New Disney Plus Promo Indicates That ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 3 Is Planned To Arrive Next Year
A newly-revealed Disney+ promo has indicated that Lucasfilm are looking to get the third season of Star Wars: The Mandalorian out by the end of 2021. The news has interesting implications following the report that a Boba Fett spin-off miniseries will start filming first.
The recent promo hyping up Disney+’s launch in Slovakia at some point next year (along with, presumably, most of Eastern Europe) has indicated that by the end of 2021, viewers will not only be able to watch the entirety of the first two seasons of The Mandalorian, but they will also be able to catch the third one as it arrives. The promo hypes up an abundance of other content, most notably the four Marvel shows confirmed to arrive next year, but no other new Star Wars content is featured or otherwise hinted at. Check it out below:
It should be forewarned that just because a date is announced in advance doesn’t always mean that it will make that date. Production upheavals as a result of COVID-19 aside, Marvel’s WandaVision miniseries was expected to arrive at the end of 2020 until earlier today, where it was confirmed that it would be hitting in January instead. Cases are spiking in a big way once again, and that could interrupt production schedules in spite of Disney’s best efforts, although Jon Favreau has indicated that they’ll do everything that they can to keep the cast and crew safe.
It will be very interesting to see how scheduling of the Boba Fett spin-off, which has reportedly already begun filming according to Deadline, will factor into the release plans for The Mandalorian‘s third outing. That report came almost entirely out of left field, as aside from some rumors and speculation that such a spin-off could happen following the confirmation of Temuera Morrison’s involvement with the streaming series, no creative team or cast has been revealed, while the two other live-action series rapidly moving forward right now – starring Cassian Andor and Obi-Wan Kenobi – took a good while to really get moving due to some creative changes prior to the start of production. It’s entirely possible that much of the staff that’s involved with The Mandalorian is also working on the spin-off, which would explain the secrecy.
The first season of The Mandalorian is streaming exclusively on Disney+. The second season will debut on Disney+ starting on October 30, 2020. A third season is currently being written by Jon Favreau and is in pre-production for an unknown release window, while actor Giancarlo Esposito has indicated that there are plans for at least four seasons.
Grant has been a fan of Star Wars for as long as he can remember, having seen every movie on the big screen. When he’s not hard at work with his college studies, he keeps himself busy by reporting on all kinds of Star Wars news for SWNN and general movie news on the sister site, Movie News Net. He served as a frequent commentator on SWNN’s The Resistance Broadcast.