The Mandalorian himself has opened up about potentially appearing in a Star Wars movie.
When The Mandalorian premiered in November 2019 on the (at the time) new streaming service Disney+, no one expected it to have as much of an impact on pop culture and Star Wars as it currently has. The adventures of the bounty hunting Mandalorian were exciting to fans of all ages and they quickly put Din Djarin and his (kind of) adoptive son Grogu, known as Baby Yoda in our hearts. The series has also skyrocketed the career of leading actor Pedro Pascal, priorly best known for Game of Thrones.
He was cast in the newest comedy by Judd Apatow (The 40-Year Old Virgin, The King of Staten Island), teamed up with Nicolas Cage for the action-comedy The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, played the villain in the superhero sequel Wonder Woman 1984 and has been cast as the lead in HBO’s series adaptation of one of the best videogames of all time: The Last of Us. Funny enough he plays yet again a (kind of) adoptive father in a dangerous world. The actor has recently opened up about potentially appearing in a Star Wars film.
The Mandalorian Himself on the Likelihood of Seeing Mando in Films
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At last week’s Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim the actor stated this in an interview with Variety when asked about bringing the Mandalorian to the big screen:
“Don’t you think it’s inevitable? I, personally, I have no — truly — I have no idea, but that would be a dream come true. Not that any more dreams could possibly come true! [Laughs] Maybe I’ve had my fill. […] Seeing just the trailer on a big screen like that, I mean the way it envelopes you and takes you back, and at the same time, it is beyond special to be able to kind of have the intimate experience that we do have with these chapters of The Mandalorian and its expanded universe and everything that is to come and everything that’s just started as far as Obi-Wan Kenobi, and we’re figuring it out. […]
I love going to the movies. Going back and just being able to be with an audience again is one of the most important things to me. If that happens with The Mandalorian, all I can say is… please!”Pedro Pascal, Variety Interview
The Mandalorian clearly shifted the storytelling of Lucasfilm. With their output on Disney+ and the creatives Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni, they kind of created their own little “cinematic” universe in the larger Star Wars cosmos. “The Mandoverse” as it is called by fans already consists of multiple shows. Obviously, The Mandalorian, but also the Boba Fett lead spin-off The Book of Boba Fett, and Ahsoka just starting production. There once were plans for another spin-off called Rangers of the New Republic, but the show got canceled after the firing of Gina Carano.
These shows take place during the same time span and therefore allow characters to cross over, as we’ve seen Mando, Ahsoka and other characters appear in The Book of Boba Fett.
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With that shared universe/crossover approach in mind, I think it is safe to say if there would be a Star Wars film taking place around that time, that Lucasfilm won’t want to miss out on the opportunity to bring one of Star Wars’ most beloved bounty hunters to the big screen. There is also the opportunity for a solo film, maybe after his Disney+ series ended. That would be the same approach, as the hit BBC show, Peaky Blinders, which ended its series run after six seasons, but the story will continue in an upcoming feature film.
The Mandalorian’s third Season will premiere in February 2023 and just debuted its first trailer to the audience at Star Wars Celebration. The season sees the return of Katee Sackhoff as Bo-Katan Kryze, a character that she also voiced in the animated series The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels. She had her live-action debut in 2 episodes of the second season of the hit Disney+ show.
It was also confirmed by Favreau and Filoni that the planet of Mandalore will be a crucial part of the third season, while Din has to grapple with regaining his Mandalorian identity, after he confessed to the Armorer (Emily Swallow) in his episode in The Book of Boba Fett, that he has removed his helmet. Jon Favreau also recently confirmed that he is currently writing the fourth season, meaning that we won’t have to say goodbye to Mando anytime soon.
What do you guys think? Would you like to see Din Djarin appear in a Star Wars feature film? Are you excited for Season 3? Let’s discuss everything in the comment down below and on our Social Media.
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