‘Mandalorian’ Season 3 Could Introduce a Galactic Bad Boy from Star Wars Lore
When we first meet Din Djarin in The Mandalorian, he’s just a humble bounty hunter, assigned a particularly lovable target.
He worked in the bounty hunter guild, lived by its rules and the rules of his Mandalorian creed. But season 2 changed everything. Din now places his love for his adopted child Grogu above all else, although he is separated from the one familiarly known in this universe as Baby Yoda.
And now? Where can Djarin make a living in a life beyond the Guild? His new career path could be linked to future Star Wars projects in an ever-expanding universe.
Din Djarin now owns a black saber, and Nevarro’s cantina that was once a hot spot for bounty hunters is now a school:
He has outgrown the Guild, as has Greef Karga (memorably played by Carl Weathers).
So what should a bounty hunter do when their child is at Jedi Camp and their old business has just closed?
A Star Wars video game criminal organization may have the answer.
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The Zann Consortium is a crime syndicate that first appeared in the non-canon, 2006 video game Star Wars: Empires of War: Forces of Corruption.
The Zann Consortium was named after Tyber Zann, a crime lord, a scum agitator and a bad boy general with a vendetta against the Empire because he was kicked out of the Imperial Academy as a child. He was however an equal opportunity crime lord and also interfered with the rebellion.
The Zann Consortium gained much more influence after the fall of the Empire, taking advantage of the power vacuum and even finding Palpatine’s secret chests. It would be right back then The Mandalorian takes place, becoming a great opportunity for Din to earn enough credits to replace the now destroyed Razor Crest.
Plus, the Consortium could (sort of) bring back a beloved character – an IG-88 droid has been touted as an important member of the Syndicate. Even if it wouldn’t be the even droid, it would be nice to see a friendly (mechanical) face.
Yes, Din Djarin is currently the bearer of the Black Saber, but he’s not really looking forward to having it as much as Bo-Katan Kryze. Mando is a creature of habit, and when given a mission, he follows her. But the worst of The Mandalorian in the past was the existence of the Guild as a reliable infrastructure for Din. He allowed the character to remain in a comfortable existence.
He loves order, which is why the Guild worked for him, but it wasn’t good TV: As much as a space western about Mando that catches bad aliens every week appeals to some, it would quickly become outdated.
What would really make a difference? A crime syndicate led by a notorious agent of chaos, someone who could act as a foil for Mando.
The Zann Consortium is the perfect antidote for the fallow period that may follow the era of the Bounty Hunter Guild. Mando’s job there would also offer a wide-eyed look at the underworld of the post-Empire galaxy (something we’ll definitely see more of in the upcoming Star Wars Disney + series.)
And who knows, maybe we’ll get a glimpse of Palpatine’s chests and reveal even more Sith lore.
The Mandalorian is now streaming on Disney +.