‘Star Wars’ Is Reportedly Changing the Name of ‘The Mandalorian’

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Recently, the online rumor mill has been swirling with reports that showrunner Jon Favreau and executive producer Dave Filoni’s hit series, The Mandalorian, will end after its upcoming third season.

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The series, which takes place in the Star Wars timeline about five years after the original trilogy ended with Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983), has introduced characters like bounty hunter Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal), Marshal Cobb Vanth (Timothy Olyphant), Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen), and, of course, Grogu (AKA “Baby Yoda”) into the Star Wars universe.

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It has also seen the return of icons like bounty hunter Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison) and Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker (CGI Mark Hamill), who swooped in to save Djarin, Shand, Grogu, Bo-Katan Kryze (Katee Sackhoff), Koska Reeves (Sasha Banks), and Cara Dune (Gina Carano) in the Season 2 finale episode.

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Now, a new post indicates that the immensely popular Star Wars show will not actually be ending after Season 3, but will simply continue under a new name after the storyline ramps up. The post indicates that a fourth season is likely coming — which corroborates what Moff Gideon actor Giancarlo Esposito has previously indicated — but noted that:

…there’s there’s an “end” planned…I’ve also heard it’ll just morph into a “new” show that sticks with the characters/time period, but under a new name.

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Later, the original poster shared:

For EXAMPLE (just hypothetical): imagine a story point where the show changes to “The Mandalore” or something instead of “The Mandalorian”
Things can obviously change, so perhaps that change will happen sooner, but from all I’ve heard in poking around, Season 3 being the “end” doesn’t sound quite right. Sounds like they’re going balls to the wall and upping the scale on Season 3, so who knows?
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While all of these rumors remain unconfirmed, and we don’t know too much about The Mandalorian Season 3 — except that it begins filming this month at The Volume soundstage and it will interconnect with The Book of Boba Fett and Rosario Dawson’s Ahsoka — we can surmise that the Darksaber storyline will continue to play a key role in the show.

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At the end of Season 2, Djarin won the black-bladed weapon in battle with Gideon, making him the de facto ruler of Mandalore. This, of course, angered Kryze, whose sole mission is to once again wield the saber in a bid to avenge her sister, Duchess Satine Kryze’s death at the hands of Darth Maul.

Thus, it is not far-fetched to assume that, somehow, Djarin’s story will end with him as Manda’lor, the leader of New Mandalore.

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Some have speculated that Kryze will become a villain in Season 3, but this has not been confirmed, though Sackhoff has shared that fans aren’t “supposed to know” if the fan-favorite Star Wars: The Clone Wars character is trustworthy at this point in time.

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The Mandalorian saga continues with its first spinoff, Robert Rodriguez’s The Book of Boba Fett, in December 2021.

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