'The Mandalorian' Season 3: Will there be Bo-Katan vs Mando face-off for the Darksaber?
'The Mandalorian' Season 3, as expected, sees the return of Bo-Katan Kryze (Katee Sackhoff), but safe to say, she isn't pleased one bit to see Din Djarin/Mando (Pedro Pascal). The trailer suggests that a face-off between the two is imminent and this would probably be for the Darksaber that Mando wields in 'The Mandalorian' Season 2 and 'The Book of Boba Fett'.
In the clip released during the D23 Expo, Bo-Katan is seen sitting on the throne chair and questioning Mando. "Your cult fractured our people,” Bo-Katan says to Din during this reunion. “Where were you then?” In this case, chances are that she’s probably referencing the 'Night of a Thousand Tears' — the destruction of the Mandalorian civilization at the hands of the Empire — and how the Children of the Watch avoided it because they all lived on Mandalore’s moon.
Bo-Katan made it explicitly clear in the second season that she has no love for Din and his side, and now that already strained relationship would have been dented further considering he wields the sword that she covets. Quite simply, if Bo-Katan wants the Darksaber, she’ll have to fight him for it, and it shouldn't come as a surprise if there is a bit of a showdown in the works.
The official synopsis reads, "The Mandalorian follows Din Djarin, a lone Mandalorian bounty hunter in the outer reaches of the galaxy. He is hired by remnant Imperial forces to retrieve the child Grogu, but instead goes on the run to protect the infant." A lot has changed since the Disney+ logline for the first season, and much about the plot of Season 3 is still under wraps. The latest installment features newcomers Christopher Lloyd, and Nick Nolte in a voice-over role as the alien ugnaught Kuill. Brendan Wayne, Lateef Crowder, Giancarlo Esposito, and Temuera Morrison also are set to reprise their roles.
'The Mandalorian' Season 3 will begin streaming in 2023 on Disney+.