The recent announcement of The Mandalorian Season 3 took the internet by storm in less than a day. The second just ended a few days ago, and soon, Disney+ announced that the series would have a third season. The Mandalorian is a popular American streaming series created by Jon Favreau. The series is based on the all-time favorite Star Wars franchise that received public and critical acclamation worldwide. The Mandalorian is a fairly new series, with the first season premiering on 12th November 2019. The series currently has two seasons, each of them being eight episodes long. Here, we will discuss all we know about the third season of The Mandalorian Season and recaps of the previous seasons.
Star Wars creator George Lucas began on a live-action series back in 2009. However, the show‘s immense budget resulted in the delays of the project. It wasn’t until 2012 when Lucasfilm to Disney that the work on a new series began for Diseny+. Jon Favreau signed this show in 2018 as a writer alongside his executive producers Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy, and Colin Wilson. Ever since the premiere of the first season, the series received positive reviews worldwide.
Along with that, the series even won seven Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards. The first two seasons were released in two consecutive years. However, Disney+ delayed season 3 of The Mandalorian due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Aside from that, Jon started working on three spin-off series to expand the series’ timeline, which delayed the show. The third season is currently in pre-production, so no trailers or posters are released as of yet.
A Brief Introduction to Star Wars Franchise:
The Star Wars is an American space opera franchise with George Lucas as its creator. The first-ever movie of the franchise was “Episode IV- A New Hope (1977)”, which was part of the original trilogy. Following that, “Episode V- The Empire Strikes Back (1980)” and “Episode VI- Return of the Jedi (1983)” were released as part of the original trilogy. Sixteen years later, the franchise released a prequel trilogy consisting of “Episode I- The Phantom Menace (1999)”, Episode II- Attack of the Clones (2002)”, and “Episode III- Revenge of the Sith (2005)”. A sequel trilogy was released consisting of the movies “Episode VII- The Force Awakens (2015)”, “Episode VIII- The Last Jedi (2017)”, and “Episode IX- The Rise of Skywalker (2019)”. This set of three trilogies are called “The Skywalker Saga.” These movies are the main centers of the franchise.
Anthology Movies such as “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)” and “Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)” are also parts of the franchise. Another anthology movie title “Rogue Squadron” will release in 2023.
These are the few animated series that was also released, and all of them were somewhat popular:
- Droids- 1 season in 1985 and a special episode in 1986.
- Ewoks- 2 seasons from 1985 to 1986.
- The Clone Wars- 7 seasons from 2008 to 2020.
- Rebels- 4 seasons from 2014 to 2018.
- Resistance- 2 seasons from 2018 to 2020.
Two series titled “The Bad Batch” and “Visions” will release in 2021.
As for the live-action series, currently, The Mandalorian is the only one. However, series such as The Book of Boba Fett, Andor, Obi-Wan Kenobi, The Acolyte, Ahsoka, Lando, and Rangers of the New Republic will release starting next year.
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The Mandalorian Series Plot:
The series is the first and only ongoing live-action TV series of the star wars franchise. The story starts five years after the events of Episode VI- Return of the Jedi (1983) and the fall of the Galactic Empire. In the 1983 movie, the Rebel Alliance defeats the Emperor and his Galactic Empire. This results in the arrest or hiding of any remaining fascist supporters who didn’t surrender. Also, the New Republic will now maintain order across the galaxy.
The series follows the story of Din Djarin, a Mandalorian bounty hunter. The remnant Imperial forces hire him to retrieve a child Grogu. However, instead of handing over the child, Din starts protecting the infant. Moff Gideon, the leader of a remnant of the fallen Galactic Empire, starts pursuing the due. As Din tries to reunite Grogu with his kind, Moff uses Grogu for “the Force.”
The first and second seasons of the series are currently streaming in Disney+Hotstar.
The Mandalorian Season 1:
The Mandalorians are a clan from the planet Mandalore. They are a multiethnic clan where a civil war broke out. The war claimed many lives and forced the few survivors to scatter to other planets. Many of those survivors ended up on the planet Navarro. They formed a tribe there, which includes Din Djarin, popularly known as “Mando.”
Din Djarin is a bounty hunter, and he is very skilled at it due to his warrior training in the past. He gets a high paying job of delivering a child with mystical powers to a former Empire official, “The Client.” However, when Din Djarin finds him, he takes pity on the child since he himself was orphaned at a young age. He decides to protect the child from all harm and reunite Baby Yoda with his own kind. The child who has a bounty on his head is popularly known as Baby Yoda.
Now, Mando and Baby Yoda try to lay low to avoid the bounty hunters and former Empire cronies. The duo goes through lots of struggles so that they can survive. Mando accepts help from Greef Karga to defeat The Client once and for all, to secure their freedom. They made new friends, Cara Dune, Kuiil, and a remodeled IG-11 used to kill Baby Yoda. Baby Yoda saves Greef, earning his loyalty.
However, the series’s primary antagonist, a former high-ranking official Mofff Gideon, continues to make things difficult for them by endlessly pursuing them. The season finale shows Mando, Cara, Greef, and Baby Yoda escaping the stormtroopers. The stormtroopers killed Kuiil, and IG-11 sacrifices himself to save the rest of the team. As the episode ends, Greef asks Cara to become his enforcer. Meanwhile, Mando and Baby Yoda leave to take on a mission. The team leaves their separate ways after burying Kuiil. Also, Moff Gideon, who was presumed dead during his fight with Mando, is revealed to be alive at the very last moment.
The Mandalorian Season 2:
In the second season, Mando tries to find the remaining Mandalorian. He believes if he can find the other Mandalorians, then they can help him find the Jedi. He ends up in the town Mos Pelgo where he meets Cobb Vanth, who wears Mandalorian armor. Cobb Vanth tells him how he freed the town’s people from the control of the Mining Collective with this armor’s help. When the town gets attacked by a krayt dragon, Cobb Vanth promises to give Mando his armor back if he helped kill the dragon. They kill the dragon, and Mando leaves with Cobb Vanth’s armor, but Boba Fett watched him.
Mando meets a Frog Lady and helps her reunite with her husband. After the couple meets, they direct Mando to an inn where he will most likely find information about the other Mandalorians. Mando and Baby Yoda get into trouble on their way, and Bo-Katan Kryze leads three Mandalorians with her and saves the duo. Bo-Katan promises to give him information on the Jedi in exchange for his help in seizing weapons from an Imperial freighter. Bo-Katan directs him to meet the Jedi Ahsoka Tano on the forest planet of Corvus.
They arrive at the city of Calodan on the planet Corvus, where they will find Ahsoka Tano. Mando and Baby Yoda find out that the population lived in fear of Morgan Elsbeth, the city’s magistrate. Mando and Baby Yoda meet Ahsoka, and she uses The Force to determine that Baby Yoda’s name is Grogu. She also determines that Grogu began his training as a Jedi before the rise of the Empire. She initially agreed to help Grogu continue his training but later rejects the idea because of his close attachment with Mando. As a result, she asks Mando to take Baby Yoda to an ancient temple on Tython. There, Grogu can use The Force to sense other Jedi and decide what to do next.
Mando places Grogu on the seeing stone at the center of the ancient times when they arrived there. Grogu starts meditating and gets surrounded by a force field. Moff arrives there and captures Grogu after his meditation ended and the force field disappeared. Mando, Frett, and Fennec travel to Frett’s ship to help Mando save Baby Yoda. They ask for Cara’s help, and she takes an ex-Imperial under her custody who agrees to help her locate Moff. In their pursuit of saving Grogu, they ask for help from Bo-Katan and Koska Reeves.
They get to Moff’s cruiser, and Mando starts fighting with Moff Gideon. Mando soon overpowers Moff and becomes the rightful owner of the Darksaber. The dark troopers fly back to the ship to help Moff Gideon, but Luke Skywalker enters the ship and destroys them. Grogu leaves with Luke to continue his training after getting the permission of Mando. The season ends with Frett and Fennec traveling to Jabba’s Palace on Tatooine, where Frett kills Bib Fortuna and claims the throne.
The Mandalorian Characters Description:
- Din Djarin or Mando (Pedro Pascal): He is the main protagonist of the show and an orphan whom the Mandalorians adopted and included in their culture before the series’s events. His parents died during the Clone Wars because of battle droids, which results in Mando’s immense hatred towards the droids.
- Baby Yoda, Grogu: He is a young alien of the same species as Grand Master Yoda from the Star Wars movie. He is still an infant by the standard of his species, despite being 50 years old. Although Baby Yoda is unable to speak, the show demonstrates his great talents as he has a strong natural ability with The Force.
- Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito): He is the primary antagonist of the series. Moff is the Imperial remnant leader, and he wants to abduct Baby Yoda to use his blood for his experiments. Mando and his allies defeat him at the end of the second season.
- Cara Dune (Gina Carano): She is a former Rebel shock trooper from Alderaan and became a mercenary after the fall of the Empire. Cara first meets Mando on the planet Sorgan, and they work together to protect a village from raiders. She then starts helping Mando protect Baby Yoda from the Imperial remnant.
- Greef Karga (Carl Weathers): He is the leader of the Bounty Hunters’ Guild. Greef is both an ally and enemy to Mando at different points in the series’s first season. Greef’s main job is to give assignments to the bounty hunters and ensure everyone follows the guild’s code.
What to Expect in The Mandalorian Season 3
Season 2 ended with a surprise entry of Luke Skywalker. However, the finale leaves us guessing who will control the Darksaber now and whether Baby Yoda will return to Mando after his training. There’s not much information on the third season of The Mandalorian as of yet. However, we can expect the below in The Mandalorian Season 3.
We will get to see Baby Yoda in the third season again. However, the chances of Luke Skywalker returning are slim.
The third season will also deal with the rise of the Empire. Also, we will see what will happen to Moff Gideon’s ship.
Bo-Katan will continue her mission to reclaim the throne of Mandalore. Mando will most likely help her in that.
Grand Admiral Thrawn is alive, and Ahsoka Tano will continue to hunt him.
We can also expect more revelations about Baby Yoda and how his blood is useful for the Empire.
We will probably be able to watch The Mandalorian season 3 trailer by late 2021. It will most likely be around the time when The Book of Boba Fett will be streaming on Disney+.
The Mandalorian Season 3 Release Date:
Unfortunately, the third season of The Mandalorian does not have an official release date yet. However, with the show’s spin-offs coming around, the show will most likely return in 2022 for its third season.
With Mando and Baby Yoda’s emotional separation, there were speculations that there will not be a third season. In addition to that, The Book of Boba Fett will replace the show. However, season 3 will happen and with Mando as the center character as well.
The show’s creator Jon Favreau claimed in an interview with Good Morning America that he didn’t say that the show will not return. He also says that The Book of Boba Fett will release in December 2021. Since he is busy with the spin-off, The Mandalorian Season 3 will only release in 2022. So, we can expect to stream the third season by the first half of 2022.
The Mandalorian Spin-Offs:
Before the announcement of The Mandalorian season 3, Jon announced its spin-offs in December 2020. The series currently has three upcoming spin-off series: The Book of Boba Fett, Ahsoka, and Rangers of the New Republic. Jon Favreau will create all these three series.
The Book of Boba Fett will tell the story of the legendary boundary hunter Boba Fett. The series will follow the story after his appearance in the show The Mandalorian. As mentioned earlier, the series will premiere in December 2021.
Ahsoka was announced in December 2020. The series will focus on the life of Ahsoka Tano.
Rangers of the New Republic was also announced in December 2020. The series will follow the story of the authority members who maintain orders and investigates threats in the Outer Rim.