With greater than two years passing because the season two finale, The Mandalorian is returning for a 3rd installment on March 1.
On the finish of 2020, the Star Wars collection’ finale episode left the collection off on a excessive notice, when a de-aged CGI Mark Hamill arrived on the scene as Luke Skywalker to avoid wasting child Grogu and start his official Jedi coaching. Whereas witnessing the emotional goodbye between masked protagonist Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) and Grogu put a wrench within the hearts of many viewers, a number of followers lauded the ultimate episode for its nostalgic enchantment and the anticipation of the infant’s coaching. The query of Grogu’s whereabouts — and whether or not or not he would reunite with Din — would have been one of the crucial burning questions of all for the following season. That’s, till The E book of Boba Fett solved that one over the course of three crossovers episodes with The Mandalorian.
From government producers Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni, the upcoming season is prepped to maneuver Din and Grogu’s story ahead — this time, as they head to the desolate Mandalorian homeland of Mandalore. Stripped of his Mandalorian standing within the eyes of the Armorer (Emily Swallow) and the Youngsters of the Watch, Din is headed to Mandalore within the hopes of being forgiven for eradicating his helmet within the presence of others. To not point out, he additionally presently holds the Darksaber, a sacred Mandalorian weapon that may solely be received in fight. Based on legend, whoever wields the black-bladed lightsaber additionally holds the declare to rule all of Mandalore.
With all this in thoughts, THR rounds up all of the remaining questions that followers are questioning about forward of the season three premiere.
How does The E book of Boba Fett play into this?
First issues first, for those who haven’t watched The E book of Boba Fett but, it’s semi-mandatory viewing earlier than watching season three of The Mandalorian. In the event you don’t have time to observe all six episodes, not less than dedicate time to Chapters 5, 6 and seven, all of which give attention to Din Djarin and Grogu. As talked about, Boba Fett supplies a glimpse into what’s been occurring with Grogu because the finish of Mando season two. After time aside, Din and Grogu are in the end reunited in Boba Fett’s ultimate episode, which is the place The Mandalorian‘s third season will choose up.
The place does Grogu’s Jedi coaching stand?
In Chapter 6 of The E book of Boba Fett, Luke teaches Grogu within the methods of the Drive, selecting up on the coaching that the kid had earlier than the Jedi Temple was destroyed in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. However when it’s clear the Grogu maintains a powerful attachment to Din as a father determine, Luke presents his scholar with two choices: to decide on between Mandalorian armor or a lightsaber. In selecting the Mandalorian beskar armor that Din gifted him, Grogu would return to his father, thus selecting the lifetime of a Mandalorian and forsaking the best way of the Jedi. If he selected the lightsaber, he would develop into the primary scholar in Luke’s jedi academy, and would commit himself to the Jedi means. With the latter, he would probably by no means see Din once more.
Within the ultimate Boba Fett episode, Grogu follows his coronary heart and chooses to return to his father, giving up his Jedi coaching. However from the season three trailer, it’s clear the Grogu continues to be robust within the Drive, and maybe will proceed coaching in his personal means all through the brand new season.
Will Din be forgiven?
Over the course of the previous two seasons, Din’s damaged the Youngsters of the Watch’s most necessary legislation: eradicating his helmet and exhibiting his face to others. This goes towards the Means, the Mandalorian code that Din was raised by. By these strict requirements, he can now not put on the armor or name himself a Mandalorian. However because the Armorer tells him in The E book of Boba Fett, he can acquire redemption by bathing within the dwelling waters beneath the mines of Mandalore.
With that, Din’s plan is ready, as he states within the season three trailer that he and Grogu are “going to Mandalore in order that [he] could also be forgiven for [his] transgressions.” However the query of whether or not or not Din will actually be forgiven — or if he even must — continues to be up within the air. As he discovered after assembly Bo-Katan Kryze (Katee Sackhoff), following the Means doesn’t essentially make one a Mandalorian, and it’s potential for him to stay a life with out abiding by the Watch’s cult-like guidelines. However regardless of not being born on Mandalore, the Means is all that Din has ever identified, and turning away from it could be to go towards his personal morals. Season three will probably dive into the query of what it means to actually be a Mandalorian, whether or not that’s by following the Means or just upholding the legacy of Mandalore.
Will Bo-Katan problem Din for the Darksaber?
Followers of the animated Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels are well-versed within the backstory of Bo-Katan — a Mandalorian native and the sister of the late Duchess Satine Kryze, the peaceable ruler of Mandalore earlier than the Empire took over.
In Bo-Katan’s thoughts, her household standing makes her the self-proclaimed inheritor to Mandalore’s throne. Nevertheless, in Rebels, Bo Katan is given the Darksaber, in an effort to unite the Mandalorian clans and combat towards the Empire. Her efforts are shortly squashed by the Empire, as Imperial forces destroy what was left of Mandalore and its individuals in what would develop into often known as the Night time of a Thousand Tears. Within the course of, Bo-Katan misplaced the Darksaber to Moff Gideon, who proceeded to lose it to Din Djarin.
All that to say, Bo-Katan has some critical motives for taking revenge towards the Empire and reclaiming her dwelling planet. Sadly for her and Mando, it seems to be like the one means for her to do it’s to accumulate the Darksaber in a duel. And with Din’s sights set on returning the Mandalore, the stage is completely set for a standoff between the 2 characters.
What’s Grogu’s origin story?
Earlier than audiences might determine him by the title of Grogu, the fan-favorite character was dubbed by viewers as merely “Child Yoda.” Grogu’s resemblance to the Jedi grasp sparked quick questions on his origin story. Is he associated to Yoda? The place did he come from?
A part of these questions had been broadly answered in season two when Ahsoka speaks to Grogu by means of the Drive, revealing his true title and the early years of his life spent on the Jedi Temple on Coruscant. There, he was educated within the methods of the Drive, till the vents of Order 66, wherein the Jedi had been worn out and the Empire rose to energy. Based on Ahsoka, Grogu is hidden in the course of the bloodbath, however his reminiscence goes darkish quickly after.
In Chapter 6 of Boba Fett, Luke helps Grogu to recollect these tough moments of his previous, together with a flashback to Order 66, wherein Grogu watches the Jedi combat towards the clones unsuccessfully. His reminiscence involves an finish because the clones spot Grogu in his hiding spot and transfer towards him. Whereas we all know that Grogu by some means escapes alive, it’s potential that season three might present solutions as to what occurred to him within the moments after.
The place is Moff Gideon?
Again to the season two finale, Grogu was captured by Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito), in an try to make use of the infant for his blood. Whereas it was by no means explicitly said why the Empire wished to make use of Grogu’s blood, it’s probably that Gideon wished to review Grogu and probably create extra Drive-sensitive beings like him.
After dropping the Darksaber to Din and dropping the kid, Gideon’s present whereabouts are unknown. Nevertheless, Esposito has confirmed that his character will probably be returning in season three with a vengeance.
How will this season arrange future Star Wars tasks?
Whereas it’s anticipated that this season of The Mandalorian will set the scene for future seasons to return, it could additionally introduce new plots and characters for different Star Wars tasks. As we noticed in The E book of Boba Fett, it’s not unlikely that the foremost gamers of The Mandalorian will present up in different reveals, such because the highly-anticipated Ahsoka spin-off present.
As Anakin Skywalker’s former apprentice and a beloved character of the Clone Wars collection, Ahsoka’s present has been a very long time coming for followers of the franchise. After appearances in The Mandalorian and Boba Fett, Ahsoka will see its protagonist collaborating with fan-favorite characters from Rebels, resembling Ezra Bridger and Sabine Wren. As Lucasfilm gears as much as premiere Ahsoka later this 12 months, it’s potential that these characters might additionally make an look in The Mandalorian.
The Mandalorian season three premieres on Disney+ March 1.