Favreau Tips His Hand – Hasn’t Planned The End of ‘The Mandalorian’

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The Mandalorian (Pedro Pascal) and the Child in THE MANDALORIAN, season two, exclusively on Disney+. Credit: Lucasfilm

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Seems that The Mandalorian may not be as well thought out after all…

Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) shakes hands with Greef Karga (Carl Weathers) in 'The Mandalorian' Season Three
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Often the best series are those that know when to quit. Shows like Gravity Falls and The Good Place are outstanding because they had the end in mind from the beginning, and fans could tell! Many thought that was the case with Jon Favreau’s The Mandalorian but that may not be so…

(L-R) Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, and Rick Famuyiwa on Mandalorian set
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Related: Season 4 of ‘The Mandalorian’ Already Well Underway According to Showrunner

Season 1 of The Mandalorian had a concise story arc. Mando/Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) was a foundling, and when sent on a mission by the Imperial Remnant, he discovered Grogu/Baby Yoda (Himself), who was then adopted as a foundling. Mando’s (Pascal) mentor, the Armorer (Emily Swallow), tells him that he must return Grogu (Himself) to his own kind: the Jedi.

Mandalorian Armorer
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Season 2 seemed fairly straightforward as well. Mando (Pascal) crossed the Galaxy and encountered Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson), a former Jedi, who helped the bounty hunter to put Grogu (Himself) back in touch with The Force, and to reach out to another famous Jedi, Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), who eventually saved the duo from Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito) and his army of Dark Troopers.

Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker holding Grogu
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The Book of Boba Fett complicated things. Grogu (Himself) made the decision to leave his training and return to his adopted father. This did end up saving his life from Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), but where will the plot lead them now? Fans will find out their next step in less than a week, but where does their path ultimately lead?

grogu receiving beskar armor from din djarin in the book of boba fett
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For a quick minute, fans thought that Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, and others had it all sketched out. Favreau announced that he had already finished working on Season 4, and things seemed well in hand, but new comments from the showrunner have cast that into doubt. According to an article from Comicbook, which sites a recent interview by Favreau, the showrunner has not planned out an ending for the series:

“No, I don’t,” Favreau replied when asked if he has an ending in mind. “I think the beauty of this is that it’s a middle chapter of a much larger story. And though we’ll have resolution over time with these characters, I think that how these characters fit into the larger scope and scale, but it’s not like there’s a finale that we’re building to that I have in mind. Quite the contrary, I love for these stories to go on and on.”

While it may seem risky to enter this endeavor without an end in mind, it’s obviously been working for The Mandalorian thus far. Fans across the world have been swept up in what has been dubbed, time and time again, a phenomenon. The plot continues to be engaging enough that even four years later, fans keep coming back to find out what happens next! Hopefully, Favreau, Filoni, and others know when the right time is to end it!

Pedro Pascal as The Mandalorian holding Grogu
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Related: ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 3 Premiere Receives Disappointing Update

Season 3 of The Mandalorian debuts on Disney+ on March 1, 2023, and stars Pedro Pascal as Din Djarin, The Mandalorian, Katee Sackhoff as Bo-Katan Kryze, Carl Weathers as Greef Karga, Giancarlo Esposito as Moff Gideon, and Emily Swallow as The Armorer. According to the official logline of this Star Wars story, “The Mandalorian will cross paths with old allies and make new enemies as he and Grogu continue their journey together.”

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