Even though we are still nearly a year away from the release of The Mandalorian season 3, Jon Favreau has already confirmed that he is actively writing season 4 of the smash hit Star Wars show.
This confirmation came during an interview with Cinemablend during Star Wars Celebration 2022. Check out some choice quotes from the interview below.
With television, we’re very lucky that we don’t have to rush things through into an hour-and-a-half, two hours. We get to tell stories slowly. So now, as Dave [Filoni]’s doing Ahsoka, it’s very much informing the writing that I’m doing for [The Mandalorian] Season 4. It becomes – how should I put it – more precise.https://www.cinemablend.com/star-wars/jon-favreau-confirms-hes-working-on-the-mandalorian-season-4-while-opening-up-about-star-wars-crossover-opportunities
When asked about the massive crossover event between all of the shows happening in the New Republic timeline, Favreau had this to say.
When I was writing the first season of Mandalorian, I could do anything, set it anywhere. Dave [Filoni] would read it, we’d go back and forth, I would adjust. And there it was. Now we have to figure out why there are certain Mandalorians who wear helmets, certain ones who don’t wear helmets, what’s happening on Mandalore, what’s Bo-Katan doing at the time? How does she feel about that? Where is the Darksaber? So it really creates very fertile ground for imagination, for storytelling.https://www.cinemablend.com/star-wars/jon-favreau-confirms-hes-working-on-the-mandalorian-season-4-while-opening-up-about-star-wars-crossover-opportunities
I think that inevitably, no matter how simple you start, the story threads start to connect and weave and overlap. And with Dave Filoni’s deep understanding of everything around the time period, opportunities will always arise when we have story meetings and conversations about, ‘Well, you know what character would be here now…’ I mean, that’s really how the Luke thing happened.https://www.cinemablend.com/star-wars/jon-favreau-confirms-hes-working-on-the-mandalorian-season-4-while-opening-up-about-star-wars-crossover-opportunities
Favreau elaborated on the Luke point a bit further saying that Luke’s inclusion in season 2 has never really planned, but just happened because of where the character would be at that time in the universe.
It wasn’t that we necessarily planned to include Luke Skywalker in Season 2. But as we were looking for [Grogu] to get training, we started to weigh out, ‘Well, what Jedi are around? Who’s left?’ And it started to not make sense for it not to be Luke. As we start to tell stories, those stories take on lives of their own, and they have trajectories. And then as those trajectories begin to organically intersect, larger stories with more characters start to make more sense.https://www.cinemablend.com/star-wars/jon-favreau-confirms-hes-working-on-the-mandalorian-season-4-while-opening-up-about-star-wars-crossover-opportunities
It was during the famous 2020 investors call that Kathleen Kennedy revealed the grand plan of the Star Wars TV-verse, a massive MCU style crossover event that brings all of the players in the New Republic shows together to take out a galaxy-wide threat. We have seen the seeds being planted through The Mandalorian. Now we need to see how the other shows in this era, Ahsoka, Skeleton Crew, and Book of Boba Fett, can add even more to this upcoming event.