By having two seasons under Jon Favreau’s (The Lion King) show, The Mandalorian, it has focused its efforts on Baby Yoda, also known as Grogu and The Child. In a recent interview from WRAL with Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), the actor who plays the villainous Moff Gideon joked about how he will kill the beloved character in the next season.
“Yes, you’re going to see me kill this baby,” he said. “How about that? It’s totally wrong, but you know what, I gotta hold out somewhere that I’m going to win.”
The last we saw from The Mandalorian, Luke Skywalker, came in to save the day during the finale of the second season. Moff Gideon knew he was defeated, so he tried to kill himself but was knocked out and taken prisoner. As he is alive, Favreau might keep him as the antagonist for the show’s next outing, and who knows, maybe he becomes victorious?
The interview was full of the actor joking about what will happen in The Mandalorian. His joke about killing The Child came up when asked how much he will appear in the third season. He did immediately shut it down and shared his hope for his character.
Besides laughing about killing the pop culture icon that is Baby Yoda, Esposito did reveal that the third season of The Mandalorian is set to start production “soon” now that The Book of Boba Fett wrapped up.
Esposito’s career exploded since his stint in Breaking Bad as Gus Fring, who he returned to with the prequel series Better Call Saul. Since then, he has become synonymous with playing antagonists in TV shows, movies, and video games, even to the point where people might treat him differently, as he revealed in the WRAL interview. He also plays as the CEO of Vought in Amazon Studios’ The Boys, Stan Edgar. For voice acting, he has lent his voice to the animated Harley Quinn series as Lex Luthor and will be coming out as the main villain in the Ubisoft video game Far Cry 6 as Anton Castillo on October 7.
When it came to making a debut in Star Wars with The Mandalorian, it was no surprise to see him as a baddie. For upcoming work, he will star in the star-studded movie The Long Home with Josh Hartnett (Die Hart), James Franco (The Disaster Artist), Leila George (Animal Kingdom), Ashton Kutcher (The Ranch), Timothy Hutton (The Haunting of Hill House), Garret Dillahunt (Fear the Walking Dead), and Tim Blake Nelson (Watchmen).
While The Mandalorian season three goes into production in the near future, we do not have ideas of what it could be about. Baby Yoda being taken by Luke Skywalker opens up new opportunities for Pedro Pascal’s (Wonder Woman 1984) bounty hunter. Regarding its release, there are rumors that it will release early next year, so keep your fingers crossed for it to hit Disney Plus as soon as possible. In the meantime, if you need live-action Star Wars shows in your life, The Book of Boba Fett will release on the streaming platform sometime this December, starring Temuera Morrison (Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith) and Ming-Na Wen (Mulan).