The Mandalorian’s third season is in production and a Jamie Lee Curtis update!
Variety is reporting that season three of Star Wars: The Mandalorian is already in production. It makes me happy to hear it but it is also such a given at this point that it is kind of non-news news. But since we’re all stuck inside, beggers can’t be choosers. It isn’t bad news, just far away news still.
Sources close to the production have confirmed that creator Jon Favreau has been “writing season 3 for a while,” and that the art department, led by Lucasfilm vice president and executive creative director Doug Chiang, has been creating concepts for Season 3 “for the past few weeks.”
Jeremy at Star Wars Unity pointed out that this was confirmed back in February by Bob Iger during a Disney earnings call:
“The priority in the next few years is television with The Mandalorian Season 2 coming in October, and then more coming from The Mandalorian thereafter, including the possibility of infusing it with more characters and the possibility of taking those characters in their own direction in terms of series.”
Jamie Lee Curtis?
I have a small update on Jamie Lee Curtis which I ran with extreme caution as a rumor a few weeks back. I’ve been told that Curtis was on the set, involved, but the role may have fallen through due to a movie scheduling conflict.
However, I’m told she had read the scripts, had costume fittings and meetings about her look and they could even do her action figure today if they had a reason. A source I trust more than anyone said that there was talk of having Curtis emerge in season two and she would pop up in season three. There was some “secret” small crew filming and it could have taken place then for the second season. But it should be noted the role fell through at one point and I don’t know for certain she’s making an appearance or if their alternate plans are in motion. So if she does emerge in the series, it would be smaller and then larger eventually, most likely in season three. But season three hasn’t filmed yet so there’s no confirmation it went that way.
The Curtis story in totality is absolutely true. I think we should keep an eye on her making it into Star Wars in one way or another. There’s little bits of information I haven’t been able to crack at a level I could responsibly report right now. Who got the role Curtis was up for? Did the role change? These little bits would let us know how likely Curtis is to emerge in another role. Something similar happened with John Leguizamo and the first season but so far I haven’t heard if John Leguizamo is to be involved in the second season (there’s been no cross-talk at all on that front for the record).
One Last Biehn Update
Thankfully, the scoop Michael Biehn landed a pivotal role as a bounty hunter from our hero’s past in the series has totally panned out and I’ve seen and heard more that confirms my initial scoop. I’m hearing positive things about the season’s energy. We’re looking at 24 episodes of the series at least (if the series continues the 8 episode per season count), which is good because it’s nice to know we can get invested in this and it isn’t a one-off.
I think it is time I rewatch The Mandalorian’s first season.