The Mandalorian Season 3 Coming Sooner Than Expected?
A new report claims The Mandalorian season three will premiere on February 22, 2023.
It’s time to start scheduling your watch parties, Star Wars fans. An exclusive report by Making Star Wars is claiming that season three of Star Wars: The Mandalorian will premiere on Wednesday, February 22, 2023 on the Disney+ streaming service. With the world in need of more Baby Yoda memes, the premiere comes none too soon.
The premiere date will be more than two years from the last air date of a new Mandalorian episode, with the season two finale airing on December 18, 2020. However, the first season of The Book of Boba Fett featured a Mandalorian takeover of sorts, as Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) and Grogu were featured prominently in several episodes, with the pair reuniting (thanks to Luke Skywalker) and helping Boba Fett fight a battle for control of his territory on Tatooine.
There had been confirmation that season three would premiere in February, after the trailer released at D23 confirmed that. However, this is the first firm date we have been given, and with Making Star Wars a fairly reliable source of insider information, fans should start cautiously counting the days.
Production wrapped on season three back in March of this year, after months of delays due to COVID shutdowns.
The premiere date, if correct, will allow a couple of months for Star Wars fans to build up their anticipation. Andor ends its first season in November, with no new Star Wars-related content scheduled in the meantime.
Not much is known of the plot for season three, although the teaser trailer gave us some strong hints. The Armorer (Emily Swallow) is seen declaring that Din is no longer a Mandalorian, having removed his helmet, although she does declare that he and Grogu are now a “clan of two.”
We also see Katee Sackhoff as Bo-Katan Kryze, who appears to be holding a grudge against Din and his clan for their role in the past “purge” that saw a number of Mandalorians killed. She’s also likely upset that Din now holds the Darksaber, giving him claim to the throne of Mandalore, a title she believes she is destined to hold.
We have yet to see if Grogu will indeed wear the tiny Beskar armor The Armorer made for him in season three, although considering that would make for a best-selling action figure, we can all but guarantee it.
Giancarlo Esposito is set to return as Moff Gideon, still seeking to use the child for his experiments. The trailer also teased the return of Carl Weathers as Greef Karga, as well as Amy Sedaris as fan-favorite character Peli Motto, with a malfunctioning R5-D4 in her possession, to boot. Back to the Future star Christopher Lloyd has also been confirmed as a guest star.
Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni are the co-creators and executive producers of The Mandalorian, which made its premiere in November of 2019, as the flagship series for the newly-launched Disney+.
After season three of The Mandalorian finishes its run, two new series are waiting in the wings: Rosario Dawson’s Ahsoka spinoff and Skeleton Crew, with Jude Law in the lead role.