The Mandalorian director, and now Executive Producer Rick Famuyiwa spoke to SFX Magazine about the show’s ambitious scale as well as the looming threat posed by the Empire. While discussing how Season 3 would top Season 2, Famuyiwa said they really tried to push the envelope with Season 3 in ways they hadn’t so far. Here’s the exact reply-
"“I can say that this season has certainly been the biggest yet, the most ambitious yet – it was almost crazy to try to do everything we’ve tried to do this season – but I think that ambition is just driven by wanting to continue to make these stories great. For me, the foundation has always been that simple relationship between Mando and Grogu. The adventures get bigger and the characters you meet might be as iconic as Luke Skywalker, but it’s always in the service of that simple story. That’s taken us to bigger and bigger places, and certainly, this season is the biggest yet.”"
Season 2 featured Ahsoka Tano and Luke Skywalker, so it’s hard to imagine what Famuyiwa means when he says Season 3 is the most ambitious so far, but it’s a mouth watering prospect. It’s definitely brilliant news for fans, because like them, the creatives behind the series are just as committed to making sure this show only raises the bar with each and every season. But at the heart of it all will always be the love between a father and child.
Famuyiwa also discussed the growing threat the Empire poses, and how characters such as New Republic X-Wing pilot, Carson Teva, might be privy to the Empire’s nefarious plans.
"“There’s certainly something that Teva has been having an ear to in terms of what the Empire may be up to, so yeah, I think we’ll certainly see some of that throughout the season…”"
Teva can be seen warning Din of the same in the Season 3 trailer. Season 3 has all the ingredients required to make it one of the best Star Wars projects. Mandalorian culture, politics, a throne on the line, a weapon with centuries of history behind it and a Mandalorian and Jedi father and son duo are just a few of the many reasons fans may tune in. As the show moves forward, its fanbase includes not only those who are interested in Din and Grogu, but fans of The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels as well, as it brings plenty of the beloved animated characters from those series to live action.
Who will be next to enter the world of live action and what surprises await fans in Season 3? You’ll have to wait until March 1st to find out. The Mandalorian returns in a week on Disney+.