The Mandalorian Season 3: Release Date, Trailer Release Date, Cast, Disney+
Even though the Mandalorian season 3 will not hit Disney Plus until February 2023, there is still plenty of information on the upcoming installment of the Star Wars saga to keep us occupied until then.
As a matter of fact, we’ve even got an exclusive quote from Pedro Pascal himself regarding Din Djarin stepping up to the plate as a leader.
Also, there is that Star Wars Celebration trailer and extra footage – not any of it has been released to the public just yet, but we have the lowdown on what happens in those sneak peeks right here.
It was Jon Favreau who gave us the latest update on Din’s redemption quest after he broke the Mandalorian Creed during season 2 of the show.
Here, we’ve got a comprehensive list of everything else you need to know about The Mandalorian season 3, including who’s who in the cast, what’s known so far about the plot, and much, much more.
To catch up on the ongoing journey of Mando and his tiny green charge Baby Yoda, here is how you can catch up…
The Mandalorian season 3 release date is February 2023
It was confirmed at the Star Wars Celebration that The Mandalorian season 3 would be released in February 2023.
Despite the fact that we don’t have anything more specific than that, we have every reason to believe that it will follow the Disney Plus tradition and release on either a Wednesday (most likely, given recent trends) or Friday.
In that case, February 1 is the earliest that it could debut, and it should not come later than February 24 if that is the case.
It’s a galaxy far, far away where the future is bright for all of us. Andor will be arriving on August 31, as will season 2 of The Bad Batch and Tales of the Jedi in the Fall of 2022.
It is expected that the second installment of Star Wars: Visions and Ahsoka will be released in 2023.
The Mandalorian season 3 cast
The cast of The Mandalorian season 3 is anything but set in carbonite at this early stage of production.
There will be a return for Pedro Pascal as Din Djarin, and Grog will once again be by his side.
e had feared that the ongoing filming on Pascal’s other new show, The Last of Us TV series, would take precedence over The Mandalorian season 3 and delay filming, but we have since seen that production is already underway, and filming in due course will take place.
A few weeks ago, Giancarlo Esposito, the actor who plays Moff Gideon, told EW (opens in new tab) that he is expecting to play a bigger role in the third installment of the show: “I have a feeling you’ll see a lot more of me next year.
It is likely that you will see a lot of Moff Gideon.” How very ominous that seems to be the case…
There is no doubt that Carl Weathers will return as Greef Karga, and he will also be directing again, as he confirmed at Steel City Con last weekend.
The Mandalorian season 2 has come to an end. As Bo-Katan, Katee Sackhoff is back on the screen, and she is likely to have her sights set on the Darksaber now that Din has taken possession of it.
The future of Rosario Dawson’s Ahsoka could be in the cards, even though she has an upcoming spin-off and her status remains unclear after her cameo in The Book of Boba Fett.
As part of the line-up, Back to the Future star Christopher Lloyd will also play a mystery role in the film.
In the meantime, Sasha Banks, AKA Mercedes Varnado, has confirmed that she will not be returning as Koska Reeves for season 3 of The Vampire Diaries.
There is also one character who won’t be appearing in the series, Gina Carano’s Cara Dune, who will definitely not be appearing in the series.
As a matter of fact, the general consensus was that she would be one of the main characters in the spin-off of Rangers of the New Republic.
As a result of Carano’s social media activity, LucasFilm has decided to cut all ties with her.
Due to this, she will not be appearing in season 3 of The Mandalorian, and according to reports the spin-off series Rangers of the New Republic has been canceled as well.
But what about Migs Mayfield, who is played by Bill Burr on the show? When discussing the upcoming season 3 with Screen Rant(opens in a new tab), the actor said: “Oh, I hope so.
In addition, I am glad to be a small part of something that is so big, so good, and means so much to many people, thanks to Jon Favreau and Rick Famuyiwa, who wrote both of my episodes that I did.”
There’s no way for me to say anything except that I absolutely love being on that show and I hope it will continue, but even if it doesn’t, I’ve had a blast.”
As for the directors, Bryce Dallas Howard will be back to helm an episode of the show for the third time.
A few years ago, she directed two episodes of The Mandalorian, as well as the well-received episode entitled ‘Return of the Mandalorian’ in The Book of Boba Fett.
In addition to this, Babu Frik (the furry little creature from The Rise of Skywalker) will make an appearance in season three of The Mandalorian.
The Mandalorian season 3 trailer: Description of new footage
At the Star Wars Celebration, the Mandalorian season 3 trailer was revealed behind closed doors. However, we were on the ground, and we have our very own trailer description from the event, so here it is:
This video shows The Armorer saying how upset she is that Mando has removed his helmet – and, worst of all, that he has done so voluntarily.
As Bo-Katan sits upon a throne and speaks to Mando, she admits that she is not impressed with him either.
There is also an appearance by Greef Karga as a mayor of a town, who is killed in a shootout with Pedro Pascal’s Din Djarin, who then promises to go to Mandalore to be “forgiven for his transgressions.”
Baby Yoda and Mando appear to be back together once again in the footage as well.
A different character in Mandalorian armor asks Grogu: “Did you think your Dad was the only Mandalorian in the world?” at the end of the film.”
A small piece of footage was also released as part of another panel at the event. This new look at the upcoming episodes of the series gives us our first look at Mandalore in live action, along with the incredible-looking Star Destroyer, and even some Mandalorians being led by Din Djarin in battle.
We are still nine months away from the release of The Mandalorian season 3 so there may still be a wait until it hits our screens.
What could happen next in the Mandalorian season 3 story?
There are a lot of new adventures coming up in Season 3 of The Mandalorian, according to Dave Filoni: “There’s a lot of new adventures coming up.” I have to be careful, I can’t say anything specific, but I believe that the Force will be strong in this. Let’s just say that.” Despite the fact that it does not give away anything in particular, it sounds very much like classic Mando.
It seems that there is a whole host of narrative threads that are just waiting to be resolved in season three of The Mandalorian.
As per the trailer footage, the claim of Mando and Bo-Katan for the Darksaber appears to be at the top of the list among them.
In Chapter 16, Din inadvertently claimed the Mandalore weapon as his own by defeating Moff Gideon in combat in an attempt to claim it as his own.
This meant that Bo-Katan would now have to compete against Mando in order to reclaim it from Gideon because he wanted to reclaim it from Gideon.
Initially, there seemed to be a plot hole arising out of The Clone Wars, where Sabine Wren had literally handed over the Darksaber to Bo-Katan without any problems.
However, The Book of Boba Fett cleared up that issue for us. In the end, Bo-Katan’s reign of Mandalore ended in disaster, and the Armorer believes that the reason this happened was that Bo-Katan was given the Darksaber and not won it.
As it appears, Din is keen on keeping the weapon, using it in pursuit of a bounty – and getting some training from the Armorer on how to use it as well if he so wishes.
As part of the season 3 trailer, Din appears to be leading a group of Mandalorians, and Pascal teased the character’s journey as a leader in an interview with Total Film.
“If he is going to take on a leadership position in the future, he will be reluctant to do so,” he said.
It seems to me that there is nothing more interesting than a character being forced to discover their potential and to discover who they really are.
I really enjoyed that part of the story. I also think that there are a lot of searchable ways to find the tone of that. I just tried to achieve the subtleties that a character would develop in that manner.”
When it came to Bo-Katan’s thoughts on losing the Darksaber, she was coyer about it, but she did say, “Anytime you have a goal and you don’t succeed, I think you re-evaluate.” That’s interesting…
Jon Favreau has also discussed Din’s struggle for redemption after removing his helmet in season two, and how he is searching for redemption.
During the interview with EW’s Dagobah Dispatch podcast (opens in a new tab), he explained that one of the reasons there was an opportunity for the Mandalorian to be redeemed was because he had transgressed against the Creed by removing his helmet.
He is a Mandalorian, and among his group of Mandalorians, that is not something that is allowed.
Our knowledge now is that there are other groups of Mandalorians who have different rules and regulations that they follow.
Throughout The Clone Wars, we have seen with Dave [Filoni] and the character that I voiced that the Mandalorians there are very different, which is why these different groups are coming together and we are going to figure out how they all work together in order to – and the nexus point for all of these communities, of course, is their home world, Mandalore, from which they are exiled.
There is also another major plot point in this book which revolves around Grogu reuniting with Din. As you can see in the Book of Boba Fett, Baby Yoda was caught at a crossroads, between becoming a Jedi and staying with Papa Mando, and he decided to stay with his father.
It will be interesting to see if the youngling has any second thoughts about his choice, or if Luke Skywalker will play an even bigger role in The Mandalorian.
It appears that Grogu’s powers will indeed continue to play a significant role in The Mandalorian in the future.
The actor who plays Moff Gideon, Giancarlo Esposito, gave the audience a hint into why the villain is so eager to get his hands on Baby Yoda:
“I am going to obtain this child, and it is for a very different reason than many people think,” he said at GalaxyCon.
We want everyone on this show to know, eventually, that this child could save our universe because he or she has magic powers, is 50 years old, and can see the future.
In that case, it makes perfect sense that the Empire is still looking for the Child, and it makes it quite likely that we’ll be seeing him again in the near future.
As part of the joke, Esposito also joked: “You’re going to see me kill this baby.
[Laughs] How about that? It’s totally wrong, but I have to hold out for somewhere that I will win.” We can only hope that doesn’t end up happening…
In addition to this, the actor has also indicated that his character will still remain a formidable foe in this film.
‘Moff is that uber-villain who is all-powerful and who knows all about technology and everything else, so suffice to say you will see him again in the near future.