A selection of new Star Wars trailers was shown during the last weekend at D23 Expo, the first official Disney fan event since 2019.
At Last: The Mandalorian Season 3
The highly anticipated trailer for The Mandalorian Season 3 implies Din’s return to Mandalore itself. The voice-over of the Armourer, using the dialogue from The Book of Boba Fett, reminds us that the Mando has officially betrayed the principles of his faction of the Mandalorians by removing his helmet in public. However, as Bo-Katan reminds us in the trailer, many more other Mandalorians exist.
It is implied that Din and his folk avoided the disaster that befell Mandalore during the Imperial rule, but now that the Darksaber is back in a Mandalorian’s hands, Bo-Katan and her followers will attempt to reclaim their home planet – and they’ll need Din’s help to do it.
Among other things, the trailer shows the images of the Mandalorian capital city of Sundari, images that are familiar to The Clone Wars audience. We see Bo-Katan walking around the royal palace, the place where her sister, the last Duchess of Mandalore, had died during the Clone Wars. Knowing one of the writers, Dave Filoni, we can expect that the show will aim at concluding not only Din’s personal story, but also fill the gaps and wrap up the history of Mandalore itself. Certainly something to look forward to.
The Mandalorian S3 will premier in early 2023.
Tales of the Jedi: Young Dooku, Young Qui-Gon, Young Ahsoka
A six-part animated series focussing on young Ahsoka Tano and young Dooku will stream on 26th October 2022. It was revealed earlier that three episodes of the series will show untold stories of Ahsoka’s youth and three will show Dooku as a Jedi training young Qui-Gon Jinn.
The trailer shows Ahsoka being picked from her village as a youngling, as well as later training under Anakin and eventually encountering an Inquisitor in post-Episode III setting. The final scene seems to be a rerun of one scene from the Ahsoka novel that shows how she acquired her iconic white lightsabers.
On the other hand, Dooku’s story promises to show his development from starting to doubt the Jedi Order into his eventual departure. In the trailer we can already see him wielding his iconic curved-hilted lightsaber, however still with a blue blade at this time.
Andor: Birth of the Rebellion
Star Wars: Andor is coming already on 21st September to Disney+. Now we had the chance to see thus far latest trailer, showing more of Cassian himself. It also shows a lot of Stellan Skarsgård as the Rebel recruiter, as well as the future Rebel leader Mon Mothma (Genevieve O’Reilly). Mon Mothma’s initial reluctance, as showed in the trailer, promises some character development into the eventual dedicated leader we know, and the theme of “is the rebellion meaningful at all?” seems to permeate the show a lot.
We can certainly look forward to this one as well.
Young Jedi Adventures
The final news reveal from D23 concerns an upcoming show aimed at the youngest audience. Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures is set during the High Republic era (several hundred years before the films) and follows a group of Jedi younglings and their friends. It will air at unspecified time in 2023.