Will The Mandalorian Season 4 Introduce an Older Grogu?

Will The Mandalorian Season 4 introduce an older Grogu? Is this the way?

Grogu with Din Djarin
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No one could have predicted the direction The Mandalorian Season 3 would take, especially after that Season 2 finale with Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill).

While there was some forewarning with The Book of Boba Fett (2021), we didn't really expect Grogu to return to the flagship show so soon.

But the third season took some unexpected returns, side-lining Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) in his own show in favor of Bo-Katan Kryze (Katee Sackhoff).

However, the Season 3 finale did give us a pretty solid idea as to where The Mandalorian Season 4 is heading, and it looks like it will go back to basics.

Din Djarin
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In the final scene, Din Djarin meets New Republic officer Carson Teva (Paul Sun-Hyung Lee), and asks him for work in hunting down in Imperial remnants.

Before that, however, The Armorer (Emily Swallow) "christens" Grogu in the mines of the mines of Mandalore, and allows Din Djarin to officially adopt him.

She tells him that he will now need to take "Din Grogu" on journeys throughout the galaxy, just as his mentor did when he was a Foundling.

So, it's fair to say that The Mandalorian Season 4 will return to basics, following Din and Grogu on more stand-alone, episodic adventures.

Din Djarin
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So, this much we know, but what we don't know is whether the fourth season will introduce an older version of Grogu.

We know what you're thinking - how would this be possible, seeing as Grogu is still a child? Well, it's entirely possible the show will make a time-jump.

In fact, this would be pretty interesting, as it would allow for a change of scenery where the show's characters are concerned.

Not only that, but it's safe to say things are starting to feel a bit too "samey" and formulaic for the show, which fans are already starting to grow tired of.

Grogu with Luke
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While we wouldn't expect it to jump too far forward, because doing so would mean that it would have to abandon the "Mando-Verse" timeline, something would be better than nothing, right?

It's important to note that executive producer Dave Filoni is attached to directed a theatrical Mando-Verse crossover movie.

This would see Din Djarin, Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson), and Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison) - at the very least - teaming up on the big screen.

So we get it - Season 4 can't make too bold a move when it comes to timelines, but there are a few other ways we can meet an older Grogu.

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Star Wars is no stranger to flashbacks, but what about flashforwards? After all, it's not like the future beyond The Mandalorian isn't already set in stone.

The show is set 25 years before the Sequel Trilogy, and seeing as we don't know where Grogu is during those films, Season 4 could be a great place to answer some burning questions.

There's also a Sequel-era film in the works, which will see Daisy Ridley reprising her role as Jedi Rey. Will she end up training Grogu?

Either way, it would be good to finally understand what the future has in store for Grogu, but on the other hand, Filoni and creator Jon Favreau will likely be keeping these cards close to their chests for future use.

Din Djarin, Grogu, and Bo-Katan Kryze
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The other option would be some form of time travel, if, indeed, the upcoming Ahsoka (2023) does bring this into the fold somehow, as many are expecting.

For now, we'll just have to wait and see. But either way, it would be awesome to see an older Grogu. Because kids simply don't stay the same forever!

Check it out the official trailer for The Mandalorian Season 3 below:

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As per StarWars.com, here's the official synopsis for The Mandalorian:

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 far from the authority of the New Republic.

The Mandalorian Season 3 stars Pedro Pascal (Din Djarin/The Mandalorian), Giancarlo Esposito (Moff Gideon), Carl Weathers (Greef Karga), Katee Sackhoff (Bo-Katan Kryze), Emily Swallow (The Armorer), Omid Abtahi (Dr. Pershing), Amy Sedaris (Peli Motto), Paul Sun-Hyung Lee (Carson Teva), Simon Kassianides (Axe Woves), Mercedes Varnado (Koska Reeves), Tait Fletcher (Paz Vizsla), Ahmed Best (Kelleran Beq), Jack Black (Captain Bombardier), Lizzo (The Duchess of Plazir-15), Christopher Lloyd (Commissioner Helgait), Tim Meadows (Colonel Tuttle), and Grogu as himself.

Din Djarin with the other Mandalorians
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The Mandalorian Seasons 1, 2, and 3, The Book of Boba Fett, Obi-Wan Kenobi (2022), and Andor (2022) are now streaming on Disney+.

Star Wars Rebels (2014), Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008), Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi (2022), and Star Wars: The Bad Batch (2021), and all 12 Star Wars movies, are also streaming.

Upcoming live-action shows are Star Wars: Visions Volume 2 (2023), Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures (2023), Ahsoka (2023), Star Wars: Skeleton Crew (2023), The Acolyte (2024), Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi Season 2 (TBA), Star Wars: The Bad Batch Season 3 (TBA), and Andor Season 2 (TBA).

There are also a number of new Star Wars films in development; a Sequel-era film, a Mando-Verse crossover, and a stand-alone film from James Mangold.

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