Season 3 of The Mandalorian was finally given an official release date of February 2023 during Star Wars Celebration, giving fans something to look forward to in the new year. The news was accompanied with an official teaser, although it was only available to those in attendance. Exclusively at Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, California, an official teaser trailer for Season 3 of The Mandalorian was presented. The tape was only shown to conference attendees and has not yet been made available to the wider public.
Due to Pedro Pascal’s Din Djarin having the Darksaber instead of Katee Sackhoff’s Bo-Katan Kryze, the teaser hinted that she will return in a hostile capacity. In the published film, she is also alleged to have communed with Grogu, asking him, “Did you think your father was the only Mandalorian?” She will also be seated on a throne and will sport a different haircut than fans are accustomed to seeing.
Mando will be travelling to the planet Mandalore alongside Grogu to be “forgiven for his misdeeds” after being expelled from his religion in The Book of Boba Fett, according to the teaser. The Armorer, played by Emily Swallow, was also in the teaser, looking annoyed that Din had removed his helmet.
Greef Karga, played by Carl Weathers, and Omid Abtahi’s Dr. Pershing, played by Omid Abtahi, made appearances, and the New Republic appears to be involved for the upcoming season. The Mandalorian’s Season 3 opening was almost identical to Episode 5 of The Book of Boba Fett. Boba Fett didn’t appear in the episode at all, and Din’s future was clearly the main focus. By doing so, executive producers Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni were able to get a significant amount of exposition out of the way, allowing them to go right into Season 3 when it premieres.
In terms of the facts of the new footage, it appears that Bo-Katan is more unhappy than fans originally assumed about Din’s possession of the Darksaber. When Mando defeated Giancarlo Esposito’s Moff Gideon in a battle, gained the Darksaber, and became the true ruler of the Mandalorian people in the Season 2 finale, Bo-Katan didn’t have much time to think about her next action. Many people assumed she would work with Din and possibly take a seat at his side to counsel him, but it appears she will rally the troops and try to defeat him.
The fact that Mandalore will be the main setting for Season 3 is arguably the most important piece of information revealed by the trailer. Din was cast out of his religion in The Book of Boba Fett, but The Armorer promised him that if he traveled into the planet’s mines and washed himself in the waters, he would be let back in. The newly released film makes it clear that he intends to do precisely that, and it’s likely that’s where he’ll run into Bo-Katan.
Everyone can start counting down the days until The Mandalorian returns to Disney+ now that an official release window for Season 3 has been established.