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What Should We Expect in Season 3 of The Mandalorian?

Season 3 of 'The Mandalorian' isn't far off now. What plot details do we know about it?
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Star Wars has been enjoying a huge resurgence in live-action popularity lately, and you can thank one shiny-armored bounty hunter for that. Din Djarin, the Mandalorian, will return to the small screen in March 2023. If you’re dying to know what he’s been up to since his cameo in The Book of Boba Fett, you’re not alone.

The adventures of Din and his young companion, Grogu, have captivated TV audiences since 2019. With the beloved show set to return early next year, many fans are eager to find out more about the plot of the upcoming show. Grogu is firmly back in Din’s care, and the two seem destined to go back to Mandalore to help Bo-Katan Kryze reestablish the ancient warrior society. 

The Synopsis

Lucasfilm recently released a brief synopsis of the upcoming third season of the show. It’s pretty light on plot details, but it includes some interesting tidbits. “The journeys of the Mandalorian through the Star Wars galaxy continue. Once a lone bounty hunter, Din Djarin has reunited with Grogu. Meanwhile, the New Republic struggles to lead the galaxy away from its dark history. The Mandalorian will cross paths with old allies and make new enemies as he and Grogu continue their journey together.”

So, we know that the New Republic will be a larger focus this time around, according to the synopsis. Many fans were somewhat frustrated with the Sequel Trilogy for not spending much time exploring the political landscape of the New Republic. Lucasfilm was probably a bit hesitant to bog viewers down with more dialog-heavy exposition dumps since that was so poorly received in the Prequels, but some fans who grew up with those films apparently preferred that style.

Moreover, the synopsis confirms that Grogu is back with Din for good after the events of Book of Boba Fett. Viewers who missed that spin-off might not realize that Din went to Luke Skywalker’s Jedi temple to retrieve his young ally before reconsidering the decision. However, the youngster decided to return to his armored pal after declining Luke’s training, so the two are back up to their old ways.

Mandalore

The plot of the second season of The Mandalorian heavily hinted that the show will be taking the protagonist back to the planet his culture hails from. Bo-Katan Kryze, sister of former dutchess Satine Kryze, once ruled the planet with the Darksaber. She was bested off-screen by Moff Gideon, and Mandalore was razed by the Empire – something she often reminds Din and the audience throughout the second season.

Moreover, in Book of Boba Fett, Din’s ally The Armorer tells him he needs to bathe himself in the waters of Mandalore to repent for the sin of taking his helmet off in front of other people. If he can’t do so, he won’t be a true Mandalorian in the eyes of the militant Children of the Watch order to which he adheres. 

Time will tell whether Sabine Wren will make an appearance in the third season of the show. She once carried the Darksaber and trained with it before giving it to Bo-Katan. As such, she has more in common with Din Djarin than either of them realizes. She’ll likely play a prominent role in the upcoming Ahsoka series, but it remains to be seen whether that means she’ll have a cameo in Din’s adventures.

New Enemies?

Din has made an enemy of the Empire already. Who else is there in the Galaxy for him to face off against? It’s possible that he could cross paths with Grand Admiral Thrawn, the main antagonist of Star Wars: Rebels and the archenemy of Ahsoka. However, he’s more likely to feature as the main villain of Ahsoka, so Lucasfilm might hold off on debuting him in live-action in Din’s series.

Some fans wonder if the Black Sun crime syndicate could make an appearance in Mando’s third season. Qira, an antagonist from Solo, worked closely with Sith Lord Darth Maul during the Age of the Empire until his death at the hands of Obi-Wan Kenobi. Since Boba Fett tangled with the Pyke Syndicate in his own show, it’s possible that the allied Black Sun group could cross paths with Din in the next season. 

In either case, fans are excited to see the silver-armored bounty hunter return to Disney+. The first episode will air on March 1, and new episodes will be uploaded weekly on Wednesdays.