When The Mandalorian debuted on Disney+, there was a collective cheer from Star Wars fans. From the minds of Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni, season three of The Mandalorian is finally here. Our favorite Mandalorian Din Djarin and the cutest force wielder around, Grogu, are finally back in our lives. The Mandalorian director Rick Famuyiwa has been with the show since the first season and now returns for multiple episodes in season three.
Luckily, I was able to speak with the phenomenal Mandalorian director about the potential appearances of future characters. Additionally, we discussed the Tarre Vizsla-like path potentially ahead of Grogu.
Mandalorian director discusses potential cameos
*Spoiler Warning: The Mandalorian Seasons 1, and 2 and The Book of Boba Fett*
Although I admittedly tried to bait Famuyiwa into breaking the internet with Star Wars sequel trilogy cameos he'd like to see in the future, it didn't work. However, he did elaborate that he has a plethora of ideas he'd like to weave into The Mandalorian series.
“I'm not going to speculate on that, but I will say I have some ideas in my head that would be really cool.”—The Mandalorian director Rick Famuyiwa with Agents of Fandom Editor-in-chief TJ Zwarych
While cameos from characters like Ahsoka Tano and Luke Skywalker have excited fans in the past, The Mandalorian director Rick Famuyiwa elaborates on the true heart of the series: the bond between Din Djarin and Grogu.
While Grogu is a Mandalorian foundling, he's also very in-tune with The Force. There's only been one Jedi-Mandalorian in the past, Tarre Vizsla. Although Grogu's journey does somewhat mirror Vizsla's, Mandalorian director Rick Famuyiwa noted Grogu must find his own path.
“I think that's what is so special about the show. Even though these are elements of Jedi and Mandalorian, I think we all have similar thoughts and questions about our own beliefs.”—The Mandalorian director Rick Famuyiwa with Agents of Fandom Editor-in-chief TJ Zwarych
It would undoubtedly be exciting for Sabine Wren or Hera Syndulla to show up in season three of The Mandalorian. It would be wild if the series continues long enough to interact with sequel trilogy characters. However, this has never been the heart of the show. The bond between Din Djarin and Grogu, combined with high emotional stakes, is the straw that stirs the drink.
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