On March 18th, Lucasfilm and Disney+’s hit series The Mandalorian officially added the legendary Christopher Lloyd to the cast for the upcoming and highly anticipated season 3 in an undisclosed role.
According to THR, who exclusively revealed the news last week, the Back To The Future actor’s role will be that of a “guest star in nature,” but that’s about all we have to go on for the time being.
Lucasfilm and Disney did not comment on The Mandalorian casting, but that doesn’t mean we won’t be commenting on the casting.
Christopher Lloyd Joins Forces With The Mandalorian
Lloyd is best known for his iconic performance as time-traveling scientist Dr. Emmett Brown in the Back to the Future trilogy, which came out between the years of 1985 and 1990. His role as the quirky scientist became the most enduring in his long career and is still considered iconic to this day.
Elsewhere on the sci-fi front, he also played the villainous Klingon Commander Kruge in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984). Ergo, many powerful fanbases can now lay certain claim to him. He is a multiple Emmy winner, having won for his run on the seminal sitcom Taxi, which aired from 1978 to 83. Recently, he appeared in the Bob Odenkirk action movie Nobody for Universal and the George Clooney-directed family drama, The Tender Bar.
As of now, no official plot details for the third season of The Mandalorian have been revealed. Other than the reported leaks floating around, which as always should be taken with a grain of salt. Though it’s clear The Book of Boba Fett did give us some idea of what to expect from having two episodes of the recent series focused on Din Djarin, meet up with Luke Skywalker, and help Fett fend off the Pyke Syndicate before being reunited with Grogu.
During those side plot episodes that felt like a mini teaser or taste of what S3 of The Mandalorian will consist and position, the story did advance more lore about the importance of the Darksaber and its historical ties to the planet of Mandalore.
Another theory is it’s possible to assume the story will pick up shortly after the pair leave Tatooine in Mando’s nifty new Naboo Starfighter. Still, a significant time-jump is also a possibility, as well which raises the question will the seeds of the first order and the sequel trilogy start to take center stage.
It’s clear and safe to report that Pedro Pascal will return as the titular bounty hunter, Carl Weathers as Greef Carga, and Giancarlo Esposito as Moff Gideon. Though other than that, no other regular cast members have been confirmed. We can hope and expect to see Emily Swallow’s Armorer, Amy Sedaris as Peli Motto, and Katee Sackhoff as Bo-Katan Kryze, at the very least.
No release date has been revealed for The Mandalorian season three because Lucasfilm is currently prepping for the May 25 debut of “Obi-Wan Kenobi,” starring Ewan McGregor, which comes out on the 45th anniversary of the Star Wars franchise.
So are you excited to see more of Din and Grogu in the upcoming season of The Mandalorian? Will Obi-Wan Kenobi be exciting and unique? Who do you Christopher Lloyd’s character is? As always post your comments, and follow us on Twitter.