For the first two seasons of The Mandalorian, Grogu was a cub that mostly needed to be protected and cared for by Din Djarin. While the little guy definitely helped out his adoptive father a couple of times, he was mostly just cute and cuddly cargo that needed delivered to his own kind.

Din did just that, but as fans found out in The Book of Boba Fett, the little guy got himself some Jedi training from Luke Skywalker, but then chose to return to be with Din before the series ended. Headed into Season 3 of The Mandalorian, Grogu is more equipped to take care of himself, and according to Rick Famuwiya, who returned to the Director’s chair, he will become much more central to the story because of his journey so far.

In fact, Rick promised that Grogu will indeed provide a few water cooler moments for fans, and that he will again make fans melt with his cuteness while also smiling over some of his more dastardly antics.

“There will be things [in Season 3] that once again have people talking about Grogu. In incremental ways, he’s growing as a character and in this partnership with Mando. As this relationship grows, Grogu has to become more central in things that are going on. He’s now firmly at the hip of Mando in every adventure. The purity of the character brings out the best in the people round him. This next season continues to attach to that idea.”

Rick Famuwiya – Empire

Nick and I will talk more about Grogu and Din on this week’s episode of the SWTS, so don’t forget to tune into the Star Wars Time Show on a weekly basis via our podcast platforms or via YouTube if you prefer the livestream angle. 

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Matt is literally from a galaxy that is far, far away. Star Wars has consumed his life, and made him the geek that he is. He's no fan of the Prequels, but still loves the Maker. When he's not recording his unstable takes for the Star Wars Time podcast, he's either working on, taking pictures of Star Wars toys, or trying to legitimately wield the Force.