Jon Favreau Just Gave Mandalorian Fans News They’ve Always Wanted

Jon Favreau admits that he has a lot of freedom in developing The Mandalorian, and in great news for fans, he plans on the character's going on for many, many years.

By Mark McKee | Updated

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Star Wars is a franchise that has been going strong since the seventies with a dozen movies, a handful of tv series, and an expanded universe of novels and comics that spread over an entire galaxy’s history. One of those series, and quite possibly the most successful since the original trilogy, is Jon Favreau’s The Mandalorian, which is gearing up for the release of Season 3, and the beginning of the production of Season 4. As the series goes on season after season, fans start to wonder how much longer they will have their beloved characters, and according to Total Film, Jon Favreau says The Mandalorian isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. 

In an interview with Total Film, Favreau was asked where he was going and if he had an ending in mind. He answered that his favorite part of this show is that it is the middle chapter in a much larger story and that with the large scope of the series, he doesn’t have anything specific they are building to. He went on to reveal that he believed that his characters in The Mandalorian could be with them for a long time to come. 

Big things are coming in Season 3 of the series following Din Djarin, AKA Mando, including his continuing journey of he and his reunited friend Grogu. There is also the quest for redemption in Mandalore after he removes his helmet, which is against the rules. Of course, there is also the Dark Saber to keep in mind, which is one of the more intriguing aspects of the series. 

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In the interview, Jon Favreau reveals that Grogu, AKA Baby Yoda, could very well have a massive impact in Season 3 and beyond. Of course, he has been a considerable part of the series since Pedro Pascal’s Din Djarin first found him, but Favreau discussed how he could rise to be a bridge between two cultures that have historically not gotten along well. 

Before developing Season 1 of The Mandalorian, Favreau spoke with the people over at Lucas Film, and he and Dave Filoni put together the history of the armor worn by the bounty hunters. He talked about the purpose of the armor was to even the playing field against the Jedis, who were sometimes enemies and sometimes friends. That aspect of the armor serves as a symbol of the difference Mando has with his charge, as Grogu is a Jedi. 

Now that Grogu has trained with Luke Skywalker and developed his skills as a Jedi, he could very well begin to play a much larger part in the adventures he shares with Mando. While Din has seen it as his duty to protect the vulnerable Grogu, he has shown many times that he is mighty and could become more so as time passes. Trained as a Jedi and raised as a Mandalorian could be a potent mix. 

Hearing that Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni don’t have an ending in mind yet is phenomenal news for fans, as they have yet to grow tired of any part of the series.