The Mandalorian has to have been by far one of the best tv series to come out last year and it actually took me by surprise. I personally never been a star wars fan but The Mandalorian and “baby Yoda” done stole my heart. Screening from Disney plus this show makes us optimistic about the upcoming tv series from Disney plus. It became quite obvious for me that no wonder it had to be good since most of the directors and producers from the Marvel Cinematic Universe were involved in this project, like Taika Waititi from Thor Ragnarok and Iron Man’s Jon Favreau. Here is what we know so far about the upcoming second installment of The Mandalorian.
Pedro Pascal will return as the title character, whose given name we learned in the season one finale is Din Djarin . While little other news is out there regarding the cast of season two, it stands to reason that Carl Weathers and Gina Carano will also reprise their roles as Greef Carga and Cara Dune respectively. At the end of season one, Moff Gideon was set up as the main antagonist moving forward, so fans can also expect Giancarlo Esposito to return.
Other actors in the season one ensemble whose stories remain unfinished include Ming-Na Wen as sharpshooter Fennec Shand, whose unconscious body was shown being taken by an unseen figure, Natalia Tena as the vengeful Xi’an who is currently incarcerated and no doubt plotting revenge, and Emily Swallow as the exposition-spouting Armorer, who was last shown handing out whoopings to a roomful of Stormtroopers.
Deadline also reports that at least one character from the Star Wars movies will make an appearance in season two of The Mandalorian.
The Release Date
While no exact date has been confirmed yet, showrunner Jon Favreau announced on Twitter that the second season of the Mandalorian will be coming to Disney+ later this year in the fall, to be exact. In the same post, Favreau gave fans a sneak peek at one of the aliens who will be making an appearance in season two, and it looks like a Gamorrean. (The last time one of this species showed up in Star Wars, they were guarding Jabba’s palace in Return of the Jedi.)
— Jon Favreau (@Jon_Favreau) December 27, 2019
Season 2 of #TheMandalorian coming Fall 2020 pic.twitter.com/8VQYLDMQ0V Jon Favreau (@Jon_Favreau)
Much like that adorable reveal at the end of the series premiere, the plot of season two of The Mandalorian is shrouded in secrecy. That said, the season one finale did tease a number of upcoming storylines. For instance, Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito) emerged from the wreckage of his TIE fighter wielding a Darksaber, a weapon with great significance in the wider Star Wars mythology. The original Darksaber was forged by a Mandalorian and may hold the key to helping audiences who haven’t watched the animated spinoff shows understand the esoteric connections between the Mandalorians and the Jedi, who were finally mentioned by name in the season one finale.
Fans are also likely to learn more about the powers and origins of Baby Yoda in season two. The last we saw of Mando, he was taking his newly adopted charge on a quest to reunite him with his people. This means that we might finally end up learning the name of Yoda’s species, a piece of Star Wars lore that George Lucas has never deigned to reveal. It’s possible that the cutest green puppet of all time (sorry, Kermit) may even be given a name other than “The Child” but good luck getting the internet to refer to him as anything other than Baby Yoda.