There has been a ton of speculation since Lucasfilm announced The Book of Boba Fett and how it would affect production of The Mandalorian Season 3. Some feared that the Fett spin-off would negatively affect the latter show’s now-usual October release. After all, the two series would likely share use of the same filming facilities in southern California. There hasn’t been any official statement from Lucasfilm about timing , but Din Djarin actor Pedro Pascal may have just confirmed some fans’ fears about his show’s third season.
This month Variety’s popular “Actors on Actors” interview series returns. For those not familiar, the series features short videos of two actors interviewing one another. This season will feature an interview with two of the currently most popular Star Wars actors. As we see in the preview snippet, Ewan McGregor (Obi-Wan Kenobi) will interview Pedro Pascal. The latter seems to confirm that the studio has not yet begun filming The Mandalorian Season 3.
The Mandalorian Season 3 not yet filming
Earlier reports had indicated that the show would begin filming its third season this past April. That was obviously not the case. Other sources then claimed that Jon Favreau & Co. will not begin filming The Mandalorian Season 3 until August. If what Pedro Pascal is saying is true, and that as of the beginning of June they’ve not yet started filming, August is looking much more realistic. That’s a blow to fans who were hoping to see the show’s next season in the 2021 calendar year.
As we know, Grogu (the Child) went off for training with Luke Skywalker in the Season 2 finale. Without the “kid” in tow, the galaxy is the limit in terms of story line for The Mandalorian Season 3. Sadly, we’re likely looking at summer, 2022, at the earliest before we see Din Djarin return. Remember, both Seasons 1 and 2 began filming in the month of October. Principal photography lasted about six months for each season. Add to the end of that timeframe a few months of post-production and reshoots, and, well….
We’ll just have to wait patiently for The Mandalorian Season 3 to arrive…. Dank farrik.