Jon Favreau says that The Mandalorian Season 3 will not build to a conclusive narrative finale.
As The Mandalorian premieres its third season this week, creator Jon Favreau says the story won’t be ending any time soon. “I think the beauty of this is that it’s a middle chapter of a much larger story,” he told Total Film about the show. “And though we’ll have resolution over time with these characters, it’s not like there’s a finale that we’re building to.”
Since Favreau said he would love for these stories to go on and on, these characters could be on Disney+ for a while. “I really love telling stories in their voice, and I love the way the adventures unfold and I’m looking forward to doing much more,” the filmmaker said about The Mandalorian. He also revealed that the series is designed to blend into other Star Wars stories destined for the streaming service.
Although Favreau is unsure how or when The Mandalorian will end, he is certain that its weekly release schedule will never change. He told Total Film that this format allows fans to gather around the digital kitchen table and talk, argue, and guess what is going to happen next. That’s why he makes sure each episode is filled with enough action and drama.
“I like that [The Mandalorian] is on Disney+ where each week is another episode,” he told the publication. “It’s not all dropped at once, so it allows for a back and forth.” Favreau said the pause between installments is a great way to see which ones viewers enjoy more. He explained that this release method ultimately serves as a report card, showcasing how everyone involved is doing their job.
The third season of The Mandalorian kicks off March 1 on Disney+. The story, which follows the events of The Book of Boba Fett, sees a reunited Djarin and Grogu embark on an epic adventure to Mandalore. As the bounty hunter seeks absolution after removing his helmet, he will have to fend off attackers who wish to stand in his way.
The Mandalorian will see Pedro Pascal suit up as Din Djarin for the third outing. Carl Weathers, Giancarlo Esposito, and Katee Sackhoff return to their respective roles as bounty hunter leader Greef Karga, the evil Moff Gideon, and Bo-Katen Kryze. Christopher Lloyd will also join the series in an undisclosed guest-starring role.
Speaking about seeing live-action Mandalore for the first time after it played such a huge part in The Clone Wars, Favreau said he and Dave Filoni did a lot of the heavy lifting when it came to its development for The Mandalorian. “I found it very compelling that this planet was very desolate because there had been so many wars and civil wars and conflict between the tribes,” he explained.
This was largely due to the warrior culture of the planet’s inhabitants. They couldn’t stop fighting amongst themselves, so it was turned into a wasteland long before the Purge and the Empire. The filmmaker explained that this combative mindset makes it much more difficult to face an outside threat. “It’s sort of a tragic history, but also a romantic vision of what once was,” Favreau said.
The Mandalorian inherited the designs from The Clone Wars team. Following the montage of destruction in The Book of Boba Fett, viewers will return to the planet to see the aftermath.