By Josh Reilly B.
Collider recently reported a series of updates on several upcoming Star Wars series on Disney+, including the highly anticipated The Mandalorian Season 3.
According to Collider, the new season of the Pedro Pascal led series won’t begin filming until late 2021 or early 2022, alluding to a probable fall 2022 release date. This would keep the show in the fall slot on the calendar, and it would debut roughly two years after season 2. This would give the show a consistency in its release date that Lucasfilm and Disney have reportedly been keen on recently. Given all of the other Star Wars shows in active development for the streaming service, there’s definitely enough content to keep fans happy until then.
One of these other series is The Book of Boba Fett, which was teased (and announced) in a post credits scene attached to the finale of The Mandalorian season 2. This series recently wrapped production last month, as Ming Na Wen’s social media posts revealed, and is still on track for a December 2021 release.
Fett and his accomplice, Fennec Shand, are set to be the two leads of the series, but there are more appearances of characters from The Mandalorian yet to be revealed, according to Collider. While they don’t state who these characters are, speculation suggests that Timothy Olyphant’s Cobb Vanth could make a return, among others. This would make sense given his history with Boba’s armor and his residence on Tatooine.
Interestingly, Collider also described The Book of Boba Fett as “The Mandalorian Season 2.5”, further emphasizing the connection between the two series that will seemingly be furthered by these mystery character appearances. Given Kathleen Kennedy’s comments about a culmination event to come from all of these series, it definitely seems like they’re building a mini interconnected universe of sorts, so Collider’s report does seem to make sense based on what fans have heard.
Finally, Obi-Wan Kenobi, which is currently filming, is said to continue to be in production for several more months, which could be a reason for the delay of filming of The Mandalorian, which shoots on the same sound stage and the now famous Volume technology.
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