If you’re one of the millions of Disney+ subscribers who anxiously awaited Season 2 of Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni’s hit series, The Mandalorian — and now find yourself waiting again for Season 3 of the Star Wars show –you’ll want to lean into what title star, Pedro Pascal, recently had to say.
While promoting his latest movie, Patty Jenkins’s Wonder Woman 1984, — which released simultaneously to theaters and HBO Max on Christmas Day — Pascal (Din Djarin) was asked how many more seasons of The Mandalorian fans could anticipate on the Disney+ streaming platform. The actor told Entertainment Tonight:
“No idea, I have no idea. Because I think that quality is always gonna override quantity. So, as long as it’s staying at this incredible standard to which it is at, it’s more a matter of that than anything else.”
Currently — as is creator and showrunner Jon Favreau’s style — little is known about the upcoming third season of The Mandalorian.
Season 3, somewhat surprisingly, does not appear on Disney’s official 2021 release schedule. This goes to show exactly how seriously the creative team behind Din Djarin and Grogu’s (AKA The Child AKA Baby Yoda) adventures are taking the “quality over quantity” adage — fans will likely have to wait well over a year to see what happens next to our unlikely band of heroes, including Cara Dune (Gina Carano), Bo-Katan Kryze (Katee Sackhoff), and Koska Reeves (Sasha Banks).
During The Mandalorian Season 2 finale (Episode 8, “Chapter 16: The Rescue) Djarin finally completed his quest to deliver Grogu to a Jedi — Luke Skywalker (CGI Mark Hamill), accompanied by R2-D2, no less — and had an epic beskar spear vs. Darksaber battle with Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito).
All of this, of course, leaves Bo-Katan’s plan to retake the Darksaber — and, thus, retake Mandalore — rather up-in-the-air at the end of the second season, so we can anticipate that storyline will continue into Season 3. There have also been rumors of a return to prequel trilogy planet Naboo sometime during the third season of The Mandalorian, though these remain unconfirmed by anyone associated with production.
In regard to spinoffs, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy announced that fans can expect both Ahsoka and Rangers of the New Republic to operate within the same timeline as The Mandalorian. Ahsoka will feature Rosario Dawson reprising her live-action portrayal of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels character, while details about Rangers of the New Republic have not been officially unveiled at this time.
Next up for The Mandalorian saga? The Book of Boba Fett, debuting 0n Disney+ in December 2021, featuring Temuera Morrison as the iconic bounty hunter and Ming-Na Wen as mercenary sharpshooter Fennec Shand.
Giancarlo Esposito previously teased that there would be four seasons of The Mandalorian, although neither Pascal nor the production team have confirmed this.
Whenever the new season of The Mandalorian does premiere, the Star Wars fan community is sure to be ready and waiting to see what happens next in the show that has become the center of the Star Wars universe.
What do you think? How many seasons of The Mandalorian should there be?