Mandalorian Season 3 Trailer Breakdown: Easter Eggs, References, And So Many Droids
It's been a long time since we hung with Mando, as the previous season of the show wrapped up more than two years ago. But don't worry because The Mandalorian Season 1 returns to Disney+ on March 1. The critically-acclaimed Star Wars series recently revealed its first trailer for the upcoming episodes, and boy oh boy, it's a lot to take in.
Mando (Din Djarin) is working together with numerous other Mandalorians, some we've seen before and some that are brand-new to the series. He'll be travelling to new worlds and meeting new people--as well as reuniting with fan-favorites on the series like Greef Karga--who doesn't love Carl Weathers?
Season 3 of Mandalorian will seemingly pick up after the events of The Book of Boba Fett Season 1--as the latter half of that show certainly felt like The Mandalorian Season 2.5. The latest episodes of Mando will feature Predro Pescal as the titular Mandalorian, the aforementioned Weathers, Amy Sedaris, Katee Sackhoff, Emily Swallow, and Giancarlo Esposito. Reportedly, Christopher Lloyd has also joined the cast.
Going through the new trailer, there are a lot of references to other elements of the Star Wars Universe, as this season seemingly brings nomadic Mandalorians back to their home planet, with the hopes of taking it back--again. Additionally, there's a lot of familiar droids here as well and maybe even a few Easter eggs you missed.
Below, you'll find a breakdown of the first Mandalorian Season 3 trailer, and everything we saw that gives us a better idea of what the new episodes will be about when they arrive on Disney+ on March 1.
1. Mandalorians united
"Our people are scattered, like stars in the galaxy. What are we? What do we stand for?" Mando says this as we see a group of Mandalorians together--seemingly new members of the group we have yet to see on the series.
2. Helmet colors
We've talked about this before. The color of your armor has significant meaning in Mandalorian culture. There is one person with an orange helmet. That means they have a lust for life--no, not the Iggy Pop song. They want or have achieved freedom in some way.
There are also two Mandalorians in white helmets. This is actually an Imperial political movement called Cin Vhetin, a group that wanted the Empire forces off of Mandalore. They were violents and considered to be terrorists by the Empire and even Imperial supporters on their own planet. The white indicates purity or a fresh start.
We also see some other colors which have meaning in Mandalorian culture: green (Duty), red (honoring a parent), and gold (vengeance).
3. New planet, same type of protocol droid
Mando and Grogu are on a new planet, checking things out. And if you look in the background, you'll see a 3PO-series protocol droid--yes, the very same that C-3PO is. This is considered an older droid, as these models were built during the Invasion of Naboo--so during The Phantom Menace. These droids were created to be translators and are fluent in over 6 million forms of communication.
4. Another familiar face
Briefly, we see a creature in a tree, and if it looks familiar it's because the species has appeared in another movie--Return of the Jedi. This is a Kowakian monkey-lizard, and in the Star Wars universe, they're treated as pets, even though they are very intelligent and capable of using tools--or weapons. The most notable one of these species is Salacious B. Crumb, who lived in Jabba's palace.
5 More notable droids
On the left, behind Mando, is an astromech droid, an R5-unit to be more specific. They're used in spaceships as co-pilots, essentially.
On the right with the two light-up eyes is an EV-series supervisor droid. The most notable one of these was EV-9D9, who worked in Jabba's palace, then found itself working as a bartender on Tatooine in a previous season of Mandalorian.
Mando mentions he's headed to Mandalore, to be forgiven for his transgressions. We then see a destroyed structure. For years and years, Mandalore has been a battleground. There's been multiple civil wars, the Imperial occupation, and much civil unrest. Things haven't been peaceful there in quite some time.
7. Podracing droid
We've seen these droids plenty of times. It's a DUM-series droid. They were designed to maintain and repair podracers and other ships.
Of course, we also see the return of Peli Motto, played by Amy Sedaris.
8. Based on the original C-3PO
The droid in this ship is an RQ protocol droid. It's purpose is to help people. The design of this character was based on the original concept for C-3PO, created by Ralph McQuarrie.
9. Every droid in the book
Ok, so that's hyperbole, as it's not every droid. However, in this shot, we do see some B-1 series battle droids (Roger, Roger), some R2 astromech units, an RA-7 protocol droid (the one in black), a different RQ protocol droid, and a few others we couldn't place--although the bartender could be an updated EV-series supervisor droid.
10. Death Watch
When you see a bunch of Mandalorians in blue armor, there's a good chance you're looking at members of Death Watch. Bo-Katan Kryze was one of the lieutenants of this group, which were against the pacifists running Mandalore during a period of time. Death Watch was considered a terrorist group and wanted to take over Mandalore. At one point, they were aligned with Darth Maul. Then Death Watch became a resistance group, trying to help the people on the planet regain their freedom.
11. Paz Vizsla
Voiced by Jon Favreau, and seen in previous seasons, Paz is a member of the Children of the Watch, Mandalorian religious zealots who were a spin-off of the Death Watch group on Mandalore