“The Mandalorian” Season 3 Will Feature a Return to the Bounty Hunter’s Roots

Pedro Pascal has no plans of slowing down, with “The Mandalorian Season 3” coming this March following the success of “The Last of Us”.

by | Jan 18, 2023

The Mandalorian has been the premier series for Disney+, and it is all set to return this March following a two-year hiatus. The season begins right where The Mandalorian spinoff The Book of Boba Fett left things off. The newest trailer gives us a glimpse at what’s next for the duo of Din Djarin, or Mando, and Grogu (Baby Yoda) since the former has been expelled from his cult: the Children of the Watch.

“Following the Book of Boba Fett, Mando and Grogu journey to the home of the Mandalorians.”

The Book of Boba Fett followed the titular bounty hunter Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison). While the story was mostly about the bounty hunter establishing himself as a crime lord, the series set up the future events on the Mandalorian, with its events taking place at the same time as the latter’s second season.

The adorable wielder of the Force realized that Jedi training wasn’t for him, and he instead decided with Din Djarin. The titular Mandalorian, however, has been expelled from his tribe for breaking the code of removing their helmet.

Expelled, the duo now journeys to the Mandalore, which will seemingly allow him to bear the title of a Mandalorian once again. Din and Grogu will also be reuniting with Bo-Katan Kryze (Katee Sackhoff) due to the aftermath of Din’s battle with Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito). Winning the battle made Din Djarin the wielder of Darksaber, seemingly making him a possible ruler of Mandalore. With Sackhoff’s Bo-Katan expected to be highly displeased with this idea, we can expect some more turmoil for the legendary lightsaber.

The trailer also gives us a glimpse at the growing powers of Grogu, despite his decision to leave behind his training with Luke Skywalker. I love the small heartwarming moment of Grogu being on Din’s lap as the two travel at lightspeed (presumably toward Mandalore), depicting the growing father-son bond between the bounty hunter and “Baby Yoda”.

Legendary actor Christopher Lloyd (Doc Brown from Back to the Future) will also be joining the cast in a yet undisclosed role. Another notable return is Carl Weathers’ Greef Karga, who is expected to make a more prominent appearance than previously.

As for the directors, series star Carl Weathers will be directing one of the episodes, with others including Bryce Dallas Howard, Rick Famuyiwa, Peter Ramsey (Into the Spider-Verse), Rachel Morrison, and Lee Isaac Chung.

The Mandalorian season 3 premieres on Disney Plus on March 1.