Jon Favreau Wants To Make At Least 5 Seasons Of The Mandalorian


Jon Favreau doesn’t actually see the end of The Mandalorian in 4 or even 5 seasons, as his passion for the story opens a number of possibilities. The third season of The Mandalorian premiered on Disney Plus last March 1, and its early Rotten Tomato ratings reflect 85% from 67 critics and 79% Audience Score from 335 user ratings.

It’s not actually a bad start, but comparing it to the previous two seasons, it needs the rest of the new episodes to perform above 95% to live up to the expectations.

Seasons 1 and 2 already practically completed the main mission that Din Djarin, portrayed by Pedro Pascal, set himself for. Strictly following the Mandalorian creed, he took in a foundling and sought to reunite him with his kind. By the end of the second season, Grogu became a padawan to Master Luke Skywalker.

It was in The Book Of Boba Fett that Grogu ended up making the choice to return to Din Djarin and stop pursuing the Jedi path. He chose to be a Mandalorian foundling than a Jedi padawan learner.

Ever since the beginning of the series, it has revived the interest of long-time weary fans and captured the attention of a new generation of audiences. Only now that the series is in its third season, people wonder if the show could still keep its popularity. Moreover, since the main mission of Mando is practically resolved, what other story elements could there be to tell?

It turns out that showrunner, Jon Favreau, could actually have more tricks up his sleeve.

Jon Favreau Doesn’t See The End Is Near For The Mandalorian

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According to an interview with Film StoriesThe Mandalorian showrunner not only disclosed that he has already written season 4 via Variety, but he also wants the series to get even five or beyond that. He told Film Stories:

beyond season fourYeah Well, I hope so! I hope so. I really love the dynamic of these two characters that in theory don’t ageI think that there’s a lot of potential energy in that relationship, especially as the baby is no longer a baby, and starts to grow – but it happens so slowly that we could really play this out, hopefully for a while. But it all depends on the audience if they like what we’re doing. As long as they’re digging it, we’re digging making it and it’s a fun gig that I don’t want to walk away from any time soon.

Series fans can expect that the third and hopefully fourth season would be nowhere near the end of the story Favreau has in mind. In fact, if the series creator had his way, he’d run the show indefinitely. He said during the Inside Total Film podcast:

I think the beauty of this is that it’s a middle chapter of a much larger story. 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.

Jon Favreau Hopes To Make More Seasons For The Mandalorian

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This could mean that The Mandalorian is open to infinite possibilities of stories. This time the show becomes a collection of adventures Papa Mando and Baby Yoda go through in the galaxy.

In the first episode, spoilers if you haven’t seen it yet, so beware. Din Djarin has already begun teaching Grogu the Mandalorian ways. From navigation to even identifying whom to trust, Grogu is almost always taught an important lesson. All the while, the new foundling is also exploring what he could do, given his Force talents, all on his own.

As Din Djarin adheres to The Way, he is now set to regain his honour as a Mandalorian. Where this quest leads to will be an adventure everyone is looking forward to seeing as well. People are also looking forward to connecting the series to the other series that Favreau has developed in the world of Star Wars. It is obvious that they love what they are doing and that they are enjoying it while they are in the production.

Seeing the characters again was similar to the feeling of seeing people close to you again after such a long time. If you’re a fan, you were made acutely aware of the fact that you missed them. The first episode called back to previous characters and story arcs. It established Din’s first order of business. Could he really bathe in the Sacred Living Waters of Mandalore to be reborn?

While it would be nice to think about The Mandalorian becoming a series without an end, the fact remains that every story has one. At this point, I am worried that the series could end up stretching its story more than it should, and it will take away from the series’ original charm. It hasn’t come to that. At least not yet.

The Mandalorian season 3 comes to Disney Plus every Wednesday. Are you watching the newest episode already?

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