The Mandalorian franchise rumored to expand on Disney+

While the second season of Disney+ web series The Mandalorian is currently only two episodes in, talks about a season 3 are already afoot. According to Deadline, though the next season hasn’t been officially greenlit yet, it has been in pre-production for months.

Creator, director, and executive producer Jon Favreau has publicly stated that he hoped to start filming by end of 2020, however, fans might not have to wait that long. Though nothing has been confirmed, production might start as early as next week, as per the publication.

Apart from a rumoured third season, the franchise has been at the heart of several speculations as of late. There has been chatter that Sophie Thatcher (When the Street Lights Go On) might be joining the cast. Also, a spin-off series appears to be in the works, whether about Boba Fett or another beloved character is yet to be confirmed.

Earlier this year in February, the then-Disney CEO Bob Iger hinted at the company’s plans to expand The Mandalorian franchise with spinoff series, teasing “the possibility of infusing (the mothership series) with more characters and taking those characters in their own direction in terms of series.”

To top it all, Disney+ is currently working on a female-lead Star Wars series penned and helmed by Leslye Headland. The untitled project is believed to be a female-driven action thriller with martial arts elements, set in an alternate timeline from the usual Star Wars universe.

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The Mandalorian, a space Western, begins five years after the events of Return of the Jedi with Pedro Pascal essaying the role of a lone bounty hunter who is hired to retrieve “The Child”. The Mandalorian chooses to go on the run to protect The Child from the remnant Imperials and keep him away from harm.

The show also stars Giancarlo Esposito, Carl Weathers, Gina Carano, Werner Herzog, Nick Nolte (through voice) and Omid Abtahi.

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