Report: Expect More New Characters in ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 3

in Movies & TV, Star Wars

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The Mandalorian creator and showrunner Jon Favreau has already confirmed that his hit Disney+ series is set to film a third season in the near future.

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Credit: Pedro Pascal and Jon Favreau — ABC News

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In a recent Variety article, Favreau indicated he did not expect pandemic-related delays to hinder the production of the next season of The Mandalorian, saying:

“We’re operating under the assumption that we’ll be able to go forward,” Favreau said. He noted that the innovative production technique pioneered for “The Mandalorian” — with wall-sized video panels for location backdrops — puts the show in a unique position within the industry.

Now, as pre-production presumably gets underway for the next season — although an official filming start date has not been confirmed — casting rumors are beginning to emerge.

ComicBook.com shared details about reports that 20-year-old actress Sophie Thatcher (Chicago P.D., Chicago Med) will be joining the cast of the Star Wars series:

…it’s unclear if that will be in Season 3 of The Mandalorian or some sort of spinoff series. The nature of a Mandalorian spinoff has been intriguing fans for several months now, although there is no indication of what characters it would potentially follow.

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The Mandalorian has introduced — or is going to introduce — fans to multiple Star Wars characters in live-action for the very first time. These include Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson) and Star Wars Rebels’ Bo-Katan Kryze (Katee Sackhoff), either of whom could potentially carry a spinoff show on Disney’s streaming platform.

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Vanth Cobb (Timothy Olyphant) has already been introduced this season and we think he could be a great character to follow in a miniseries about life on Tatooine. Peli Motto (Amy Sedaris) could also potentially make appearances in a Tatooine-based spinoff series.

What adventures are you hoping Din Djarin, The Child (Baby Yoda), and the rest of the crew get up to in The Mandalorian Season 3?

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