Jon Favreau Insists You Won’t Still Hate Mandalorian Season 3 After Seeing The Finale

Jon Favreau hopes The Mandalorian fans will find a sense of resolution for the third season.

By Kevin C. Neece | Updated

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Jon Favreau recently told Collider that fans of The Mandalorian should experience a change of heart upon viewing the upcoming series finale. Fan reaction to the third season has so far been widely negative. In fact, we’ve even said the series should have ended after its second season.

Jon Favreau, who has apparently already written Season 4, disagrees and hopes fans will find the third season redeemed in its denouement. Specifically, he says that:

Hopefully they’ll feel satisfied… They’ll feel resolved, and they’ll also feel a little surprised.

Resolution, satisfaction, and hope are about the best things Jon Favreau can offer Mando fans right now. There have been multiple complaints about the third season, from its uneven writing to its seeming constant setting up of potential spin-offs to its guest appearance from Jack Black. But there has been so much to love in this series so far that, despite the misfire of The Book of Boba Fett and all the troubles so far this season, we’re hopeful the saga of Din Djarin and Grogu can be saved.

Jon Favreau is surely aware of the troubles presently plaguing Disney, Star Wars, and Marvel as things seem more and more bloated with less and less positive responses from audiences, so he’s likely being careful to spin things as positively as possible. With VFX artists from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 to Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania complaining of overwork and stress at Marvel, the entire VFX industry seems to be at a breaking point as it seeks to unionize. The Mandalorian is, like all Star Wars properties, heavy with VFX and is surely feeling that same strain, especially as they are also under the Disney umbrella.

Disney has begun massive layoffs lately and, while Jon Favreau’s job is clearly safe, with Disney and Marvel recently embarrassed by the firing of top exec Victoria Alonso, the crisis at the Mouse House might get worse before it gets better. It remains to be seen, of course, whether The Mandalorian‘s Season 3 finale will indeed pull the series out of its slump, but if it does, it might help Disney do the same. Of course, if that doesn’t come to pass, we’re left to wonder about the fate of the fourth season.

Surely Jon Favreau’s Star Wars baby can survive one clunky season, though. And with speculation that Katee Sackhoff could take the lead as the series continues, there might be enough excitement in store to bring viewers along for more seasons of the largely acclaimed series. Still, many fans are hardcore about their devotion to the star pair of Din and his little green pal, whose visage has become one of the most prevalent images in pop culture, so a move away from them could potentially tank the series.

Whatever Jon Favreau has in store for the fourth season of The Mandalorian, we’re interested—if we can make it through the third season first. We’re hoping his prognostication for the conclusion of the season is correct and we’ll come away excited for what’s next. Come on, Happy. We’re counting on you.

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