Jon Favreau Says ‘The Mandalorian’ Has No Destination In Sight And “Could Be With Us For A While”

Nowadays it’s good to know when a show has a clear destination. It used to be that shows had no goal in mind other than achieving another season, leading to incomplete stories being told, or very unsatisfying, rushed conclusions. Well, Jon Favreau isn’t steering The Mandalorian to any particular end point. He tells Total Film that the journey for Mando and Grogu has no end in sight…

“No, I don’t – I think the beauty of this is that it’s a middle chapter of a much larger story,” said Favreau. “And though we’ll have resolution over time with these characters, I think that how these characters fit into the larger scope and scale, but it’s not like there’s a finale that we’re building to that I have in mind. Quite the contrary, I love for these stories to go on and on. And so these characters potentially could be with us for a while, and I really love telling stories in their voice, and I love the way the adventures unfold and I’m looking forward to doing much more.”

This could be dangerous. I’m getting flashbacks to Lost and The Walking Dead, two great shows that peaked early, told their stories, and then just kept on going past their prime. Disney and Lucasfilm obviously want to keep the Mandalorian cash cow going as long as possible, but let’s hope they don’t sacrifice the show’s quality to do it.

Then again, Favreau and Dave Filoni are smart guys. There are tons of stories left to tell, and if Mando’s story runs dry, easy avenues for spinoffs.

The Mandalorian season 3 hits Disney+ on March 1st, and season 4 is already written and ready to go.

Travis Hopson
Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.