The Mandalorian season 3 is getting a disappointing release update
The official teaser trailer for The Mandalorian Season 3 was publicly released at the D23 Expo. Fans in attendance and at home were treated to an action-packed look at Mando and Grogu’s next adventure, which included a variety of Mandalorians, a fireworks festival, and the raucous remains of the Sundari.
Following Endor’s 12-episode release this fall, The Mandalorian will be the next live-action Star Wars project on Lucasfilm’s slate. 2023 is about to be as big as this year for a galaxy far, far away, with Ahsoka and the skeleton crew completing a flurry of Mando-verse additions after Season 3.
When these shows will come out specifically, it remains a matter of confusion. The Mandalorian is definitely the first, with the next eight episodes currently deep in post-production.
The Skeleton crew has already completed filming, making it a candidate to leave before Ahsoka arrives. Season 3 is expected to debut on Disney+ early next year, but the teaser suggests bad news for Star Wars fans.
The Mandalorian season 3 release window changed
During Lucasfilm’s presentation at the D23 Expo, the official teaser for The Mandalorian Season 3 was released. It was revealed in the trailer that the streaming of the next season will start in 2023.
This is a departure from the earlier announcement of a February 2023 release shared by Jon Favreau at Star Wars Celebration in May.
Will Mando season 3 be delayed?
It’s not looking good for Season 3’s original February release window. Lucasfilm has delayed more projects than they dropped on time, and it is likely that there is a significant amount of visual effects remaining for the project. It is possible that the company is not yet ready to firmly commit to a date, hence the omission of a specific month.
But the delay of The Bad Batch Season 2 to early January complicated things. With Endor wrapping up in mid-November, the animated series will be the next Star Wars project to stream new episodes. A deliberate separation is being created between the various shows near release, and the bad batch may have been pushed back as a means to buy the Mando team more time.
There are some prospects for the official release of The Mandalorian. Currently, the least likely option is to fall in time next season in the planned February slot. Some sort of overlap is inevitable for Star Wars, so an early March release could also be in play. Unfortunately, next April is the most likely option, which will allow Lucasfilm to premiere the season at Celebration in London.
The show’s second season sparked even more conversation than its first season, attended by both casual and die-hard Star Wars fans alike. The Season 2 finale left things in an interesting place, with Grogu deciding to leave Deen and start training with Luke Skywalker, pushing both characters into precarious territory. So, apparently, fans have been eager to find out as much as they can about The Mandalorian Season 3 — especially after Disney revealed that it would only come after The Book of Boba Fett.