anyone’s going to be able to continue telling a story, it’s Jon [Favreau]. And raising the stakes? It’s Jon.”
After what Mando went through in season 2 as well as after considering his entire series arc till now, it does make sense for him to do some soul-searching in the next season. Along with this, there’s also speculation that Dave Filon and Jon Favreau have plans to show everyone’s favourite dad in the season.
After Boba Fett showed up in The Mandalorian, and considering the fact that both he and Mando are bounty hunters so it’s possible that Din Djarin could show up in the upcoming show. Also, a leaked t-shirt of The Book of Boba Fett crew which had the picture of Grogu on it made Mando fans wonder if Din Djarin will show up in that show before finally coming back to his own.
Right now it’s all speculation. The Mandalorian isn’t going to start production soon because the Obi-Wan Kenobi show is currently filming and lead actor Pedro Pascal is dealing with his own busy schedule.
So until and unless production actually begins, there’s no way to confirm what’s going to happen. But if you are missing Mando too much then maybe a re-watch is in order. You will find both seasons of The Mandalorian on Disney+.