If the number of people watching trailers is any indication, the hype for The Mandalorian season three is crazy high.
The second trailer for the season was released during Monday Night Football this past week, and it was then viewed 83.5 million times on YouTube within the first 24 hours. That is the highest for any Star Wars Disney+ project, and it’s not even close. Previously, the trailer for Obi-Wan Kenobi was viewed 58 million times within the first 24 hours, so this trailer surpassed it by an astounding 25 million views!
In case you’re wondering about the most views for any trailer within the first 24 hours, Spider-Man: No Way Home holds that record, being viewed 355.5 million times in the first day. Back in the leadup to the release of The Force Awakens, however, all three trailers broke the previous record for being the most-watched trailer to that point. The numbers have just continued to climb, and Marvel’s projects have dominated the category recently.
But for a Star Wars Disney+ series, this is by far the highest. And it’s yet another indication that the hype for The Mandalorian is massive, which shouldn’t be a surprise. It has become Disney+’s flagship series, as it remains easily the most successful show on the streaming platform (not just for Star Wars, but for anything). Mando and Grogu have become iconic characters, and the series has also featured other ones, like Luke Skywalker, Boba Fett, and Ahsoka Tano. It all combines into a remarkably successful series, and it seems fans are pumped to have it back.
It’s been a long wait, with the last episode of season two airing in December of 2020, meaning that it’s been over two full years. But the wait is over on March 1 when season three premieres, and it looks fantastic.