Not yet shooting, but supposedly soon: “We’re gonna start a new season of The Mandalorian, within the next month. Yeah. And I get to be in front of camera again, and I get to direct again.” Guess that means THE LAST OF US has finished production. And that the Mouse thinks that the heat’s died down enough to try to get that third season going.
Is that last part true? Why, I don’t know! Guess we’ll see!
I almost wrote ‘at all,’ but maybe another six months or a year will be enough time for the heat to die down. GeekTyrant aside, Dave Filoni did not ‘tease’ information on THE MANDALORIAN so much as he evaded giving out any. The Good Morning America segment was remarkably free of information on the subject (ScreenRant provided the relevant transcript):
Oh, that’s a tricky one, you know I don’t like to go into those answers without Jon here, my partner Jon Favreau. It’s exciting, we’re both working on that, we’re working on Boba Fett right now, so there’s a lot of new adventures coming up. I have to be careful, I can’t really say anything specific, but I think the Force will be strong with it. Let’s just say that.
Nobody heard about this – or any of the other stuff that happened in the finale of THE MANDALORIAN – until Disney was good and ready. Also: since Disney has mentioned it officially and everything, I am ABSOLUTELY there to watch a smirking Ming-Na Wen shoot people even worse than her on Temuera Morrison’s behalf. I didn’t even know I wanted that! Thanks, Jon, Dave, and Robert. Happy holidays to you, too.
Count no season good until the last closing credit fades from the screen. But, yeah, THE MANDALORIAN was …Dude. Also, don’t turn it off until the closing credits are over. There’s an Easter Egg you’ll spot, if you’re sharp-eyed enough.
I was kind of worried that there would be bloat, but this last episode was excellent. While still being full of tons of references to all sorts of stuff from the video games and the animated shows and the Extended Universe and whatnot. I’m starting to wonder why the hell they just didn’t do all of this instead of all the movies except Rogue One (and, dammit, Solo). Alas, time travel is impossible and unethical.