THE MANDALORIAN & GROGU: Will Giancarlo Esposito Reprise His Role As The Villainous Moff Gideon?

THE MANDALORIAN & GROGU: Will Giancarlo Esposito Reprise His Role As The Villainous Moff Gideon? THE MANDALORIAN & GROGU: Will Giancarlo Esposito Reprise His Role As The Villainous Moff Gideon?

Giancarlo Esposito played Moff Gideon in three seasons of The Mandalorian, but could the actor reprise the role 2026's The Mandalorian & Grogu movie? Find out what he had to say about that after the jump!

By JoshWilding - Mar 22, 2024 05:03 AM EST
Filed Under: The Mandalorian
Source: SFFGazette.com

In The Mandalorian's season 3 finale, we learned that Moff Gideon's cloning experiments had seemingly revolved around creating duplicates of himself. Using the blood he took from Grogu, the Imperial managed to make Force-sensitive doubles he'd decked out in Beskar armour, giving him a near-unstoppable army. 

Din Djarin discovered what Gideon was up to and destroyed his clones, leaving the villain seething in an action-packed battle that saw the bounty hunter, Grogu, and Bo-Katan Kryze finally overpower the Moff.

Gideon then met his maker in a fiery explosion which seemingly brought his story to a close, though some believe that the man we saw defeated was, in fact, one of the baddie's doubles. In fact, the simple fact he didn't have facial hair has led to many fans being convinced the real Gideon didn't die! 

For the time being, The Mandalorian season 4 is no longer happening and, instead, The Mandalorian & Grogu will be released in theaters.

Very little has been revealed about the 2026 movie, but Gideon actor Giancarlo Esposito has today weighed in on the possibility of reprising his villainous role in the movie. Explaining that he "loves the Star Wars universe," the actor confirmed he "doesn’t have any plans [to return] because they haven’t called me."

Esposito finished by saying, "I love Moff Gideon...because 'You have something I want!'"

Last year, he admitted, "I know nothing about Season 4. [Jon Favreau] hasn’t tipped his hat to me. So many fans are like, “You were a clone, right?” It could be. I trust Jon knows what he’s doing. I would love to keep dying and coming back."

"That’d be my favorite thing of all," Esposito added. "There are a lot of ways to go and I’m open to whatever they have in play."

If nothing else, it feels like Gideon's experiments will be what eventually led to the creation of Supreme Leader Snoke. The show has hinted that might be the case on several occasions and, if it wasn't the case, it's going to be another missed trick for the Disney-owned Star Wars franchise. 

We'll see what happens with The Mandalorian & Grogu but the hope among fans is that a fourth season of The Mandalorian will eventually follow on Disney+.

Watch the full interview with Esposito in the X post below (via SFFGazette.com). 

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TheVisionary25
TheVisionary25 - 3/22/2024, 5:57 AM
I enjoyed Esposito’s performance & the character as he was(is?) but I do wish there was more to him then just “enigmatic imperial that wants to restore order to the galaxy and rebuilt the Empire in his image” but oh well.

I personally hope he stays dead though since he was the main antagonist for 3 seasons and now I would like to see other villains before Mando & the others ultimately face off against the Big Bad in Thrawn.

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mountainman
mountainman - 3/22/2024, 7:42 AM
He was lame in the season 3 finale. It’s probably best if we are done with the character.
dragon316
dragon316 - 3/22/2024, 8:51 AM
He does same with all his clones he can’t return stop play marvel game use same villain over and over again what’s dead is dead
bkmeijer1
bkmeijer1 - 3/22/2024, 12:32 PM
Wouldn't be surprised if he returns. He probably had a bunch of clones, and I can imagine he's salty about losing Mandalore.

Maybe the movie is another Siege of Mandalore, because that would be cool to see on the big screen. Kinda wish I had the chance to watch the Clone Wars arc on the big screen too.
NinnesMBC
NinnesMBC - 3/23/2024, 2:03 AM
You don't let go of an actor like him just like this. Bring hi m back and cook him a new good script.

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