The Mandalorian season 3
According to creator and executive producer Jon Favreau, he doesn’t yet have an ending in mind for The Mandalorian, nor it seems the MandoVerse as a whole. Speaking on Total Film‘s recent podcast Favreau was questioned on the already written Mando Season 4 and whether he has an end in mind?
“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’s 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. I really love telling stories in their voice, and I love the way the adventures unfold. I’m looking forward to doing much more.”
Therefore contrary to what most fans believed, this is not all building towards some event or endgame. At least, that’s what Favreau is telling us. That does mean we could have countless more adventures in this MandoVerse. Not just the Mandalorian, but the likes of Ahsoka, Boba Fett, Skeleton Crew and whatever other spin-off’s happen.
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Problem is though, there is always a danger when you don’t have an ending in mind. If you don’t have anything to build towards, then you start each season with a fresh, what happens next? This approach is more like traditional TV that had to wait to be renewed before planning what’s next. However that can and does also cause many shows to just fizzle out as the story becomes more and more stretched. Then, character arcs get reversed so they can happen again, and again.
(Season 15 of The Mandalorian, and the pair have got back together again after separating at the end of Season 14. Dinn is on a mission with Boba Fett and he needs Grogu’s help. Bo Katan ain’t happy and Ahsoka shows up with the Ghost team in a cross over episode).
As you can see, this can all get very old very quickly without an endgame in mind. However, I guess we will just have to wait and see. Will The Mandalorian die a hero or live long enough to get cancelled by the studio? One or the other always happens, it’s as inevitable as Thanos.
What do you think of the comments of Jon Favreau who says he doesn’t yet have an ending in mind for The Mandalorian, nor it seems the MandoVerse as a whole? Thoughts below as always please.