In a year where the release of top-quality popcorn entertainment has been few and far between, the release of The Mandalorian season two can’t come soon enough.
Even in a regular year with Marvel Cinematic Universe and Star Wars projects seemingly being released every other month, I’d still be all the way gassed up for season two of The Mandalorian, as the series represents the best piece of Star Wars content to be released during my lifetime (perhaps except for the excellent Rogue One).
What makes this upcoming set of Mandalorian episodes particularly exciting is that despite how excellent season one was, season two is shaping up to be even bigger and better, thanks to exciting cast additions like Rosario Dawson as Ahsako Tano and Timothy Olyphant as Cobb Vanth.
And luckily for fans like you and I, The Mandalorian won’t be slowing down anytime soon. Just a few weeks after series creator Jon Favreau namechecked Game of Thrones was discussing the series’ approach to storytelling, Giancarlo Espostio — who stars on Moff Gideon — revealed that the series is already mapped out through season four, which is when fans will “really start to get answers”.
“The next season of The Mandalorian [season 2] is going to be very interesting because you’re going to start to find out the power of The Child, what The Child really means,” he said. “You will also start to uncover the origins of the Darksaber that Moff Gideon has and how that plays into previous Star Wars history connected to The Clone Wars and other shows. And you’ll start to get a real dramatic sense of the territory. We’re living in a universe that’s huge, and there’s so much to explore. So I think this show is going to start to lay the groundwork for the depth and breadth that’s going to come in season 3 and season 4, where you’re really gonna start to get answers.” [via People]
Season two of The Mandalorian — which is set to feature much more of Esposito’s Moff Gideon — will premiere on Disney+ on Friday, October 30.
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