Mando and Grogu Return for ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 3 Trailer
We can expect more action from the ‘Star Wars’ series as Mando struggles with his faith and battles new threats.
2022 might have offered the ‘ Star Wars ’-flavored delights of ‘ Andor ’ and ‘ Obi-Wan Kenobi ’ to name just two, but it was testament to just how important ‘ The Mandalorian ’ has become to Disney+ , Lucasfilm and fans that when Pedro Pascal ’s Din Djarin––AKA The Mandalorian––appeared in a few episodes of ‘ The Book of Boba Fett ’, the spin-off series suddenly came to life in a way that Boba and co. had never really managed.
Indeed, the stealth return of Mando, Grogu (better known in pop cultural circles as Baby Yoda) and the like, including another cameo for de-aged Luke Skywalker, was a way remind everyone that, yes, ‘The Mandalorian’ was first in this new age of live-action content from the Galaxy far, far away and remains among the best.
It’s still been a long wait for a third season, and we’ll be waiting until March to see it properly, but a new trailer is now online.
A teaser for the new season that dropped in September as part of the company’s D23 event offered tantalizing hints of what we can expect this time around: Mando’s still wrangling with his wider connection to the Mandalorian faith and the people who took him in, and despite leaving Grogu with Luke for Jedi training, the two are now adventuring around the galaxy again.
We’ll check in with the likes of Carl Weathers ’ Greef Karga, and Amy Sedaris ’ Peli Motto, and meet new characters, including that played by Christopher Lloyd , whose casting was announced last year .
Plus there’s Katee Sackhoff ’s Bo-Katan Kryze, who still disputes Mando’s ownership of the Darksaber and its impact on her home of Mandalore––there’s plenty of drama to come there. And Mando’s decision to remove his helmet and reveal his face also keeps him in conflict with The Armorer ( Emily Swallow ) and her followers.
We’ve also learned about who will be directing episodes this season, representing a mix of new names and old faces. Returning veterans include Rick Famuyiwa, Bryce Dallas Howard and Weathers, while ‘ Black Panther ’ cinematographer Rachel Morrison , ‘ Minari ’ filmmaker Lee Isaac Chung, and ‘ Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse ’s Peter Ramsey will all tackle at least one episode.
In the new trailer, Mando announces that he’s headed to Mandalore, and appears to be recruiting some of his fellow warriors to help out. There are scenes of a Mandalorian strike group, Grogu using his forces powers on some sort of beast and Mando teaching his little green charge how to navigate the galaxy.
Also returning is Paul Sun-Hyung Lee as Captain Carson Teva, who warns Mando that he could soon face something even he can’t vanquish. Plus, Imperial forces threatening our hero surely point to a return engagement with Giancarlo Esposito ’s calculating Moff Gideon.
‘The Mandalorian’ returns to Disney+ on March 1st.