Despite some bright spots – that is A Rogue and Andorra – Taken by Disney Star Wars there is a majority lacking the great appeal of the original trilogy, or even the prequels, for that matter, and seems to be undercut by the disappointing one-two punch of The Book of Boba Fett and Obi-Wan Kenobi consecutively. Now we have The Mandalorian Season 3, which looks to build on the success of Season 2 and, to a lesser extent, the plot points established during the random episode of The Book of Boba Fett. While I’m not completely sold on the need for more Mando adventures, I’m still drawn to the character. I remain invested enough to keep watching if only to see how he and Grogu fit into the larger Star Wars narration.
That being said, let’s dive into something new The Mandalorian Season 3 trailer, check out some of its catchier beats, and see if we can’t come up with some absurd theories along the way.
Grogu initially began as a mysterious figure that the internet aptly called Baby Yoda (for obvious reasons) whose shadowy backstory served as the centerpiece of the overall story. What is he? Where is he from? What is his purpose? Is he a reincarnated Yoda, back from the dead, to help in the coming war? Or a powerful being destined for a greater (or more dangerous) purpose?
As it turns out, he was out of things. Actually, from what I gathered in Season 2 and The Book of Boba FettGrogu is your typical young Jedi in dire need of training – and that’s about it.
That doesn’t mean anything The Mandolorian don’t give the kid more opportunities to show off his stuff. In the trailer, the green tike uses his super powers to kick the bejesus out of an alien monster while cruising in his Professor X hover chair. It’s a fun bit that teases Grogu’s newfound abilities, which should come in handy whenever he and Mando end up in a tight spot.
The question is: how powerful is the child? There is one thing – whatever — lure him to the dark side? Will he return to Mando at some point after discovering more about his past? Will he decide to kill Luke Skywalker after learning about Anakin/Darth Vader? Will he speak, and if he does, will he speak like Yoda? This time should allow the child to do more than serve as a cute and cuddly side character. At some point, he needs to grow up and accomplish something beyond selling plush toys.
Additional Order 66
As we all know, Grogu is a survivor of Anakin Skywalker’s death march to the Jedi Temple during the infamous Order 66. The Book of Boba Fett gives us a brief glimpse of Grogu’s experiences on that fateful night. the Mandalorian Season 3 trailer ups the ante by showing four Jedi with lightsabers lit, waiting at a door that seems to be on the verge of kicking the Stormtroopers.
Color me interested, if only because we haven’t gotten a decent look at Anakin’s massacre outside of some cheesy holograms in Episode III and the crazy, shaky cam-plagued prologue that begins Obi-Wan Kenobi. So why not kick Mando’s next adventure off on the right foot, Jon Favreau? Give fans what they’ve been wanting to see since 2005!
Mando plans to return to Mandalore to atone for his past transgressions, which is a fun side trip for him and Grogu — or a weekend in hell!
In the Season 2 finale, Mando angered Bo-Katan when he defeated Moff Gideon and unexpectedly inherited the legendary Darksaber — a weapon he had coveted since Gideon stole it from him. Bo-Katan wants to rule Mandalore but can’t do it without the Darksaber… or something. There’s a bunch of information packed into Rebels Season 3 detailing the origin of the weapon and how Bo-Katan got it in the first place if you want to know the backstory; or watch one of a billion YouTube videos on the subject.
Regardless, I imagine Mando will go to Mandalore and collide with Bo-Katan, leading to an all-out battle with Dark Saber that will determine the fate of the planet and its people. The big money shot in the trailer sees a group of Mandalorians jump from a ship into a city, seemingly engaging in a massive land battle. Are they united behind the King’s Order, or is this a separate event unrelated to the plot? Time will tell.
Snoke is invisible The Mandalorian trailer, but a lot of online chatter suggests that the crackhead may appear in Season 3. Some speculate that the cloning tanks in Season 2, Episode 4 contain clones of Snoke, a theory that points to John Williams’ theme of Snoke playing on the soundtrack during the horror scene. .
Now, the strange organisms in the tanks can be Dark Troopers or new powerful soldiers. So why does Dr. Pershing is Grogu’s midi-chlorian blood if that’s the case?
Mysteries abound, but it will be interesting to see if and how Favreau and Co. get involved. Snoke on Mandalorians series and if fans will enjoy or see the useless entity once again. Will Favreau’s series eventually add more weight to the sequel trilogy in the same way The Clone Wars helped with the prequels?
Also, at the tail end of the trailer, we see some Babu Frik-ish aliens watching the Mandalorian battle. Is this another sign that the new season will connect the plot points built on Rise of Skywalker?
Uniting the Clans
As the trailer begins, Mando notices that his people have spread across the galaxy. “What about us,” he asked. “What are we standing for?” As mentioned above, will he use the Dark Saber to bring the families together and face, er, who the bad guy is? Or will his appearance cause further unrest between the various Mandalorian factions?
One thing is for sure: Mando’s helmet is 110% better than the clunky armor his brothers wear. It’s time for an upgrade, people!
In the worst VFX shot of the trailer, we see Dr. Pershing (I think?) cruising about Coruscant in a speeder. This marks the second time we have returned to the ancient capital after its appearance Andorraand I want to see how its politics have changed since the fall of the Empire.
Pershing’s presence suggests that evil still lurks within the vibrant city, which apparently remains a popular attraction despite serving as the Emperor’s primary headquarters.
An interesting tidbit is that the Republic set up shop in the Hosnian system, where it was finally destroyed at Starkiller Base in The Force Awakens. So, what happened on Coruscant? Was it destroyed after the Emperor’s death? Has it been overtaken by death stick-addicted aliens? Does Mon Mothma still own an apartment there? Will we see Luthen Rael?
Boba Fett cameo
Another shot in the trailer sees Mando take off from Mos Eisley as Peli Motto says goodbye. Naturally, I assumed our heroes would return to the overused desert planet of Tatooine and bump into everyone’s favorite former badass, Boba Fett. Since Mando stole the bounty hunter limelight in his own series, it only made sense for the poor guy to get some scenes in The Mandalorianif only to bring balance to the Star Wars universe.
It would be funny if Mando found Mos Eisley overrun by that crazy biker gang.
Finally, the last bit that caught my attention was a cantina inhabited by droids. No, it’s true. Like, every Star Wars The droid is packed in one shot, including Battle droids, some R2 units, and that creepy RA-7 droid seen in A New Hope. Clearly, the droid uprising has yielded good results for our battery-powered friends, which should make L3-37 happy.
There are many other mysteries surrounding the trailer, such as, what is Carl Weathers doing? What’s with the fireworks and the buried Mandalorian armor? Why do we keep coming back to Tatooine? Why most of Disney Star Wars the locals look like Galaxy’s Edge? Regardless, I’m cautiously optimistic that Mando will deliver in the third round.