Pedro Pascal and his little green son return to our screens in 2023 and we now have our first look after D23 Expo, Disney's annual fan event, revealed the first official trailer for the upcoming season of the hit Star Wars show, The Mandalorian.
The First Glimpse of Mandalore.
The first trailer for Season three of The Mandalorian dropped at D23 Expo on Saturday during the Lucasfilm panel, and fans are freaking out over the long awaited first look at planet Mandalore in live-action. The planet suffered heavily during The Night Of A Thousand Tears, and millions of Mandalorians were killed. After the destruction, the remaining Mandalorians scattered throughout the galaxy, attempting to live a normal life. After the execution of Order 66, The Empire sieged Mandalore and their planet was lost. Season three follows Din Djarin on his journey to planet Mandalore to redeem himself for the transgression of removing his helmet.
Is Bo-Katan In Her Villain Era?
Season two ended with Katee Sackhoff's Bo-Katan and Pedro Pascal's Din Djarin striking a deal for the safety of Grogu and the liberation of Mandalore. However, from what we see in the new trailer, she doesn't seem all that pleased to see Din when they reunite.
We also get a first taste of the newfound tension between these two in the finale, when The Mandalorian defeats Moff Gideon and gains The Darksaber. That weapon is a core detail in Bo-Katan's plan to reclaim her planet, as whoever wields the sword can unite their people and rule Mandalore.
The Saber must be won in battle. In Gideon's words, “The Sword doesn't have power, the story does.” Could this mean a battle between the two Mandalorians is on the horizon to ensure Bo-Katan's plan takes form?
Returning Friends and New Faces.
The trailer confirms the return of a few of our beloved characters from previous seasons, including the Bounty Hunter's Guild leader Greef Karga, The Rise Of The Skywalker‘s Babu Frik. It also gives us a taste of some new additions to the Mandalorian family. I don't know about you, but Din Djarin fighting alongside his creed for the sake of his planet is gonna be really freaking cool to watch.
One character we will not be revisiting however is Gina Carano's Cara Dune, who was removed from the show's cast in 2020 after multiple controversies.
This Is The Way.
Season three started production in Fall 2021 and at Star Wars Celebration in May 2022 we were given the release period of February 2023. However, after the D23 Expo where the new trailer released, The Mandalorian‘s social media pages have changed their bios from “Original Series Streaming February 2023” to “Streaming 2023.”
Hopefully, fans won't be waiting too long for their favorite father-son duo's return after last seeing them in The Book Of Boba Fett in early 2022. Thankfully, there will be no shortage of Star Wars content until then with Andor, Tales Of The Jedi, and The Bad Batch releasing in the meantime.
Let's Talk Mandalorian.
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