The Mandalorian Season 3 Set Video Spoils Bo-Katan Betrayal

By Richard Nebens Updated:
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Early next year, Star Wars fans will get to jump back into Din Djarin's story as The Mandalorian Season 3 preps for its release on Disney+ in February 2023. This story will bring back a number of major players from the growing MandoVerse, including longtime fan-favorite Bo-Katan Kryze, who first came into play in The Clone Wars animated series.

While footage from Season 3 hasn't been made public yet, Star Wars Celebration 2022 attendees had the opportunity to see exclusive new footage that showed where Bo-Katan is heading in the galaxy far, far away. After Din Djarin took possession of the Darksaber, and with it, a position as one of Mandalore's top leaders, Bo-Katan wants her own shot at the title as she takes on a more antagonistic role in this new set of episodes.

Looking at how Bo-Katan has always been a supporter of the Rebellion and others against the Empire and the Dark Side, this switch will be something jarring for fans to witness as she takes on a more crucial role in The Mandalorian. Now, a new set video has teased how far she'll go down this villainous path, showing her in an epic battle against one of her former companions.

Is Bo-Katan Switching Sides in Mando Season 3?

Bespin Bulletin shared a video from the set of The Mandalorian Season 3, showing Katie Sackhoff's Bo-Katan Kryze in a fight with her former comrade Simon Kassianides' Axe Woves. This footage comes from production in El Dorado Park in Long Beach, California.

In the video, Bo-Katan is fighting a Mandalorian with a resemblance to Woves, but there's also a man behind her that looks like Kassianides' character, making it unclear which side of the fight he's on. 

Bespin Bulletin also reported that an actress that looked like Sasha Banks' Koska Reeves was seen on set, though she is not seen in the video. Previously, Banks claimed that she wouldn't be a part of Season 3.

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For clarity, Kassianides appears to be on the left side with his Mandalorian jetpack on his back while Sackhoff stands in front of him on the right side.

Bo-Katan, Axe Woves
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This may be a scene showing Bo-Katan betraying her Mandalorian clan, further setting her up as the big bad for Season 3. 

Woves could end up seeing that he's on the wrong side of the battle, leading him to stand up for what he feels is right for Mandalore.

Bo-Katan, The Mandalorian
Bespin Bulletin

The full video can be seen below:

Bo-Katan Out Ready for Epic Mandalorian Battle

While The Mandalorian will rightly continue to focus on Pedro Pascal's Din Djarin, who has his own intriguing story of redemption to tackle after The Book of Boba Fett, Bo-Katan Kryze will be as big of a focus as any other character in the series. This fight scene alone with Axe Woves makes it clear that she means business, whether Woves is fighting with or against her.

With not many story details revealed to the public, it's not certain how long it will be until Katee Sackhoff's veteran character goes on her quest to get the Darksaber back from Din Djarin. But with all signs pointing to her being Season 3's main antagonist, she'll be a key focal point as Mandalore's future hangs in the balance with this duel on the way.

Now that Season 3 is less than six months away, Star Wars fans are hoping to see the first official footage from the show soon, especially after so many exciting developments on the new story came from Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, California.

Season 3 of The Mandalorian will debut on Disney+ in February 2023.

- About The Author: Richard Nebens
Richard Nebens joined The Direct in March 2020, now serving as the site's Senior Writer and also working as an assistant editor and content creator. He started his journalism career as a hobby in 2019 and is passionate about sharing news and stories from the entertainment industry, especially comic book movies, comedy, and sci-fi. Richard looks to expand his knowledge about movies and TV every day, and he is eager to stay locked into the latest releases and breaking news at every opportunity.