Despite most Star Wars fans agreeing that the Star Wars movie franchise went downhill after Disney purchased Lucasfilm, it seems like the franchise got back on track ever since the first live-action TV series — The Mandalorian — premiered in 2019. The Mandalorian was a huge hit and a fresh start for the Star Wars universe under Disney’s umbrella, and the series soon spawned the whole Star Wars sub-universe on Disney+.
Pedro Pascal debuted as the titular character in November 2019 when the series premiered, and he returned in the second season a year later. The third season was confirmed after the second season premiered. In the second season, Temuera Morrison showed up as Boba Fett, which opened the way to his spin-off series The Book of Boba Fett, which released its season finale today.
In the meantime, Pascal signed on to portray Joel in HBO’s TV series based on Naughty Dog’s video game The Last of Us. His commitment to the upcoming series postponed the production of the third season of The Mandalorian, although that wasn’t much of the problem since he still managed to make a special guest appearance in The Book of Boba Fett, which serves as the good connection between the second and the third season of The Mandalorian.
The Mandalorian Season 3 is currently in production, but it’s still unknown when it’s going to premiere. According to TVLine, we could witness the return of the famous bounty hunter in his own series by the end of this year.
“It is a safe bet that Season 3 will premiere this year, probably around Christmastime.” — TVLine
We won’t be wrong if we say that Mandalorian is an Iron Man of the Star Wars universe on Disney+ and that new era of Star Wars started with him. Thanks to the Mandalorian, Disney announced several other spin-offs. Apart from The Book of Boba Fett, the original Disney+ Star Wars series also spawned the live-action incarnation of Ahsoka, played by Rosario Dawson, who is also set to star in her own spin-off series. Additionally, fans are also waiting for Obi-Wan Kenobi, Acolyte, and Andor, which was recently already renewed for the second season.
Although Star Wars isn’t what it used to be on the big screen, the future of the franchise on streaming services looks very bright. The first two seasons of The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett are now streaming on Disney+, and we can’t wait to see what will the galaxy, far, far way offer us in the future.