The Mandalorian season 3 gave Katee Sackhoff’s Bo-Katan Kryze the chance to shine, and as the weeks went by, fans soon started theorising that she might be the titular “Mandalorian.”
The idea has since been dismissed, but the show still ended with Bo-Katan being named the rightful leader of Mandalore (how the mythical Mythosaur factors into her story remains to be seen). Then, there are the theories pointing to Din Djarin and Bo-Katan eventually finding romance with each other.
In a recent interview (via SFFGazette.com), Sackhoff responded to that idea and was quick to shrug off claims it was ever even considered by Lucasfilm.
“No, I think that there’s probably just as much speculation in the shipping of The Armor and Bo-Katan,” the actress says. “I think that anytime you put a woman and a man on screen together, it’s bound to happen. I think that that’s just one of those things, that speculation that people enjoy.”
“But no, nothing more than just joking around between myself and Brendan Wayne at work, so no.”
Talk then turned to whether anything significant ended up on the cutting room floor during the making of The Mandalorian season 3, and while we now know it didn’t include a romance, Sackhoff seems confident we didn’t miss out on anything important.
“There were no scenes that I remember being cut, and if they were cut, there probably is a good reason for it,” she admits. “I know that sometimes some scenes get shortened, and you know, and that’s probably [because of] runtime.”
“I think at the end of the day, Jon [Favreau] and Dave [Filoni] and the creators of the show have a very specific story in mind and feel of the show,” Sackhoff continues. “So, they add and delete as they see fit to bring the show to life as it’s being edited together.”
Season 3 of The Mandalorian ended with something of a soft reboot; now Moff Gideon has finally been dealt with – unless that was a clone – and Grogu are freed to go on the sort of standalone adventures which defined the show’s best episodes early on.
Sackhoff recently hinted that she’ll reprise the role in season 4, though we’d bet on it being for fewer appearances, begging the question of whether there are spin-off plans in the works. If nothing else, we anticipate her and the rest of those Mandalorians in Filoni’s planned Star Wars movie.
The Mandalorian season 4 doesn’t have a confirmed premiere date, though we’re expecting the show to return in late 2024/early 2025.