We are just a few months away from the premiere of a brand new Star Wars series, The Book of Boba Fett, which is a spinoff from The Mandalorian. But the third season of The Mandalorian itself won’t be coming until 2021, and it’s actually currently filming.
Carl Weathers took to Twitter today to share that he will begin shooting the third season tomorrow, October 13!
Weathers had previously revealed that he will be returning both as an actor and as a director for the third season, so his time on set will be both in front of the camera and behind it. That’s what he did on season two as well; though Weathers appeared in only one episode, it was the episode he also directed (“Chapter 12: The Siege”). It remains to be seen how much Weathers’s character, Greef Karga, will appear in season three. His counterpart, Cara Dune, won’t be appearing after Gina Carano was fired, so that could perhaps open up more screentime possibilities for Karga. Whereas previously it was Dune joining the squad, maybe it’ll be Karga joining them this time? That’d be great.
But at the same time, we don’t even know what direction season three will take – although the clues set up in season two indicate that we might see an attempt to re-take Mandalore. No matter what the mission, however, Greef Karga will be back in some sort of role, and that’s exciting. It’s also exciting to get an update about the show and it’s filming, since we’ve heard absolutely nothing about it for a long time (at least in any official format). That seems to be par for the course for these Star Wars series recently though, so I guess that’s not out of the ordinary. But I’m thankful for Carl Weathers giving us an update, and it’s exciting to hear that things are beginning to be put into production for the highly-anticipated third season of the popular show.