The Mandalorian The season two finale was both an exciting snowball of the many storylines of the last eight episodes and a little betrayal of everything we loved about the show. What can we say, we love Mando and Grogu. But whatever we thought of the last 10 minutes, there is no argument: the season was first class. So of course we’re going to spend the next year (or more?) Thinking about what’s to come The Mandalorian Season 3.
While those final scenes were mind-blowing on television, the finale raised a number of questions that could either be picked up across the board or waved away by hand. (“These aren’t the storylines you’re looking for.”) Here’s what’s still buzzing in our brains when we know what we know about Din Djarin, Grogu, and the rest of The Mandalorian Subsidiary characters.
[Ed. note: This story contains major spoilers for every episode of The Mandalorian]
Is Baby Yoda Still On The Show?
At the end of season two, none other than Luke Skywalker (OK, a CGI copy of him) carried Grogu out the door to train the young Force carrier. However, there is no telling whether “ The Child” will be back or not. The Mandalorian
However, a season with the two didn’t get out of hand, and a tearful reunion would make for a nice moment in season 4. Also keep in mind that the resurgent Empire has its blood and clone scientists on the back burner, it seems like some version of Baby Yoda is returning one way or another. Unless we jump and get … Teen Grogu?
Will Din join his Mandalorians and take back Mandalore?
So what would The Mandalorian Season 3 is about whether or not it’s about an adorable green doll? Well, Mandalorians, of course. We sure have everything a Mandalorian squad could need to take back their planet. Bo-Katan could lead the charges, followed by Koska Reeves, Din Djarin, and maybe even Sabine Wren’s first live-action appearance. Boba Fett is unlikely to join them – since he’s both a clone and runs his own criminal syndicate or whatever – but maybe he could stop by for an episode or two.
This may not be as cute as a stoic, helmet-clad warrior who learns to be a father but leaves The MandalorianTrying to take back their homeworld would be extremely exciting. And it would certainly fit the show and its title. Plus, all of these characters are like being put out of the way for series Rangers of the New Republic and Ahsokawhat will happen in the same period I sendis already set.
Is Mando holding the dark sword?
In the utter chaos that was the final moments of the season two finale, an important topic of conversation had been lost that was never fully resolved: Who gets the Darksaber?
If Din Djarin keeps the Darksaber, he will rule Mandalore. That might be a compelling arc, and one with a lot of argument. While his status might help legitimize foundlings among naturally-born Manadlorians, they likely won’t accept him as their ruler – after all, they had a pretty bad number of non-native rulers.
If Din gives up the saber … how will it happen? Will we get a fight between Din and Bo-Katan next season?
Will Scary-CGI Luke only appear in random series from now on?
Full character CGI has come a very long way since then Rogue One recreated Peter Cushing’s Grand Moff Tarkin. Full character CGI also has a very long way to go before it becomes extremely distracting to look at. While it was certainly exciting to see Luke twirling his lightsaber through Dark Troopers like they were nothing, the eerie CGI version of the character had no soul and he certainly had a hard time convincing us he cared about Grogu.
If they want to get Luke on more Star Wars spinoff shows from this period, which they definitely shouldn’t, then at least they have the decency to cast him again. Sacrilege? I’m just going to say that Charles Dance should play Grand Moff Tarkin Rogue One
When will the third season of The Mandalorian actually premiere?
Not only did the season two finale end with Din and Grogu going their separate ways, but the post-credit stringer also promised a new entry into the Disney Plus Star Wars lineup. The book by Boba Fett, for December 2021. Is it a replacement for a new season of The Mandalorian or will we both get next year?
There are universal reasons why the show can take a break. At the moment there is no real direction for Din Djarin’s story, and Baby Yoda’s story makes perfect sense. So it seems that Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni could wait for a little movement in the universe before bringing Mando back.
The reasons for an out of universe delay are obvious: Disney isn’t need the show immediately. At least not like before. I send is no longer the only Star Wars show to date, but just one of at least 10 other green light series. That means the series can take an extended HBO-style break of a year or two without missing out on too much. There’s also the fact that Din now seems to be taking off his helmet more often, meaning they need Pedro Pascal more on set than they used to (which basically seemed like never before).
Rumors suggest it The book by Boba Fett could be a miniseries or a TV movie that either precedes or concludes The Mandalorian Season 3, which means we can get a double dose of Star Wars live-action storytelling over the 2021 holiday season. But we won’t be surprised if the show takes a long hiatus to find out what’s next.