Production on The Mandalorian season 4 has come to a halt due to the WGA strike.
Even though fans were torn on the previous third installment in The Mandalorian, they still want to see where Grogu and Din Djarin will find themselves in Season 4. Unfortunately, as Deadline reports, due to poor negotiations with the studio, production has come to a halt as the writers’ strike goes on. And, we know, we shouldn’t get too far ahead of ourselves as an official renewal for the Disney+ series hasn’t been made but creator Jon Favreau seems pretty gung ho about continuing, even going so far as to say that the scripts are already finished.
One thing The Mandalorian Season 4 has on its side is time. Production isn’t set to begin until September which does give the studios some time to hear out the writers and give them the fair compensation that they deserve. However, even without the strike, there are plenty of things that could push back a project’s production as we’ve seen with a multitude of titles stemming from Marvel, meaning that with this added stressor it’s more than likely that cameras will not begin rolling when expected.
Speaking of Marvel productions, those of us who have felt like five years was a long enough wait time to see actors like Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio flip to the next chapter in Daredevil: Born Again, will need to wait a bit longer. The rebooted series finds itself alongside other highly anticipated titles including The Mandalorian Season 4 as one that will more than likely face a release pushback due to the strike. While some of these titles may even have their scripts ready with filming preparing to begin, many teamsters and crew members refuse to cross the picket lines of their peers.
As for what to expect from The Mandalorian Season 4, the plot is up in the air but will no doubt follow the same formula that prior installments have. The show follows the travels of Pedro Pascal’s Din Djarin aka The Mandalorian aka Mando as he travels through the cosmos – and tries to stay out of trouble – with Grogu who may be known to some fans as Baby Yoda. This past installment was a head-scratcher for some who thought that the two leading characters bid one another adieu at the tail end of the second season when Grogu went to study under the tutelage of the legendary Luke Skywalker.
However, if you tuned in to The Book of Boba Fett, you’ll know that both Mando and Grogu were having a hard time with their separation, ultimately coming back together again. Also included in the most recent lineup was Rocky franchise favorite Carl Weathers, Breaking Bad and The Boys star Giancarlo Esposito, and Battlestar Galactica alum Katee Sackhoff with Back to the Future’s Christopher Lloyd also joining the cast. With so many plots left untouched, there’s plenty to be touched on should The Mandalorian move into a Season 4 production.
Now moving into the third week of the WGA strike, there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight for writers who are asking studios to revamp the way their pay structure works to be able to make a livable wage – among other things. Stay tuned for more news surrounding the strike and productions including The Mandalorian Season 4.