The Mandalorian Season 3 Filming Start Date Teased

Showrunner Jon Favreau offers an update on when filming will begin for the third season.


The Star Wars TV show The Mandalorian has been one of the biggest hits on Disney Plus so far, and the second season is due to premiere on the streaming service on October 30. A third season is coming, and executive producer and showrunner Jon Favreau has now confirmed when it should start shooting.

He told Variety that the third season is expected to begin filming "before the end of the year." Production will kick off after series star Pedro Pascal finishes his shooting obligations for the wacky Nicolas Cage movie The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent.

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Whereas other major TV shows and movies have been delayed or shut down entirely due to COVID-19, The Mandalorian is in a unique position due to how many of the characters already wear masks as part of their costumes, while the production uses Fortnite developer Epic's incredible technology to create virtual sets.

"We're in very small situations and oftentimes we have a lot of characters in masks," Favreau said. "And we also have a lot of digital work that augments things. So we're a show that's probably well-equipped to be flexible based on the protocols that are emerging surrounding work restarting."

The Mandalorian Season 2 introduces a number of big names. Michael Biehn (Terminator) will be playing a bounty hunter, and there's a rumor floating around that Rosario Dawson may appear as Ahsoka Tano from The Clone Wars and Rebels animated series. Additionally, there's another rumor that Clone Wars actor Katee Sackhoff will also be involved in the upcoming season.

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