This is the way. It’s been two long years but finally our favourite duo are soon returning to the small screen for another adventure.
A new trailer for the upcoming third season of The Mandalorian gives us a glimpse at what is next for Din Djarin and Grogu after the pair were reunited in The Book Of Boba Fett.
Accepting Grogu into his family meant that Djarin had to betray the oaths he had long lived by and as a result is now estranged from the group which raised him – The Tribe, which are part of The Children Of The Watch religion.
Season three will not only see how Djarin copes with this, but he also now happens to have the Darksaber, a weapon whose owner is supposedly the rightful heir of Mandalore – this will naturally cause problems.
It’s definitely going to be an action-packed season then, something which the trailer promises.
Let’s dive into it with our detailed breakdown.
Lessons In How To Be A Mandalorian
The trailer opens with a voiceover from Djarin who is telling Grogu about the history of the Mandalorian people and their culture.
Alongside shots of our hero stood next to several new Mandalorians, all wearing different armour, the narration tells us that these people are scattered throughout the galaxy.
Djarin emphasises to Grogu that “being a Mandalorian is not just about learning how to fight”, adding that it is important to learn how to “navigate the galaxy” too so you never become lost.
Not only is Djarin keen to teach Grogu the ways of his people now that The Child is part of the family, but it’s clear he never wants to lose his adopted son again.
We will likely see the two grow even closer this season, especially now that Grogu chose to return to Djarin instead of continuing with his Jedi training with Luke Skywalker.
And with navigating the galaxy being a key lesson, we also know that we will travel to many different worlds including Nevarro, as seen in the shot that sees returning character Greef Karga (Carl Weathers) greet our heroes.
Donning grand robes, there’s the hint that Karga is once again a respected leader on the planet.
A Trip To Mandalore
We get a brief glimpse of The Armourer, a character we last saw telling Djarin that since he removed his helmet in public he is no longer a Mandalorian, with his only chance at redemption lying in “the living waters beneath the mines of Mandalore”. But as you may remember, The Armourer added that these mines had all been destroyed…
Not that this concerns Djarin, who tells her: “I’m going to Mandalore so that I may be forgiven for my transgressions”.
The trailer then delivers a look at a planet we can safely assume is Mandalore given how destroyed it appears to be – the ancestral home of the Mandalorians had been ruined by The Empire.
And A Trip To Tatooine
Of course we had to return to the most famous Star Wars planet, Tatooine, in season three, something confirmed by the shot of Peli Motto waving goodbye to her friends.
Currently Boba Fett is that planet’s crime boss, so a cameo is to be expected.
Trouble In The Outer Rim
Another planet it looks like we will be paying a visit to this season is Coruscant, a vibrant city known for its towering skyscrapers.
Returning New Republic pilot Captain Carson Teva warns Mando that “there’s something dangerous happening out there, and by the time it becomes big enough for you to act, it will be too late”.
It appears that something is brewing in the Outer Rim, potentially an Imperial resurgence, which has been hinted at previously in the show.
Talking of trouble, Doctor Pershing is seen in the trailer riding in the back of what appears to be a taxi on Coruscant. You may remember him as the clone engineer who pursued Grogu.
We still aren’t exactly sure what his plans are but his return might not be bad news given that Pershing did betray the villainous Moff Gideon at the end of season two, offering valuable information to Djarin that allowed him to rescue The Child.
Next up we see an intriguing shot of four Jedi wielding their lightsabers, approaching a mysterious door with caution that looks to be in a temple.
Is this something new or a flashback to Order 66? If it is the latter then we will likely learn more about Grogu’s backstory since he was initially raised by the Jedi.
It’s always remained a mystery who exactly rescued him from the temple during The Great Jedi Purge, so maybe now the answer will finally be revealed.
A Droid Cantina?
This shot doesn’t tell us much about the story but it is fun, giving us a glimpse at what appears to be a bar just for droids.
Of course droids aren’t allowed in the infamous Mos Eisley Cantina, so we love this even more!
The Mandalorians Go To Battle
The action really heats up in the final parts of the trailer as we see TIE Interceptors chasing our dynamic duo, various Mandalorians blasting their weapons in battle, and Grogu kicking some ass.
We don’t know who they are fighting, but it’s interesting to see the ragtag group of Mandalorians come together. This must be for an important cause, but what?
And if the trailer wasn’t exciting enough already, towards the end we are treated with the tease that not only will Rise Of Skywalker breakout star Baby Frik likely appear in this season, but several of his species will too, as we get a glimpse at two Anzellans.
What’s not to love?!
The Mandalorian Season 3 arrives on Disney+ from 1st March 2023.