The Mandalorian Unites Four Beskar-Wearing Warriors in New Season 3 Poster
A new poster for The Mandalorian's fast-approaching third season features not one, but four key characters who sport the Star Wars franchise's iconic Mandalorian armor.
The Season 3 poster features Din "Mando" Djarin (Pedro Pascal), Bo-Katan Kryze (Katee Sackhoff), The Armorer (Emily Swallow) and Paz Vizsla (Tait Fletcher) standing shoulder-to-shoulder. "This is the Way," the official Disney+ Twitter account wrote in its post sharing the promotional artwork.
Notably, a common thread in The Mandalorian Season 2 and the spinoff limited series The Book of Boba Fett was Din being forced to grapple with his heritage as a Mandalorian foundling. In The Mandalorian Season 2, Din learned from Bo-Katan that he and his adoptive family, the Tribe, were actually members of the Children of the Watch, a group of religious zealots that broke away from mainstream Mandalorian society amid their mission to re-establish the Way of the Mandalore.
Din Djarin and Bo-Katan Kryze Are at Odds
The Mandalorian Season 2 was also the last time Star Wars fans actually saw Bo-Katan. In the season's finale, Din successfully defeated Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito) and claimed the Darksaber, thus making him the de facto ruler of the planet Mandalore. Din attempted to give the Darksaber to Bo-Katan, who refused on the grounds that it must be won in combat, despite previously accepting the Darksaber from Sabine Wren in the animated series Star Wars Rebels.
Fans speculate that Bo-Katan's refusal to simply accept the weapon a second time has to do with the fact that after she did so the first time, Mandalore fell on her watch. On that note, Mandalorian legend tells of a curse that will plague the planet if the Darksaber falls into the hands of someone who did not win it properly. Promotional material for The Mandalorian Season 3 does feature Bo-Katan sitting on the Mandalorian throne, though she doesn't seem especially happy with the circumstances -- or with Din.
Din Djarin Is a Mandalorian No More
Meanwhile, the last time Star Wars fans saw Din, The Armorer and Paz Vizsla was in The Book of Boba Fett. In the limited series, Vizsla challenged Din for the Darksaber, with the latter only narrowly managing to win their duel and keep the weapon. Despite his victory, Din was then immediately expelled from the Tribe after The Armorer learned that he had violated the Way of the Mandalore by taking off his beskar helmet in front of other living beings. The Mandalorian Season 3 will chronicle Din's journey to Mandalore as he embarks on a quest for redemption.
The Mandalorian Season 3 premieres Wednesday, March 1 on Disney+.