'The Mandalorian' Season 3 Due To Start Filming By Year's End

The Mandalorian season 2 is premiering on October 30, which is not too far away now. Many Star Wars fans are very much excited for what is to come, especially given the recent marketing materials. Given that we have not yet seen season 2, it might feel too soon to wonder about season 3. However, good news is good news, and Jon Favreau has told Variety that the third season is due to start filming "before the end of the year."
"We're operating under the assumption that we'll be able to go forward."
It seems reasonable for the production team to operate this way. As long as everyone is being safe and no emergency situation affects the production, it is natural for them to go forward. Favreau also elaborated on how the filmmaking techniques of the series make it easier to maintain the production's status quo despite the pandemic.
"We're in very small situations and oftentimes we have a lot of characters in masks. And we also have a lot of digital work that augments things.

"So we're a show that's probably well-equipped to be flexible based on the protocols that are emerging surrounding work restarting."
It will be interesting to see whether season 3 may look and feel noticeably different from the preceding two seasons. But as Favreau pointed out, some of the characters wear masks already, so there might not be too many changes as further episodes are filmed. And of course, The Child is a puppet, so there will be no trouble showing him to the viewers, assuming that he will still be central to the show in season 3. I cannot imagine that he would not be, given his popularity. Din Djarin's quest pertaining to The Child feels like it will be a series-long arc to me.

Having season 3 go into production before the end of the year, while season 2 would be airing, might seem further ahead of schedule than some might have expected. However, it shows that Lucasfilm and Disney are very confident in the series, which is not a surprise given its positive reception from fans and critics. Compare this to the Star Trek front, where only one episode of Star Trek: Discovery season 3 has come out, and yet season 4 of that series begins production November 2. In a world where the pandemic has reshaped the entertainment landscape, it is reassuring to know that series such as these are still moving forward at such a good pace. After all, a good pace puts us in a good place. We need these Star franchises to help us get through these difficult times, so it is very reassuring to hear that there is more in store for viewers of either franchise.

We probably will not know much about the direction of season 3 until sometime after all of season 2 has been released. So for now, we have season 2 to look forward to and then enjoy as each episode drops on Disney+.

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Source(s): Digital Spy