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Giancarlo Esposito, who starred as villain Moff Gideon in the first three seasons of “The Mandalorian,” teased that his character could return for “The Mandalorian & Grogu” movie.

Giancarlo Esposito Wants to Return as Moff Gideon

At the premiere of Ti West’s “Maxxxine,” Esposito was asked if Moff Gideon would appear in the movie. Esposito was open to the possibility, saying, “Anything is possible. You know, I don’t know anything about that at the present, but I put out there that if they need me I’ll be there. I love what Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, and [what] Disney does with Mandalorian – and who knows? There may be a moment where I can swoop down and take over once again.” (via

In “The Mandalorian” season 3 finale, Moff Gideon seemed to perish when a ship crashed into his Imperial base and he was consumed in the explosion. Many theorize Gideon could have lived thanks to his beskar armor. There’s also the possibility that a clone of Gideon survived. Din Djarin destroyed dozens of Gideon’s clones in the same episode but more clones could have been stored elsewhere.

“The Mandalorian & Grogu” is a film follow-up to “The Mandalorian” directed by Jon Favreau. It’s scheduled for release on May 22, 2026, with filming underway this year.

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