Jon Favreau says The Mandalorian is nowhere near the end, calling it “a middle chapter of a much larger story”

We’ve already seen two seasons of The Mandalorian, a third is just days away, and a fourth has already been written by showrunner Jon Favreau. The show is a machine that just keeps rolling, and it shows no signs of stopping anytime soon.

Favreau was asked about whether we’re nearing an endpoint for the series in a recent interview with Games Radar, and you can rest easy, Mando fans: his answer was a clear no.

“No, I don’t – I think the beauty of this is that it’s a middle chapter of a much larger story,” he said. “And though we’ll have resolution over time with these characters, I think that 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, and I really love telling stories in their voice, and I love the way the adventures unfold and I’m looking forward to doing much more.”

So for all Favreau’s insistence that he’s got the series (and it’s sister shows) largely mapped out, he doesn’t have it all planned. He doesn’t have an end point in mind. In The Clone Wars, for example, there wasn’t a set number of seasons planned, but there was always a clear ending point planned with the Siege of Mandalore – a story Dave Filoni got to finish years later. It doesn’t sound like Favreau is operating the same way, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

That’s probably especially true with a series like this, where the focus can shift as needed. For example, the focus of seasons one and two was on getting Grogu back home, but season three is going to present a different focus while following the same characters and continuing the same story. The options from here are numerous.

There’s always a danger letting a series like this linger on indefinitely, but when it’s done with the skill and care of The Mandalorian I don’t think there’s much to worry about. Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni have a clear passion for these characters, this timeline, and the Star Wars universe, and the characters they’ve created have already become iconic parts of the franchise. Getting to have many more adventures with them in the years ahead is something very much to look forward to.

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