There are a lot of things to love about The Mandalorian, but you have to praise composer Ludwig Göransson for the iconic theme of the show. Despite having worked on two seasons of the series, it seems that Göransson won’t be back for a third.
This was reported by Film Music Reporter, who says that The Book of Boba Fett composer Joseph Shirley will be taking over for Göransson for Mando 3. Despite Shirley being the show’s new composer, Göransson will still be credited for writing the original score, kind of the same way he also got credit for TBOBF.
You have to hand it to Göransson who has come a long way from scoring episodes of Community. After his stellar work on The Mandalorian he’s gone on to score the hugely successful Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Now he’s currently working on Oppenheimer for Christopher Nolan; no wonder he has not time to return for Mando.
Either way, it looks like we’ll be in good hands with Shirley. He already has experience working with themes from Göransson, and he’s even taking over for him for the third Creed movie. Who knows, maybe he’ll surprise us with something, especially with the third season introducing a whole new legion of Mandalorians who will be looking to the wielder of the Darksaber to lead them and reclaim their home planet.
I’ll admit, I’m kind of bummed we have to go back to ‘action-figure-hour’ after the very cerebral Andor from Tony Gilroy, but maybe Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni are ready to evolve Mando’s story after two seasons.
Catch The Mandalorian 3 when it premieres on Disney+ on March 1.