The Mandalorian returns in March for a much-anticipated third season. We had a brief teaser last fall during Disney’s annual D23 Expo, but the Mouse House debuted the full trailer last night during the halftime show of the NFL Super Wild Card matchup between the Dallas Cowboys and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
(Spoilers for the first two seasons and The Book of Boba Fett below.)
The series takes place a few years after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. In the first season, Pedro Pascal’s titular lone bounty hunter was tasked with delivering a youngling, Grogu (aka Baby Yoda) to a shady client who wanted to perform experiments on the child. Mando ended up rescuing Grogu instead, and the two formed a strong bond. In the second season, the Mandalorian reluctantly worked to reunite Grogu with his own kind—or at least with a Jedi so the youngling could grow stronger in the Force. Mark Hamill made a surprise cameo as a (digitally de-aged) Luke Skywalker in the season 2 finale, taking Grogu with him to complete his Jedi training. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house as Grogu and the Mandalorian made their farewells.