Disney+ has managed to weave a new world for ‘Star Wars‘ fans by giving us a show like ‘The Mandalorian‘, which plays out like a Western set in space. From the impassive bounty hunter who secretly cares to the adorable but mysterious Baby Yoda, the series has given fans plenty of things to love. What fans loved, even more, is the fact that ‘The Mandalorian’ is firmly based in the ‘Star Wars’ universe and gives fans the occasional nostalgic reference. However, it has remained its own show, telling a different tale.
For fans of the series, ‘The Mandalorian’ has already officially been greenlit for a second season. Naturally, Disney+ is keeping most of the major details under wraps, until they officially reveal them. However, here is everything we know about the ‘The Mandalorian’ season 2.
The Mandalorian Season 2 Release Date: When will it premiere?
‘The Mandalorian’ Season 1 premiered on November 12, 2019, and ended its 8-episode run on December 27, 2019. The good news for the fans is that Jon Favreau, the show’s creator, revealed on Twittter that ‘The Mandalorian’ season 2 will release in the fall of 2020.
— Jon Favreau (@Jon_Favreau) December 27, 2019
The Mandalorian Season 2 Cast: Who’s in it?
One thing is certain, Pedro Pascal will definitely be back as the titular Mandalorian, or Mando, as we have grown fond of calling him. The Child or Baby Yoda will surely be making a comeback in the upcoming season as well. It is the developing bond between the hunter and the hunted that drives much of the first season forward, and we expect them to help further the story in the new season as well.
Unfortunately, Nick Nolte’s Kuiil and Werner Herzog’s Client are characters who will not be making a return in the second season. From what we have seen, both of them have met their ends when the two sides clash over Baby Yoda. Kuiil is given a befitting burial in the season finale as Mando and Baby Yoda go on their adventure.
We know that Carl Weathers is coming back to direct an episode in Season 2. His name might be familiar to you because he plays Greef Karga in the first season. It remains to be seen if Weathers’ bounty hunter character is back. The episode finale sees Greef play an important role in protecting Baby Yoda, and it is more than likely that he will ensure that Mando has a clean slate with the guild. We also get to know that Greef is a disgraced magistrate from the previous regime, and tries to enlist Cara’s help as an enforcer in the finale. All this leads us to believe that Weathers has a great chance of returning, as does Gina Carano’s Cara.
Moff Gideon, that is Giancarlo Esposito’s character, is all poised to return as well. Although the season finale sees him taking a beating, he possesses the Darksaber, which is nearly legendary in the ‘Star Wars’ universe, as it was given to the first Mandalorian in the Jedi order. However, what Gideon’s intentions are, remain unclear. All we know is that he is a formidable opponent, who will surely raise the stakes in the approaching season.
Another vital piece of information is that Jon Favreau plans on directing an episode himself, for the upcoming season. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Favreau said, “We’re working on season 2, writing, prepping with the directors and getting ready to direct myself, actually. I didn’t get a chance the last time around because I was doing ‘Lion King‘. So I’ll step in for one of them.”
What is The Mandalorian about?
‘The Mandalorian’ Season 1 has been all about Baby Yoda. Despite this, it has revealed surprisingly little about the Force wielding green baby. From the start, when the Mandalorian finds it, the baby has been by his side, on various missions posing danger to both. Mando, obviously, breaks his oath as a bounty hunter and does not turn in the baby to the Client (belonging to the Empire). This unleashes a chain of events that result in Mando outwitting and battling various dangers until he meets one he cannot handle when he faces Moff Gideon. The season finale is explosive as Mando takes on Gideon and his Stormtroopers, with a little help from Kuiil, Greef, Cara, and IG-11.
The good guys suffer losses, but Gideon is contained, for the moment. It is immediately evident from the season finale that the strands for Season 2 have been set. Among the storylines that will be explored is the Mandalorian’s own past. We finally know that he is named Din Djarin and was a foundling before Mandalorians took him in. The entire warrior tribe is not a race, but a creed. We will likely learn more about Mando’s way of life in Season 2.
However, what is even more remarkable is that Mando has been tasked with handing Baby Yoda over to Jedis. Despite ‘Star Wars’ fans knowing all about Jedis, they do not seem to be too popular in Mando’s own universe. Mando has not heard of them and considering the timeline when the show takes place, Jedis are rather rare. Thus Season 2 is poised to be more exploratory. In the meanwhile, Mando is to act as Baby Yoda’s father, as proven by the mark of two given to him by the armorer. Moreover, baby Yoda gets a Mandalorian necklace from the warrior, so we could see the Force using child growing up as a foundling. If Mando chooses to wash his hands of the duty, he has to return Baby Yoda to its home planet. This raises its own interesting questions since Yoda’s home planet is never shown in ‘Star Wars’, so the series will be venturing into exciting new territory.
Before we get too caught up, the danger must be close by, as Moff Gideon is shown to have survived. He is also in possession of the Darksaber, a weapon that is revered in the universe. Therefore, Mando and Gideon are bound to clash in Season 2, as the importance of the weapon becomes another talking point. As is evident, ‘The Mandalorian’ is informed by the existing ‘Star Wars’ universe but is not afraid to tell its own story. It has set up the characters and adventures wonderfully in the first season, which the show will explore thoroughly in Season 2.
The Mandalorian Trailer:
‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2 does not have a trailer yet, which Disney is likely to reveal either at the San Diego Comic-Con or at D23. That means we might have to wait until July, or August 2020 till we get a trailer. In the meanwhile, you can check out the trailer for Season 1 of the show.
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