The Mandalorian was the show that kicked-off Disney+ last year. It was a worldwide hit even though most countries didn’t have access to the streaming service until much later. The Star Wars series was their first foray into live-action long-term storytelling. It paid off, as the world was in love with Baby Yoda. The show even earned 15 Emmy nominations. So, the only question on everyone’s mind was when we could expect the second season. Everything was being delayed, so some worried this show would also be affected. Almost a week ago, our worries were undone as the second season was announced to release at the end of October 30th. Now, Entertainment Weekly also offered some first pictures teasing what we can expect from the upcoming season.
As you can see, the main cast is all back. Gina Carano, Carl Weathers, and Giancarlo Esposito are all returning to reprise their roles to join Pedro Pascal‘s Mandalorian. We still don#t know how exactly the story will unfold but it is safe to assume that Esposito‘s Moff Gideon is on the hunt for the Child. So far, no new cast members have been confirmed and it seems they are keeping this close to the chest. We might finally get some kind of reveal when the first trailer is released. With these official shots from the film, it is likely we might get our first trailer in the coming weeks.
Jon Favreau also confirmed in an interview that this season will open up the world around Mando. It will be less isolated but they still want each episode to bring something different to the table. He also points out that this season might not just focus on the titular character but branch out similar to Game of Thrones. Moff Gideon would certainly be an intriguing character to explore, as we find out how he got his hands on the infamous Dark Saber. The actor did confirm he will get to use it throughout the season. Favreau also confirmed that they worked remotely and adapted tot the current environment to ensure everyone’s safety. Long-time Star Wars writer and director Dave Filoni had the perfect quote for their approach to this season.
You want The Empire Strikes Back to be better than A New Hope.