With every passing day, we draw closer to the debut of The Mandalorian season 2 on October 30. Fans spent the last several months anxiously awaiting any kind of news on the upcoming season, and it recently came in the form of an Entertainment Weekly magazine cover story and last week's new trailer.
While most attention is directed towards the projects coming in the immediate future, it's also fun for fans to look further ahead. The full trajectory of The Mandalorian still remains unknown, but Lucasfilm's greatest hype man has revealed that the series will go on for at least a few more years...
During an interview with People, actor Giancarlo Esposito said there will be a season 4 for The Mandalorian. The man behind Moff Gideon teased that major answers to our questions will come in the forthcoming seasons:
"We’re living in a universe that is huge and there’s so much to explore. So I think this show is going to lay the ground work for the depth and breath that’s gonna come in season 3 and season 4, where you’re really gonna start to get answers."
WHAT THIS MEANS
Giancarlo Esposito has been the greatest source of information for The Mandalorian by far. The actor has revealed that the Moff Gideon may have a possible connection to the Force, and also teased an epic battle between his villain and Mando himself.
The most interesting part about this reveal is that Esposito knows about a season 4. This all but confirms that Moff Gideon won't be biting the big one at any point in seasons 2 or 3, and it seems like the villain is going to be in this for the long haul. With the writing for the third season presumably complete, it's a safe bet that Favreau is already putting pen on paper for the fourth.
It's always difficult to tell how a show will be handled in terms of longevity. Star Wars Rebels concluding after only four seasons was a bit of a surprise, given the eight planned seasons for The Clone Wars.
But this reveal tells us the series will have some staying power, and it could well beyond season 4. With answers coming in later seasons to what's being established now, it's safe to say that Favreau and Dave Filoni have a plan and sense of direction for where The Mandalorian is headed.