Carl Weathers has confirmed that he would come back to The Mandalorian season 3 to direct one episode of the show. In Mandalorian, Weathers marked his first appearance as the magistrate Greef Karga at the very first episode, which aired on Disney+’s U.S. release day in 2019. Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) was led to Grogu, the “Baby Yoda” who has taken the world by storm, by this guy, who was responsible for guiding him to the bounty hunting task that brought him to Grogu. Throughout the Star Wars universe, Greef Karga has become a beloved character. He had a crucial role on Din’s crew in season 1, and he even returned for an episode in season 2.
Weathers made his Mandalorian directing debut in “Chapter 12: The Siege,” in which he appeared both in front of and behind the camera. In addition to reprising his role as Greef Karga in season 2, Weathers also appeared as Greef Karga in season 3. When it comes to season 2, Weathers will be joining a talented group of filmmakers that includes executive producers Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni, Peyton Reed, Bryce Dallas Howard, Robert Rodriguez, and Rick Famuyiwa, among others. During the Weathers’ episode, Din returned to Nevarro, which was the planet where the Bounty Hunter’s Guild was based and where Din used to reside in clandestine operations. There, he rejoined with his season 1 comrades and joined them in their struggle against Imperial remnants.
Season 3 of The Mandalorian will be directed by Weathers, who recently confirmed the news on Twitter. He’s already revealed that Greef Karga will come back, and now he’s revealed that he’ll be returning to the production as well. “Affirmative as Director!” Weathers responded enthusiastically when asked by a fan if he will be returning to direct in season 3 of the show. A final “This Is The Way” was tacked on for good measure before sending it off. Take a look at the following tweet for yourself:
For The Mandalorian’s third season, Weathers has been announced as one of the series’ initial directors. In recent months, Howard, whose work on “Chapter 5: Return of the Mandalorian” of The Book of Boba Fett was well acclaimed, has been speculated to be returning. However, there has been no official confirmation of this as of yet. In the same way that Favreau and Filoni directed episodes of season 1 and season 2, it would be reasonable to expect them to direct episodes of season 3. However, that hasn’t been confirmed, either. Weathers is the first person to be officially named as a director on The Mandalorian season 3. This promises to be a thrilling and comedic episode for fans.
If Weathers follows his season 2 pattern of directing the episode in which he appears, viewers should expect to see Greef’s name immediately after Weathers’ in the season 3 episode’s credits. Weathers’ return as both director and Greef Karga raises an intriguing question about Din Djarin’s storyline in the forthcoming season. Din and Grogu were onboard the Mandalorian’s new N-1 Starfighter at the conclusion of The Book of Boba Fett, with no clear destination in mind. The Djarin couple may be making their way to Nevarro in order to conceal themselves until Din chooses to follow his quest for atonement on Mandalore—accepting Bo-Katan Kryze’s (Katee Sackhoff) season 2 offer to assist her in retaking the planet. Greef may also agree to look after Grogu if the voyage to Mandalore is deemed too perilous for the child. Whatever happens in Weathers’ season 3 episode, fans can be confident that something interesting is in the works with the Mandalorian’s returning director.