The Mandalorian appears to be completely abandoning any semblance of story it had crafted over two seasons with Din Djarin after Bo-Katan claimed the Darksaber in the most recent episode.
One of the shows Executive Producers Rick Famuyia recently questioned who the show’s title might actually be referring to despite Jon Favreau making it perfectly clear when he first pitched the story to his Instagram followers that it was indeed Din Djarin.
For those who might have forgot, Favreau originally pitched the show on Instagram writing, “After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy from the authority of the New Republic…”
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The next day he shared an image of Din Djarin making it abundantly clear that was who The Mandalorian actually was.
While at Star Wars Celebration, Famuyiwa questioned who the show’s title is actually referring to as reported by ScreenRant.
He said, “I think now with Bo possessing the Darksaber, I know that there was a lot of expectations that might have shifted both in terms of what it meant for Din Djarin, but also for Bo and what does it mean? Who is the Mandalorian at this point? And so I think it could be anyone. And I think that’s what they’re trying to define in many ways, is what does that mean to be Mandalorian?”
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However, in a separate interview, he indicated the show was still about Din Djarin and his relationship with Grogu albeit he did indicate it’s progressed to where there is now a mommy with Bo-Katan’s character.
He said, “I think at the end of it, it’s always been about this core relationship with Din Djarin and Grogu. And I think we have just been trying to service that story. That story of this reluctant father figure and his child.”
Famuwiya continued, “And where that adventure has taken us has sort of pushed the show and pushed the boundaries of the show as that relationship has grown and Din Djarin has been on this journey to sort of do right by these decisions he’s made. It sort of forced us and put us in a position of having to make the show bigger and that’s taken us to different places.
“And this season is certainly a big example of that because now it ain’t just one Mando, it’s a lot of Mandos. And there’s a mommy,” he added.
What do you make of Famuyiwa preparing fans for the show to sideline Din Djarin’s character in favor of Bo-Katan?
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