The Mandalorian creator, Jon Favreau, has been out and about on a press tour for The Mandalorian Season 3, and he’s actually been providing some solid insights into the franchise beyond the new season starting March 1, 2023.
He’s already revealed that the show’s fourth season is written, and that while all of the Mando-verse shows are mostly standalone in terms of their stories, their characters can crossover between shows, and it sounds like that will happen for both the Ahsoka and Skeleton Crew stories.
His latest reveal though is the most intriguing of all, because while speaking with Total Film, he revealed that Star Wars fans are in for many more adventures set during this timeline in the Star Wars universe.
He was asked about having an endgame in mind for Mando, and he gave a great answer if you dig the franchise.
No, I don’t – I think the beauty of this is that it’s a middle chapter of a much larger story. And though we’ll have resolution over time with these characters, I think that how these characters fit into the larger scope and scale, but it’s not like there’s a finale that we’re building to that I have in mind. Quite the contrary, I love for these stories to go on and on. And so these characters potentially could be with us for a while, and I really love telling stories in their voice, and I love the way the adventures unfold and I’m looking forward to doing much more.Jon Favreau – Total Film via GamesRadar
The question that begs answering is if he means that Mando will have eight total seasons, or if he’s talking about the grander Mando-verse. He did refer to BoBF as Mando 2.5, so his halfway remark could indeed include stories from other franchises set during this timeline, but of course he could also mean just The Mandalorian itself. Either way, Jon appears locked and loaded to tell stories set during this timeline until the fans revolt, or Lucasfilm kicks him out.
Nick and I will talk more about Jon’s interview on next 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.