The Mandalorian season 3 has reportedly been delayed. Production on the third season of the Pedro Pascal-led sequence won’t start till late 2021 or early 2022, in accordance to a brand new report, placing it a number of months behind the unique schedule that was introduced by The Mandalorian creator and showrunner Jon Favreau. That means The Mandalorian season 3 may not premiere till late 2022. That can be nearly a 12 months’s value of delay, and a two-year anticipate Star Wars followers. The Mandalorian season 2 ran from October to December 2020. It arrange the spin-off The Book of Boba Fett, that has completed filming and is on observe for a December 2021 launch.
Collider brings phrase of the delay on The Mandalorian season 3 filming, noting that folks accustomed to the matter have put forth two causes. Firstly, Pascal is busy with HBO’s dwell motion adaptation of the hit PlayStation online game sequence The Last of Us, that’s stated to movie from July 2021 by way of June 2022. That’s an unbelievably lengthy manufacturing schedule, thoughts you. But if that’s the case, Pascal shall be unavailable for fairly some time. Thankfully, given Mando wears a helmet, Pascal is not all the time wanted on set for The Mandalorian. The second cause for the delay is the opposite Star Wars sequence, Obi-Wan Kenobi, that’s stated to be filming proper now, on the identical stage because the others.
With The Mandalorian, Favreau pioneered the StageCraft know-how — from Industrial Light & Magic — that makes use of big high-resolution LED shows in lieu of inexperienced screens. That permits actors to really feel like they’re standing on location and has been successful with filmmakers engaged on massive sci-fi productions. George Clooney’s The Midnight Sky shot on it, and Taika Waititi used it just lately for Thor: Love and Thunder. Both The Book of Boba Fett and Obi-Wan Kenobi made use of the identical set as The Mandalorian season 1 and a couple of. It’s presently occupied by Obi-Wan Kenobi which prohibits The Mandalorian season 3 to be shot there, Collider claims.
While Pascal’s dedication to The Last of Us is comprehensible, it is a tad unbelievable that Disney and Lucasfilm did not plan the Star Wars productions higher. Surely, they knew that Obi-Wan Kenobi was gearing up to movie at ILM’s StageCraft set in Los Angeles a lot upfront. Why then would Favreau say in late December final 12 months that The Book of Boba Fett and The Mandalorian season 3 would film back-to-back? Sure, issues can change, as they’ve with Pascal’s casting within the HBO sequence.
But it is also value noting that ILM has been increasing StageCraft, having announced in September final 12 months that it was including one other set in Los Angeles, one at Pinewood Studios in London, and a fourth at Fox Studios Australia in Sydney for Thor: Love and Thunder. It would not make sense for The Mandalorian season 3 to transfer to London or Sydney for its manufacturing, however how about that second StageCraft set in Los Angeles? If Collider’s report is to be believed, then certainly that set is busy with one other manufacturing as nicely. It’s additionally doable that it isn’t useful but.