“You are a Mandalorian no more” says the Armorer (Emily Swallow) at the start of the trailer for The Mandalorian’s third season. Our buddy Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) took off his helmet, after all.
But the helmet-obsessed Mandalorians are a splinter group within larger Mandalorian culture, and it seems like this season, Din may get an education in his culture’s history—though Bo-Katan (Katee Sackhoff) is being none too gentle about it.
“Did you think your dad was the only Mandalorian?” Bo-Katan asks, in a tone that carries absolutely no sympathy. She’s probably cranky about a few things, including the little matter of the Darksaber, which Din has and Bo-Katan wants, as she can’t lead her people without it.
What’s less clear is where she’s leading her people from, given that Mandalore has been in ruins since the Empire came for it. This also puts a roadblock in Din’s plan to be reinstated as a Mandalorian according to the Way: he needs to bathe “in the living waters beneath the mines of Mandalore” and that’s a little difficult right now.
But we get to see destroyed Mandalore! And there are yet more Mandalorians! And, of course, there’s the “clan of two” formed by Din and Grogu, reunited in The Book of Boba Fett. Peli Motto (Amy Sedaris) returns in this trailer, as does little Babu Frik (the little droid mechanic introduced in The Rise of Skywalker). Nick Nolte, Giancarlo Esposito, and Temuera Morrison are all returning, and Christopher Lloyd will turn up in an unknown role.
After the disappointment of The Book of Boba Fett, it’s nice to be excited about hanging out with some Mandalorians again. The Mandalorian returns in 2023.