The wait is nearly over. Sources have reported that The Mandalorian has started production on their third season. The new season has apparently been in the works since before Season 2 premiered in October 2020. Last spring, pre-production started on the third season of the live-action Star Wars series from creator and showrunner Jon Favreau, who was the first to confirm spin-off show The Book of Boba Fett — which starts streaming on December 29 on Disney+, is separate from The Mandalorian Season 3.
The Star Wars studio recently wrapped production on Boba Fett and Obi-Wan Kenobi, each filmed on the Volume Stage at Manhattan Beach’s MBS Media Campus. The next scheduled Star Wars spinoff, Andor, also wrapped this month after filming in London.
According to Star Wars insider site BespinBulletin.com, the new season of The Mandalorian started production last month at Manhattan Beach Studios in California. Season 3 will film through late March and is currently shooting without lead actor Pedro Pascal, who is playing Joel in the now-filming The Last of Us series for HBO. Producer and Star Wars good Samaritan Dave Filoni, a writer and director on The Mandalorian, hinted at more Force users in the third season after the arrivals of Ahsoka Tano (played by Rosario Dawson) and Jedi Master Luke Skywalker (played by the original trilogy legend, Mark Hamill) in Season 2.
On Good Morning America, Filoni said, “It’s exciting, we’re both working on [Mandalorian Season 3], we’re working on Boba Fett right now, so there’s a lot of new adventures coming up,” he added, “”I have to be careful, I can’t really say anything specific, but I think the Force will be strong with it. Let’s just say that.”
Giancarlo Esposito has confirmed his return as Moff Gideon in Season 3. Carl Weathers, who plays bounty hunter Greef Karga, has also confirmed that he will reprise his role and direct at least one episode of The Mandalorian‘s third season. Plot details for the new season remain under wraps. Disney and Lucasfilm have yet to announce the start of production on the new season from executive producers Favreau, Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy, and Colin Wilson.
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