MOVIE NEWS – A final scene from episode 8 of The Mandalorian season 3 appears to confirm that season 4 will replace a cancelled Star Wars series (WARNING! Spoiler alert for season 4 and the Ahsoka series!)
The final scenes of The Mandalorian season 3, episode 8, seem to confirm that Din Djarin will replace Cara Dune in a previously cancelled Star Wars series. After ending Moff Gideon’s cloning plans and destroying his base on Mandalore, Din Djarin, played by Pedro Pascal, was seen in a sort of epilogue. This concluded his and Grogu’s story for the season. In one of these scenes, Din was reunited with Carson Teva (Paul Sun-Hyung Lee) in a conversation that hinted at a possible storyline for Season 4 of the series.
As reported by Variety, series writer and co-creator Jon Favreau revealed that Season 4 of The Mandalorian has been in the works for some time.
This means that the final season ended deliberately to set the stage for future stories set in this segment of the Star Wars universe. With a single scene with Carson Teva, The Mandalorian all but confirmed that the next instalment of the series would dive even deeper into plot points initially intended to be one of the cancelled Star Wars TV series.
Din Djarin has actually become a ranger, hunting Imperial warlords
The cancelled TV series in question was Rangers of the New Republic, which was rumoured to have focused on the exploits of Cara Dune. In the role of the newly appointed Marshal of the New Republic. However, after Lucasfilm fired Gina Carano, the series was apparently scrapped. Despite the cancellation of the series, Season 3 of The Mandalorian incorporated some of the elements of the New Republic Rangers into its storyline. The subplots of Elia Kane, Dr. Pershing and Carson Teva may have therefore seemed a bit “stylistically” out of place in the season. Mando’s visit to the Adelphi bar is filled with Easter eggs in episode 8 of the season.
According to a conversation with Carson Teva, Din Djarin is back to his bounty hunter ways – but this time with a twist.
After his feud with Moff Gideon and the Empire, Mando told Teva that he would be serving the New Republic, albeit unofficially. He’s trying to hunt Imperial warlords in the Outer Rim. The tentative bond that has developed between Teva and Mando over the three seasons of the series means that the former likes the idea of a deal. And this could make season 4 of The Mandalorian a quasi-pilot of Rangers of the New Republic.
Rangers of the New Republic must be in the 4th season of The Mandalorian
As expected, the main plot of Rangers of the New Republic would have focused on the titular organization discovering that the remnants of the Empire are more cohesive than first thought. Therefore, Season 4 of The Mandalorian should feature the same plot. Episode 7 of Season 3 has already established the Shadow Council serving Thrawn. It serves to restore the power of the Empire, which will eventually transform into both the First Order and the Final Order of the sequel trilogy.
All of this means that the story of Season 4 of the series should be about Din Djarin taking on these remnants of the Empire – all of which would fit into the overall story of this phase of the Star Wars timeline.
If that were the case, it would set Din Djarin and Grogu up to star in Filoni’s recently announced Star Wars movie. The film is planned to culminate the story of The Mandalorian and its spin-offs. Most likely in the battle between the New Republic and Chief Admiral Thrawn. If season 4 of the series does indeed see Mando thwart the Empire’s plans and possibly lead him to discover Thrawn himself, it will position the series’ story to not only incorporate elements of Rangers but also perfectly set the stage for Din Djarin’s cinematic debut.