By George Bate & Josh Reilly B.
Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian Season 3 recently debuted on Disney+ and provided Star Wars fans an insightful behind the scenes look at the latest season of television from a galaxy far, far away. Here’s everything we learned about The Mandalorian Season 3 from the new documentary.
Carl Weathers, who not only stars as Greef Karga in Season 3 but also directed “Chapter 20: The Foundling,” says that his time working on The Mandalorian has given him a new mantra to follow. Weathers approaches every new day and asks himself, “What will I learn today?”
As a massive fan of the series, Lee Isaac Chung, who directed “Chapter 19: The Convert,” asked his agent to try and get in contact with Jon Favreau to see if he could direct an episode. It’s always great to see Star Wars fans like Chung get the opportunity to craft stories if their own. Chung commented that his episode was inspired by Alfred Hitchcock thrillers.
Perhaps the most lovely piece of information revealed by this documentary… Jon Favreau owns a Grogu Christmas sweater.
The title “The Mandalorian” not only refers to Din Djarin in Season 3 – it also refers to Bo-Katan Kryze, according to director and executive producer Rick Famuyiwa. Here from Bo-Katan herself Katee Sackhoff in our exclusive interview with the actress here.
Visual effects artists drew inspiration from the Trinity nuclear test to craft what Mandalore looked like after it was destroyed by the Empire. The idea that the surface turned into glass was taken directly from what happened with Trinity.
The droid bar scene in “Chapter 22: Guns for Hire” featured the most practical droids in a single scene in Star Wars history.
Axe Woves was originally set to die in The Mandalorian Season 2, but Simon Kassianides was brought back because his performance was so impressive. Read more about Kassianides’ role in Season 3 in our exclusive interview here.
Dave Filoni beautifully said, “I never want to lose touch with the kid who saw Star Wars” as he continues working on Star Wars stories.
Filoni compared Grogu controlling IG-12 to Sigourney Weaver’s Ripley in the power loser exo suit in Aliens.
Giancarlo Esposito remarks that, “There’s always a possibility to rise from the ashes” in speaking about Moff Gideon’s fate.
Check out all the Easter Eggs, References, and Trivia Facts from The Mandalorian Season 3 below: