The Mandalorian actor Carl Weathers has just confirmed that the filming for the next installment of the Star Wars series is finally underway.
Weathers, who portrays Bounty Hunters’ Greef Karga on the series, tweeted that the production on the third season of The Mandalorian begins today, October 13. During the Steel City Con in August, it was revealed by Weathers that he will once again sit in the director’s chair for this season, having helmed the action-heavy fourth episode in season 2.
The Mandalorian to return for season 3
Created by Jon Favreau, The Mandalorian revolves around Din Djarin, a lonely bounty hunter who becomes the guardian to a Force-sensitive child called Grogu, more commonly known as Baby Yoda. The second season ended with Din allowing Grogu to finish his Jedi training with Luke Skywalker, leaving it unclear when the two would see each other again. The finale of last season also saw Din taking out Moff Gideon in combat, making him the rightful owner of the Dakrsaber and Mand’alor, the leader of the Mandalorian. However, this places Din in direct conflict with Bo-Katan Kryze, who requires the Darksaber to reclaim herself as the ruler of Mandalore.
Mandalorian, season #3 begins for Yours Truly, on tomorrow. Greef Karga will be back on Disney+. #BePeace
— Carl Weathers (@TheCarlWeathers) October 12, 2021
While the plot details for season three are still unknown, rumour reveals that the new season will feature Wookiees. Apart from this, the spinoff series The Book of Boba Fett which was also announced during the post-credits scene of Season 2 will serve as The Mandalorian Season 2.5.
The Mandalorian spin-off The Book of Boba Fett to premiere on December 29
Pedro Pascal will return to reprise his role as Din Djarin opposite Weathers in The Mandalorian Season 3, with Giancarlo Esposito and Kate Sackhoff returning as Moff Gideon and Bo-Katan Kryze. It is also rumoured that the filming on season 3 will be pushed back as Pascal is still finishing the filming for HBO’s The Last of Us TV series.
The Book of Boba Fett will premiere on December 29 on Disney+.