The Mandalorian Season 4: Will The Armorer Return? Actress Responds
Posted By: Shweta Khandal
Posted On: November 24, 2023
In the third season of The Mandalorian, we saw a lot of Emily Swallow as The Armorer. But, will she be back in the fourth season of the Disney+ show?
After The Armorer banished Pedro Pascal’s Din Djarin from his Mandalorian group in The Book of Boba Fett, he went on a journey to cleanse himself in the waters of Mandalore so he could return and be welcomed back.
But things didn’t go as planned, and he needed help. The Armorer and his Mandalorian friends, along with Bo-Katan Kryze and her Mandalorian group with different beliefs, came to his aid.
In the end, the Mandalorians decided to join forces to defeat the Empire. Now that they are all back on Mandalore, and The Armorer has her own forge, fans are curious about what will happen to her in Season 4.
Emily Swallow on The Armorer’s Future
In a special interview with The Direct, actress Emily Swallow, who portrays The Armorer in Disney+’s The Mandalorian, was questioned about the possibility of her character coming back.
When asked directly about The Armorer’s role in the upcoming Season 4, Swallow honestly admitted that she doesn’t have the inside scoop, but she really hopes the character will make a return.
Reflecting on The Armorer’s storyline in Season 3, Swallow highlighted the enjoyable aspect of her character and Katee Sackhoff’s Bo-Katan “defying expectations by working together:”
“I honestly don’t know. I really hope so, but I have no specifics about what direction this next season is going off into. I love the Armorer so much, and I love especially this last season that she and [Bo-Katan] sort of defied expectations in working together and I love that. I love that both of them were willing to sort of look outside these very strongly held beliefs that they’ve had to see what was gonna benefit the Mandalorian people as a whole, and to take a chance, to take a big risk, because for either of them, they could have lost the respect of their factions by aligning with the other.”
The star also expressed her interest in seeing “how this new combined Mandalorian society plays out:”
“And I would love to see more of how this new combined Mandalorian society plays out. Of course, I always want to know, like, ‘Well what else is the Armorer up to? What does she do when she’s not having to now drag her forge to different planets all the time, now that she sort of has a home base?'”
While once again mentioning that she has “no certain verification” on whether or not The Armorer will return in Season 4, Swallow did tease that she feels as though Din Djarin “has to check in with her from time to time:”
“And I feel like it’s been established now that the Armorer is always integral to whatever Din Djarin is doing. I feel like he has to check in with her from time to time, so I feel like we should see her, but I have no certain verification that we will.”
Swallow was also asked about where she thinks The Armorer should go from Season 3 and how she thinks the character’s story should ultimately be wrapped up, to which she stated that she “never thought about what would tie up her story neatly.”
However, the actress did reveal that she is “curious” about The Armorer’s “history” and the “connection she had to Din Djarin” prior to when the show takes place:
“I mean, I’ve never thought about what would tie up her story neatly, I think of her just continuing. I would love to know more of her history because I’m curious to know what connection she had to Din Djarin before everything that we’ve seen. Who did she know who maybe trained him? I am curious about that.”
Swallow also mentioned that she feels as though there is room to explore the “deep connection between” The Armorer and Grogu and even talked about some of the experiences she has had with people telling her how they’ve “viscerally responded” to “when Grogu comes to the forge” and is shown the flashback of his early life:
“I’m curious to see what continues to happen with her and Grogu. I think, because, going back to when she first met him, she had reason, practically speaking, to want to kind of get rid of him because traditionally the Jedi have been threats to the Mandalorians and she chose not to do that. She chose the directive to protect the foundlings above that, so I feel like there’s such a deep connection between the two of them. And so many people have told me that they really just viscerally responded to that scene when Grogu comes to the forge and sort of has that flashback about his own past, so I’m very curious to see how she plays into that.”
The Armorer actress also teased that the idea of giving The Armorer “her own apprentice” would be interesting and that the show could also get into “her more personal relationships:”
“I would love to see her get her own apprentice. I feel like she needs some help making all this armor. I would love to see who she takes on. I don’t know what any of her more personal relationships look like, but I think it’d be interesting to get into that. There were a lot of people who speculated that maybe Ragnar was like the Armorer’s son. I don’t really think so, but I do wonder what her history with Paz Vizsla was, and I feel like somebody needs to avenge his death, I don’t know.”
However, at the end of the day, Swallow stated that “there’s a gazillion things” the show could do with The Armorer that would “be so enjoyable,” and that she hopes for the time being that the character can “go on and on and on:”
“There’s a gazillion things that I think could be so enjoyable. I don’t know what her endgame is. I don’t know what would tie it all up neatly with a bow and maybe that’s just because I don’t want it to all be tied up, I want her to go on and on and on.”
Will The Armorer Be in Season 4 of The Mandalorian?
Considering how Season 3 of The Mandalorian wrapped up, it seems likely that Emily Swallow’s The Armorer will be in Season 4 of the Disney+ show.
The end of Season 3 hinted that Din Djarin and Grogu might be going on their own adventure away from the other Mandalorians for a while. Still, according to Swallow, they’ll likely check in with The Armorer.
The Mandalorian has to keep building toward Dave Filoni’s upcoming feature film, which will be the climax for all the MandoVerse shows.
Assuming The Armorer and the other Mandalorians are part of that project, fans can expect to see more of her in the future of Star Wars.
The first three seasons of The Mandalorian are available for streaming on Disney+.