The year 2022 has brought a wealth of new material from the galaxy far, far away for Star Wars fans to enjoy. Even though this is the most live-action Star Wars programming audiences have ever seen, fans are still looking forward to Season 3 of the show that started it all: The Mandalorian.
Grogu’s rescue by Luke Skywalker in The Mandalorian’s Season 2 finale astonished viewers, who were surprised that he had accepted Skywalker’s offer to teach Grogu as a Jedi. Despite the fact that many consider it one of the greatest moments in Star Wars history, that episode aired back in December 2020.
Even though The Book of Boba Fett had additional Mando and Grogu, it’s been a while since a new episode of The Mandalorian appeared on Disney+. As a result, fans have high hopes for the upcoming third season of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
One of the show’s directors has previewed a bit of what this season’s narrative holds months out before the release in 2023 of the upcoming season.
How the Plot Will Be Different?
Star Wars fans should be delighted by what Weathers revealed, even though he didn’t reveal anything about Season 3 or his own episode. The Book of Boba Fett’s inclusion of Mando and Grogu was a pleasant surprise, given that the show was not intended to focus on them and that the plotline was planned to conclude in Season 3.
Mando and Grogu’s reconciliation ought to be addressed sooner rather than later, according to one idea from Season 3. That does sound like a possibility based on Weathers’ remarks on the need for “greater breadth” and “stories inside stories”.
It’s unclear that Mando’s return to Mandalore will center solely on his act of redemption, but rather on the greater war and history between the many Mandalorians.
Carl Weathers‘ character, Greef Karga, has evolved over the course of this season, and it will be intriguing to see how he fits into the story. A lot like Mando’s transformation, Karga has gone from being a self-serving survivor to a trusted friend to Din Djarin on Navarro.
That relationship and those adjustments may not be able to hold up in front of this season’s larger, more complex problems. Season 3 of The Mandalorian has yet to begin, but Greef Karga’s Weathers has already given fans enough to look forward to.
What Did the Mandalorian Director Say About Season 3?
Carl Weathers, the director and actor of The Mandalorian’s Season 3 directorial episode, told Empire that “a bit more [action]” would be included in the episode, as well as “many, many different stories within the story.”
A pursuit sequence was necessary to save Grogu in “Chapter 13: The Siege” from Season 2, which was directed by Weathers. In fact, a significant portion of the second season of The Mandalorian focused on Mando’s quest to safeguard Grogu and bring him back together with the Jedi.
There is some speculation, based on the account of Mando and Grogu in The Book of Boba Fett, that the next mission for the galaxy’s favorite father-son combination would entail more than just their family of two.
On the one hand, Weathers confessed that his Season 3 episode is “a little different [than the Siege] since it had a lot wider scope,” but on the other hand, Weathers said that “Oh there was more action, I suppose, in this one.” There were a lot of distinct stories within this one, and it was a lovely touch.”
Mando discovers in The Book of Boba Fett that the only way to atone for removing his helmet is to visit the Mines of Mandalore’s living waters. Star Wars Celebration video purported to indicate what the bounty hunter’s next assignment would be, but he’ll have to deal with “stories inside stories” as well as the obvious problems.
Mando has interacted with Luke Skywalker and Ahsoka Tano, and Bo-Katan Kryze wants the Darksaber from him, but Moff Gideon is still alive, and a number of other characters, including Boba Fett, Fennec Shand, the Armorer, and Carl Weathers’ Greef Karga, are also likely to play a role.
Weathers says that directing The Mandalorian is a fun task because of all the moving parts and possibilities “Neither a mystery nor a dark comedy, nor is it even a procedural. It’s a combination of so many things:”
“I love directing. It’s my passion. This show gives you so much opportunity to deal with all these different characters. Even though they’re different episodes, it’s not like typical episodic television – it’s not a whodunnit, it’s not a dark comedy, it’s not a procedural. It’s so many different things, and it’s action-adventure on top of that. As a director, you get a chance to exercise your talent, and also your ability to deliver in those different areas.”
This season, Weathers’ character, Greef Karga, will be rocking a stunning red robe as he takes on the role of The Mandalorian. “The big cloak is majestic, but it also indicates Greef’s growth and who he will be in Season 3,” Karga’s actor said, ‘It’s an indication of Greef’s transformation and who he will be in Season 3.”
“Amazing, isn’t it? We have such a wonderful wardrobe designer who puts all of that together. The wardrobe is majestic to say the least. Greef wears it well! It really speaks to how he has matriculated, how he has grown in stature and ambition. And obviously on screen it looks fantastic. It adds so much.”