I think they cut a lot of material, because if you watch the credit concept art more closely, you'll see that they had a lot more going in the space battle than they put in the show. Also, I don't think Moff is dead because no corpse, no death.And what about that runtime? A season finale that lasted 36 minutes? Why rush the ending so much? They could have added 2-3 minutes for an extended coda so every character could get a proper pay-off and all the threads from the season could be neatly tied up.
Was season 3 good? Yes. Could the writing have been better? Also yes. But we can argue it’s perhaps the most thematically rich of all three seasons so far, even when its shots didn’t land or its commentaries on religion and politics felt a bit murky. Its biggest success is giving fans and casual viewers alike a proper look into Mandalorian culture and their post-Empire diaspora, all while retaining the “adventure of the week” feeling for the most part, and that’s no small feat. Maybe Favreau could use an actual writers’ room to really chew on some of the richest ideas being thrown around, but this is still the Way.
Now, with season three over, we can look at it as a whole and say it was rather uneven. It’s almost like showrunner Jon Favreau wasn’t sure about how fast to tell this story about Mandalore’s return, and so he forced in all these other little side stories just to pad out the season. (Remember Dr. Pershing? Remember Lizzo? Did those really add much in the end?) Frankly, the eight episodes felt a little sloppy. And yet, there was lots of Star Wars fun to be had and now the Mandalorians are officially back on Mandalore. That’s a fairly huge story piece for the Star Wars galaxy ahead. We’ll take that, moving into Ahsoka—and, probably, a fourth season of The Mandalorian too.
This was so odd that I was taken out of the story by thinking on it. That's never a good sign of good storytelling. And I never even thought of this...Din Djarin adopts Grogu as his son so he can move on to be an apprentice, not a mere foundling. Problem: As per the Armorer herself in Season 1: "This foundling is now in your care, you are now as his father." So why is there a distinction there?
And 100% to this too...these guys have to swear the Creed to become apprentices. But that means they have to be able to talk. Except if their biological parents give permission for them to become apprentices, in which case they no longer have to take the creed. Wait, isn't the creed the most sacred thing to them, the glue holding them together? And why would they be foundlings in the first place if they have biological parents? And what of non-Mandalorian biological parents, why should they have any say in when their son/daughter should become a Mandalorian apprentice?
However, I think this might be stretching......a trained military organization wouldn't have a tactical policy AGAINST shooting down a capital ship that might consequently crash straight into their base.
Moff Gideon would have had Din Grogu back in for experiments and torture no sooner than they had said, this is the way, unless and until he was firmly taken out of the way. So, Din Grogu was much safer with Din Djarin even if he was facing unsurmountable odds, unfeasibly giant creatures and camp space pirates.It's his dad who keeps putting him in danger and forcing him to confront dangerous situations when he clearly doesn't want to
But he was incinerated in temperatures that melted a metal hanger! Which they only survived in a Force Shield bubble!I don't think Moff is dead because no corpse, no death.
This is the way!Gideon is very much alive and will be back in the penultimate episode of season 4 to be vanquished again in its finale, before he returns in season 5, and 6, and 18 or until someone up in the writers room has the courage to [Make It Stop]
Moff Gideon would have had Din Grogu back in for experiments and torture no sooner than they had said, this is the way, unless and until he was firmly taken out of the way. So, Din Grogu was much safer with Din Djarin even if he was facing unsurmountable odds, unfeasibly giant creatures and camp space pirates.
No you do have a point there. That was Grogu abuse.So again I didn't really like that Paintball duel scene in Episode-whatever-it-was. Djarin kept egging him on when Grogu was visibly protesting and uninterested. And it gets worse, because Djarin went as far as allowing Grogu's opponent to pick his weapon of choice. We're lucky he went with paintballs and not saw blades.
With The Mandalorian's Din Djarin becoming an integral component of Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett, many audiences wondered if Boba Fett would appear in Season 3 of The Mandalorian, and while the figure never ended up appearing, Boba Fett actor Temuera Morrison recently revealed that he was anticipating a return to the series. The actor didn't confirm the extent to which he was anticipating a return, as he appeared in multiple episodes of Season 2 of The Mandalorian, so it's unclear at what point in the development process it was teased that he would return before the series opted to avoid any appearance.
During an appearance at the SUPANOVA Comic Con & Gaming convention in Melbourne, Australia, per MSN, the actor admitted, "I was supposed to be in The Mandalorian Season 3 but nobody rang me. I was waiting for the phone call in New Zealand, waiting and wanting to give up."
Boba Fett appeared in the final moments of the Season 2 premiere of The Mandalorian, while going on to be an important part of Djarin's overall adventure in the season, and even earned a post-credits scene in the Season 2 finale for The Book of Boba Fett. While it wasn't much of a surprise that Djarin then appeared in The Book of Boba Fett, some fans were disappointed that he earned so much screen time on a mission that was totally detached from Boba Fett. Morrison similarly joked about those deviations from his character's story.
"Well that Mando guy stole a few chapters of my book," the actor shared. "It was painful watching him turn up with some black new lethal sword. And the way he turned up in my Book of Boba, he just destroyed everybody. I'm sure this guy is… ah… ruining my show. But I couldn't say anything. I'm not the writer, so I have to bear it I guess."
In the time since The Book of Boba Fett debuted, audiences have wondered if we could get more episodes of the adventure, given how well it set up a number of exciting storytelling opportunities. There are currently no announced plans for a Season 2 and The Mandalorian similarly hasn't been confirmed for a Season 4, though creator Jon Favreau has expressed his interest in such an opportunity. With a film from Dave Filoni set to bring together elements from The Mandalorian and Star Wars: Ahsoka, we won't be surprised if the project also brings Boba Fett into the fold.
"You know when Bo gives her speech of, 'We're gonna get back Mandalore,' with two different clans? That scene was much longer," Sackhoff confirmed with YouTuber Kristian Harloff. "That scene was super long. This is the rousing thing, you're inspiring these two separate clans to get out there and go retake their homeworld. It has to be emotional, it has to be big, and for whatever reason it got cut down a lot. I love this entire season, I thought it was fun. But that moment for me was like ... I wish they'd given more context to what'd happened right before, because I think that it would have made that speech land heavier. And the majority of the takes I did were [Braveheart's] William Wallace-esque."
While this might not have been a massive edit that resulted in major changes to the overall experience of the episode, Sackhoff also detailed how Season 2 had also made some drastic changes from what was initially filmed, including Axe Woves originally being killed off.
"Axe, we knew... He was supposed to die last year. That was the thing that no one could talk about," the actor admitted. "There was this moment where he sacrifices himself in that episode, and he did it, we shot it, and then they were like, 'It needs to be Din, not him.' And so then you shoot a person's death, and then there's a scene left and they're like, 'Where did they go?' 'Well, he's pooping.'"
I don't know the validity of any of the claims, but it is clear that their is a huge amount of editing in all of these Disney TV series, with a large amount filmed being left on the cutting room floor.
And if you intended to cut out 15 minutes, then wouldn't you film at least 15 minutes more in order to make them all the same length?
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