The Mandalorian 3 arrives in a few weeks and the latest word says Grogu gets an even more central role in the series. As fans obviously can’t get enough of Baby Yoda and his path as a youngling sensitive to the Force, there is still more to him than what the series has let on.
There is no question as to whether Grogu is important in the series. From episode 1 of season 1, the story revolves around his importance. So far, he got kidnapped and then saved by Din Djarin, who then took it upon himself to secure the Child’s safety.
From there, they grew the father-son dynamic and Grogu finally tread his path to Ahsoka and then ultimately to Master Jedi Luke Skywalker.
After that, on top of all the side quests and battles, Grogu chose to be a Mandalorian youngling than a Padawan under Luke. Now Papa Mando and Baby Grogu mean to find out what, whatever is left of, the Empire is up to and why they are so bent on capturing the Child.
Grogu Takes A More Central Role In The Mandalorian Season 3
Season 2 ended with the two parting ways, but the events that transpired in The Book of Boba Fett series, the two found their way back to each other. By the end of the series, the two zoomed to lightspeed together on a new compact ship.
In an interview with Empire Magazine via ComicBook.com, The Mandalorian 3 director Rick Famuyiwa said that Grogu would have a more central role in the new instalment of the series.
This reinforces Grogu’s importance in the series even though the title clearly implies the father figure Din Djarin. Famuyiwa said:
There will be things [in Season 3] that once again have people talking about Grogu. In incremental ways, he’s growing as a character and in this partnership with Mando.
Throughout the series, Grogu has shown his Force powers to be growing as time goes by. It even grew leaps and bounds during the brief time he was with Master Luke.
With the Master Jedi, Grogu was able to remember some pockets of his past and even how to control his powers. Luke even said that there isn’t anything he can teach that the Child doesn’t already know. Grogu is merely remembering.
The director continues his statement:
As this relationship grows, Grogu has to become more central in things that are going on. He’s now firmly at the hip of Mando in every adventure…
The Mandalorian meant to find Grogu’s people so that he could deliver him to where he belonged. Only they both realize they are each other’s people. The Child definitely struck a chord in the bounty hunter’s beskar armoured heart. Famuyiwa adds:
The purity of the character brings out the best in the people round him. This next season continues to attach to that idea.
The Mandalorian Season 3 Could Show Grogu To Be More Than He Seems
The Mandalorian 3 has the following official description:
The journeys of the Mandalorian through the Star Wars galaxy continue. Once a lone bounty hunter, Din Djarin has reunited with Grogu. Meanwhile, the New Republic struggles to lead the galaxy away from its dark history. The Mandalorian will cross paths with old allies and make new enemies as he and Grogu continue their journey together.
It clearly states that Pedro Pascal’s Din Djarin is no longer a solo in the galaxy. Being in a timeline just after Episode VI: The Return of the Jedi, this places the New Republic in its early years of leadership.
I have this feeling that there will be episodes where the two characters will have to face circumstances brought about by the change in order. Some parts of the galaxy, particularly those that benefited during the reign of the Empire, might have quite a bit of their own version of resistance.
If Grogu is to be a more central character in the storyline, could he actually be a key to the progression of the story into Episode VII: The Force Awakens?
Given that they were able to revive the Emperor in the sequel trilogy, does that mean they were able to get what they needed out of Grogu eventually in The Mandalorian?
There are some fans who are forming the theory that maybe it isn’t Anakin Skywalker who is the prophesied Child that will bring balance to the Force.
Maybe, as he is also called the Child in the first season, Grogu is that child in the prophecy. But that is an altogether more complex line of thought.
The latest season of The Mandalorian arrives on March 1st on Disney+.
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