Star Wars: Is The Mandalorian season 3 happening?

The Mandalorian (Pedro Pascal) and the Child in THE MANDALORIAN, season two, exclusively on Disney+
The Mandalorian (Pedro Pascal) and the Child in THE MANDALORIAN, season two, exclusively on Disney+ /

The season 2 finale of The Mandalorian ended with perhaps one of the most climactic moments in Star Wars history when Jedi Master Luke Skywalker showed up to rescue Mando, Grogu, and company from the Death Troopers and take Grogu away to be trained as a Jedi.

Most multi-season shows end their seasons with some sort of cliffhanger hinting at a continuation of the story in the next season, but season 2’s finale felt more like an end to Mando’s story than a new beginning, which might cause some fans to wonder if the series will have a season 3.

Fortunately, in a recent conversation with Good Morning America, series producer Dave Filoni not only confirmed that there will be a season 3 of The Mandalorian, but he also alluded to a possible shift in focus for the series that fans will be excited about.

“I have to be careful,” he said, “I can’t really say anything specific, but I think the Force will be strong with it. Let’s just say that.”

The Mandalorian season 3 theories

The Force is, of course, possibly the defining characteristic of the Star Wars universe, and Mando, as far as we know, isn’t Force-sensitive, but his journey of caring for Grogu put him in close proximity to the Force again and again. Whatever it means when he says the Force will be strong with the third season of The Mandalorian, we’ll just have to wait to see. Though Grogu left with Luke Skywalker, his bond with Mando and fans’ adoration of it mean that we likely haven’t seen the last of him on The Mandalorian.

Season 2 also ended with Mando having possession of the Darksaber, making him the rightful ruler of Mandalore, so it will be interesting to see how that plays out. The Darksaber, though a Mandalorian relic, originated with a Mandalorian Jedi, and perhaps season 3 will further explore the blade’s significance to the Star Wars universe.

Though season 3 is coming, Pedro Pascal recently said on Variety’s Actors on Actors that the third season hasn’t started filming yet, which means we’ll have to wait a while before seeing the next season. But the good news is that, according to Ming-Na Wen, who plays Fennec Shand, The Mandalorian’s spinoff series The Book of Boba Fett just wrapped filming, so filming on The Mandalorian should resume soon.

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