Woo wee!! Nothing perks up a gray Tuesday after a 3-day weekend like a trailer of a highly-anticipated series! Can’t believe it’s been two years since we’ve seen a new episode of The Mandalorian – yep, S2 season finale was released back in December 2020! I still remember my state of shock seeing Luke Skywalker save the day… I certainly did not see THAT coming.
Now, I skipped The Book of Boba Fett series as it just didn’t seem well worth investing in, but I did see the one episode featuring Grogu. For some reason, I missed seeing the teaser back in September so a lot of the footage here is new to me!
It’s gotta be good to be Pedro Pascal! By March 1, he’d have two highly-rated series streaming on two major services: this one and The Last Of Us on HBO which I’m looking forward to seeing as well, maybe we’ll make it a Pascal TV Marathon! So he’s back as Din Djarin and looks like he’s leading a group of Mandalorians? I don’t know what they’d be called but they’re wearing similar helmets and armor as Din.
One thing that strikes me seeing Din and Grogu walking together in this bustling marketplace is how similar that market is to Planet Batuu in Disneyland Park’s Galaxy’s Edge. My hubby and I had been there a couple of times and our favorite ride is Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance which beats everything else we’ve ridden in ALL the parks, including the overrated Avatar ride. Well, I’m hoping one day they’ll add a Mandalorian-themed ride! Sorry I’m off on a tangent here, ahah.
Jon Favreau is back as the showrunner, executive producing it with Dave Filoni, director Rick Famuyiwa, Colin Wilson and Lucasfilm honcho Kathleen Kennedy, among others. Per Wikipedia, Favreau wrote all eight episodes of the season, working with Noah Kloor on the 3rd and Filoni on the 4th and 7th episodes.
What’s exciting though is that we’ve got some great new talents behind the scenes, including Minari’s director Lee Isaac Chung, Black Panther & Mudbound cinematographer Rachel Morrison, actor Carl Weathers, co-director of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse‘s Peter Ramsey, and Bryce Dallas Howard, who directed two episodes of The Mandalorian in S1 and S2.
Fun seeing returning characters like Weather‘s Greef Karga, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee‘s Captain Carson Teva, and Amy Sedaris‘ Peli Motto, who yells ‘May the Force be with you! as Mando and Grogu fly away. I didn’t see Katee Sackhoff‘s Bo-Katan nor Giancarlo Esposito‘s Moff Gideon but they’re credited on IMDb so we shall see. Of course, Ludwig Göransson‘s iconic score remains one of my favorite TV scores of the past decade!
There’s a lot going on in this trailer but the one thing that got the loudest reaction from my hubby is when all the Jedis show up…
The scene looks similar to the one when Grogu recalls his memory of Order 66 where all the jedis got slaughtered in the one Boba Fett episode I watched. Here it is again for those who want a refresher.
In any case, I just might rewatch the last few episodes of S2 prior to the S3 premiere on March 1. I wish Disney+ would release all 8 episodes at once like Netflix does, but then again it’s kind of fun to anticipate what’s happening next week after week.
What do you think of the trailer? Are you anticipating S3 of The Mandalorian?
5 thoughts on “The Mandalorian Season 3 Trailer – Mando + Grogu are back for new adventures on March 1”
Yeah, I’m totally seeing this as I love this show as it made me a Star Wars fan all over again. The Book of Boba Fett started off nicely but it then got boring as it sort of ended up focusing on other things including what the Mandalorian was doing and how he and Grogu reunited. At least there was an episode with both Luke Skywalker and Ashoka Tano though it did deviate from the main narrative of that show.
Yeah I feel like I’m not missing anything by skipping most of Bobba Fett series, but glad I saw the one episode focusing on Mandalorian w/ Luke, Ashoka and Grogu.
Exactly. I don’t think I’ll re-watch it ever. I don’t mind Boba Fett and those characters but I’d rather see them in The Mandalorian.
I somehow thought this is season 3 or 4 of the show since it’s been almost 3 years that season 2 aired. Also, there’s been 3 other Star Wars shows that have aired, so it felt very long to me. I didn’t care for The Book of Boba Fett and Kenobi, two very disappointing shows, especially the latter.
Definitely looking forward to watching this new season. Hopefully, it won’t disappoint after two excellent seasons.
I did watch the first of episode of The Last of Us and it’s very good. I just hope HBO won’t milk the show too much so it won’t become another Walking Dead.
Yeah there are so many SW-related series aren’t they? Disney is milking that franchise for all its worth and then some! But I did love Andor and the first two season of Mandalorian, so I’m really looking forward to this.
I finally saw The Last of Us last night and I’m hooked!!