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‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2 News, Details, Cast, Air Date
After eight episodes defined mostly by the cuteness of Baby Yoda, The Mandalorian nailed its Season One finale. Directed by Taika Waititi (can’t really go wrong with him at the helm), the last 45-some minutes we had with Clan Mando-Baby Yoda was a microcosm of everything great that Star Wars can be. Small-scale, but high-stakes action, genuine twists, and the promise of a new journey. And Baby Yoda. Everything about Baby Yoda is everything that’s good about Star Wars.
Back to the journey part. Instead of pulling a lame, Marvel-y post-credits tease to an entirely different show, The Mandalorian finale lays out a clear, thrilling future for the series. Here’s everything we know about The Mandalorian Season Two so far.
When is The Mandalorian coming back for Season Two?
This one’s easy. You really think Disney was going to wait too long before dropping more episodes of its flagship show? (Aside from High School Musical: The Musical, of course.) On Friday, Jon Favreau, the executive producer of The Mandalorian, announced via Twitter and Instagram that Season Two will debut Fall 2020.
We’ll get to that World of Warcraft-looking alien in a bit here.
What is The Mandalorian Season Two going to be about?
In the least Disney-era Star Wars fashion possible, The Mandalorian staved off the urge to cameo or tease, instead giving us a straight-up plot description of Season Two during the finale.
About three-fourths of the way through Episode 8, Mando and his crew run into the Armorer—who we learn is working to save the remains of the Mandalorian clan, which was just recently wiped out by Stormtroopers. When she catches up with Mando, the Armorer engraves a symbol on the bounty hunter’s armor—one that symbolizes his next mission, showing that Mando and Baby Yoda are a two-person clan now. The Armorer says, “Until it is of age or reunited with its own kind, you are as its father. This is the way.”
The Armorer tasks Mando with what’ll likely be a galaxy-spanning quest: Return Baby Yoda to the Yoda people, even if the Jedi are “sorcerers” and enemies of the Mandaorians, as she tells him.
There’s your A plot for Season Two. B plot? You don’t cast Giancarlo Esposito as a big bad and give him two episodes of action. In the closing moments of the finale, Moff Gideon, (the Imperial officer hellbent on taking Baby Yoda away from Space Dad) crashes his fighter into the desert—and cuts his way out with a freaking Darksaber.
Considering the Darksaber was first created by a Mandalorian, you can expect The Mandalorian’s next batch of episodes to unpack the motivations and background of Gideon—who, considering the sweet weapon, is a force-sensitive Mandalorian.
Will Season Two return to any established Star Wars locations, or reintroduce any original trilogy characters?
Now’s a good time to revisit that bruiser of a Star Wars creature Favreau showed in his Season Two announcement posts. I know there’s been a lot of Star Wars in the world recently, but think back to Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. The alien in Favreau’s photos is a Gamorrean—AKA the same species as the guards in Jabba the Hutt’s palace.
Considering the big ol’ slug was killed in Return of the Jedi, there are only a couple ways The Mandalorian could revisit Jabba’s corner of the galaxy for Season Two. Most likely, considering The Mandalorian takes place five years after Return of the Jedi, Favreau could be looking to explore what happened to Jabba’s criminal empire after his death. Considering Mando’s already deep in the same shady underworld, it’s not hard to imagine him running into the Michael Corleone of the Hutt family.
And if that’s not enough of a tease, Deadline reported last week that “Insiders have hinted that several established characters from the Skywalker saga’s feature films mythology will make appearances” in Season Two.
Does that mean we’ll finally see the return (or to be more accurate, resurrection) of Star Wars’ OG Mandalorian, Boba Fett? We’ll see when Raising Baby Yoda, um, The Mandalorian returns in the fall.