The Mandalorian Season 3 films soon says star Giancarlo Esposito. Esposito recently spoke to WRAL and confirmed that The Book of Boba Fett has finished, so Mando Season 3 will film soon.
“They just finished shooting Boba Fett and soon they will start on season three,” Esposito said.
Recently there has been debate amongst the insider and fan community about whether The Mandalorian Season 3 filming has begun or not. LRM have always been pretty clear that some filming on Mando S3 has taken place, whether it was at the tail end of The Book of Boba Fett, we do not know. However our sources have told us that there has definitely already been some time in The Volume for Mando S3. Fans have also pointed to the fact that star Pedro Pascal is currently away filming The Last of Us. However as Esposito himself points out, they don’t really need Pascal on set for much of the filming of this show.
“We never have to wait on Pedro,”
Esposito said, noting that the title character wears a helmet a lot leaving Pascal the option to voice the character when he can’t be in the suit. Esposito was also asked if we would be seeing more of Pascal without the helmet in Season 3.
“I can’t speak to that. I mean, I know he’d love to be more off the helmet, but you know, his job is to be in the helmet. You know what I mean? That, that’s the deal.”
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That’s the thing with Mando S3, just because Pascal and Esposito haven’t filmed anything yet doesn’t mean the stunt teams have not. There seems no doubt that the main part of principal photography has not yet begun. However as we have said numerous times, The Book of Boba Fett seemed to film for a long time? Being that The Book of Boba Fett acts as Mando S2.5 it makes total sense for them to have filmed a few shots whilst they had the set booked for TBOBF.
I guess we shall find out eventually. I also would not be that surprised to see Esposito had done some filming for The Book of Boba Fett. Just to be clear, I’ve not heard that’s the case, just pointing out that he could have and we would not know about it. One thing we have heard, and we are confident about, is that Pedro Pascal’s Dinn Djarin will make an appearance within The Book of Boba Fett. It seems highly unlikely though that Pascal would have been required for a small role in that show. Pascal would be able to just record the dialogue at the same time he shoots his Mando S3 parts.
So there you have it The Mandalorian Season 3 films soon and Esposito is back. LRM has also heard, as we spoke about on The Cantina (linked above), that Obi-Wan Kenobi is a little further behind in production that they intended to be. Delays for that show have more than likely resulted in some delays to the filming of The Mandalorian Season 3. So we fans will just have to be patient for now. Lucasfilm are working their asses off to get all this content ready in time, have no fears on that front.