On Saturday, Star Wars fans finally got a glimpse at the season 3 trailer for “The Mandalorian.”
Although the trailer was previously shown to audiences at Star Wars Celebration earlier this year, this is the first time that the footage has been released online. In addition to highlights from season 3 of “The Mandalorian,” scheduled to drop in February 2023, audiences also learned a bit more about the other upcoming Disney+ series, such as “Ahsoka” and “Andor.”
Check Out The Season 3 Trailer For ‘The Mandalorian’ and More Star Wars Highlights From D23
The main cast of “The Mandalorian” was gathered at Disney’s D23 Expo over the weekend to celebrate season 3 of the Disney+ series starring “Game of Thrones” alum Pedro Pascal as the titular Mandalorian, Din Djarin.
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As The Hollywood Reporter shared, filmmaker Rick Famuyiwa, who has been with the show since season one said that working on a show in the galaxy far, far away “has shaped me as a person and a filmmaker,” adding that working on “The Mandalorian” has “been a dream of mine since I first saw the film, the first film I ever saw in the movie theater.”
They also noted that this will be the first season of “The Mandalorian” without controversial conservative actress Gina Carano reprising her role as Cara Dune. The former MMA fighter was fired due to controversial tweets in February 2021 and was dropped by her talent agency, although she has since gone on to star in several films for right-wing producers, including Ben Shapiro’s The Daily Wire.
Jon Favreau Calls ‘Ahsoka’ Dave Filoni’s ‘Magnum Opus’
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“The Mandalorian” showrunners Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni also got up on stage to talk about “Ahsoka,” which stars Rosario Dawson reprising her character from “The Mandalorian” and “The Book of Boba Fett.”
“The character has found new legs with the work we’ve been doing, and a show called The Mandalorian really set that up beautifully,” Filoni said (via The Hollywood Reporter). Both Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy and Jon Favreau praised Filoni’s work in the galaxy far, far away, with Favreau calling “Ahsoka” Filoni’s “magnum opus.”
The series will also see Natasha Liu Bordizzo make Sabine Wren’s first live-action appearance, while Eman Esfandi‘s casting as Ezra Bridger was announced only one day prior. Hayden Christensen will return to reprise his character of Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader, while “Vikings” star Ray Stevenson will play an unannounced villain that some speculate to be Grand Admiral Thrawn.
Jude Law’s ‘Skeleton Crew’ and Two Star Wars Animated Series Get A Shout-Out
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Creator Jon Watts and star Jude Law gave fans a first look at Law’s character in the new original Star Wars series that has been compared to “The Goonies.” The series takes place during the New Republic era and focuses on a group of children trying to find their way home after getting lost in a galaxy far, far away.
As THR noted, Favreau had initially approached Watts when he was shooting the “Spider-Man” movies and thought he might be interested in directing an episode or two. However, Watts said he had a “fully formed idea for what we want to do.”
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In addition to “Skeleton Crew,” D23 also revealed that season 2 of “The Bad Batch” will premiere on January 4, 2023. A brand new six-episode animated series, “Tales of the Jedi,” will be released on Disney+ on October 26.
There is still no word as to what is to come from “A Droid Story,” which was announced on Disney Day in 2020.
‘Andor’ Gets Its Third and Final Trailer Ahead Of Its September 21 Premiere
There are only a few weeks until “Andor” releases its first three episodes on September 21, so Star Wars fans don’t have long to wait.
In addition to Diego Luna reprising his role as Cassian Andor from “Rogue One,” the series will also star Genevieve O’Reilly as Mon Mothma. The series also stars Stellan Skarsgard, Adria Arjona, Denise Gough, Kyle Soller, and Fiona Shaw.
Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy praised showrunner Tony Gilroy for bringing his “Bourne tension” to the two-season series, describing it as a “spy thriller.” There are two seasons planned for the “Rogue One” prequel series, with the final episode of the second season leading up to the moments before the movie begins.
With season 2 soon to begin production, Luna, O’Reilly, Arjona, and Soller all joined Kennedy on stage. Diego Luna, who spoke in Spanish, told the crowd that the show is “about an awakening of a revolutionary,” while Soller teased that he plays a character that fans will “love to hate.”
Luna also noted that he was an executive producer on the show, which gave him more agency than he’s had in previous roles. “As an actor, many times you’re just thrown into something that is already happening, but in this one, I had the chance to be there from beginning to end,” he explained.
There was little news about “The Acolyte,” which stars “The Hunger Games” alum Amandla Stenberg. The series recently cast Jodie Turner-Smith and “Squid Game” star Lee Jung-Jae to the series, which is also expected to debut in late 2023.