The trailer for The Mandalorian season two is finally here and it’s about rattling time. It’s an epic trailer that provides us a incredible tease of what’s to return, whereas additionally revealing virtually nothing about what is definitely taking place in a galaxy far, far, away.
So, to fill in a number of the blanks the trailer conveniently, purposefully, leaves out, we wished to recap all of the information we’ve heard up till now. Right here’s everything we’ve realized, or suppose we’ve realized, about The Mandalorian season two for the reason that finish of season one.
There isn’t “so much” when it comes to official information—Lucasfilm tries to maintain issues near the vest—however there’s some. We all know that present returns to Disney+ on October 30. It’ll as soon as once more be eight episodes (that means we’re more likely to get the total season earlier than the yr is out), although not every episode will be the identical size. There shall be extra new characters (extra on that beneath), extra planets, extra of a galactic really feel, and never all episodes will solely deal with the Mandalorian and the Youngster.
Issues will decide up just about proper after the primary season ended, with Mando (aka Din Djarin) and the Youngster (aka Child Yoda) setting off to determine their place on the planet. As anticipated, they’ll be pursued by Darksaber-wielder Moff Gideon, whose relationship with Mando is more likely to shift. (And he will be using that Darksaber so much.)
Episodes shall be directed by sequence co-creator Jon Favreau (for the primary time), Carl Weathers (Greef Karga himself), Robert Rodriguez, and Peyton Reed, along with returning administrators like Dave Filoni, Rick Famuyiwa, and Bryce Dallas Howard. (That’s solely seven. Somebody does double obligation.)
As for reveals within the trailer, as you can see in our breakdown, it solely bolsters the above data. New planets, an even bigger journey, and many others. Little or no within the methods of specifics. There’s some Gamorrean preventing (which Favreau teased last year) and a mysterious new character performed by WWE celebrity Sasha Banks. That, by far, was the largest reveal, although we aren’t certain who she’s enjoying.
If a number of that sounds obscure, effectively, welcome to the membership. It’s each so much and nothing. However there’s extra than simply the official.
A lot of the largest rumors concerning what could occur in season two of The Mandalorian should do with casting. The juiciest one is that Rosario Dawson is joining the show as former Jedi apprentice turned Insurgent badass Ahsoka Tano, which might be the primary time we’d see the Dave Filoni-George Lucas character in stay motion. If that’s true, she’d be a personality who knew the significance of the Youngster and will assist the Mandalorian in his quest. She’s additionally acquired a whole lot of her own story left to tell.
One other thrilling rumor has to do with a fellow bounty hunter in Mandalorian armor. We expect Temura Morrison, who performed the premise for the Clone Military Jango Fett, could be joining the show as none aside from former Sarlacc resident, Boba Fett. Since Boba Fett is actually a genetic clone of Jango, actually, Morrison is the one actor for the job. The query although is, “Wait, isn’t Boba freaking useless?” We’ll have to see.
However wait, there’s extra. Previous to The Mandalorian’s first season, when last fans saw the Darksaber, it was within the palms of Bo-Katan Kryze, voiced by Katee Sackhoff on The Clone Wars and Rebels. Nicely, since she now not has it, it appears possible she might want it again. Rumor is Sackhoff might reprise her voice position in live-action right here. This casting rumor, out of all of them, makes probably the most sense. The storyline has already been effectively seeded.
Oh, and it’s additionally potential Morrison will pull double obligation and play Captain Rex, bringing Dave Filoni’s Clone Struggle desires full circle. However, once more, that’s only a rumor.
These may be the large character names when it comes to rumors, however they’re solely the beginning. Actor Timothy Olyphant can also be, supposedly, joining the show, in a minor position from the novels as a character named Cobb Vanth. Vanth makes use of an outdated set of Mandalorian armor he discovered on Tatooine (hmm, wasn’t the Sarlacc Pit on Tatooine?) to drum up peace and justice in a close-by settlement. Solely, he’s not Mandalorian, he’s simply posing. If Olyphant is certainly enjoying that position, perhaps he’d cross paths with any variety of bounty searching Mandalorians—they usually in all probability wouldn’t be too pleased with him. Once more, only a rumor, however an intriguing and interesting one.
Lastly, the last big casting rumor: Michael Biehn, co-star of Aliens and Terminator, is seemingly becoming a member of in an unspecified position.
Mandalorian solid member Gina Carano lately mentioned that “A few of them are true, some should not true” regarding the casting rumors, so time will inform if she’s being trustworthy or not. Both means, all of those characters one way or the other vaguely match right into a story that vaguely suits into the statements we all know formally. We simply want the glue to place all of it collectively.
The final unofficial, however very possible, factor to find out about season two of The Mandalorian is it’s unlikely to be the top of the sequence. Whereas the covid-19 pandemic has definitely made bodily manufacturing of content material tougher, credible sources say season three is already in growth. Because of this whether or not all that is true or not, extra Mando might be on the way in which.
We’ll discover out extra about all of this if a second trailer is launched, and an entire bunch extra when The Mandalorian season two debuts October 30.
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