The way, this is. The Mandalorian is BACK and with it comes the last thing that everyone on Earth seems to agree on, Baby Yoda.
With season two set to premiere on October 30, fans have been eagerly awaiting the first trailer for season two, which is set to be bigger and better than the Emmy-nominated first season.
Now, while the trailer — which will probably be the only trailer we get, if I had to guess — only clocked in at under two minutes, there’s still plenty to breakdown, so let’s just dive right in.
The Mandalorian Season 2 Trailer Breakdown
Okay, so, things are not shaping up great for the squad, as the opening scene of the trailer shows a beaten down Razor Crest limping towards a very lush, almost-Earth-looking planet.
What follows, though, is what I think is the coolest shot from the trailer, as we hear the Armorer from Season One (she was the leader of the underground Mandalorians), saying: “Show me the one whose safety deemed such destruction. You must reunite it with its own kind.”
We then cut to Tatooine as a Tuskan Raider watches Mando’s Razor Crest make its landing. In the voiceover, Mando can be asking the Armorer “where” he should look for Baby Yoda’s people, clearly indicating that something Jedi-related is going to happen on the famed desert planet home of Anakin and Luke Skywalker.
Seemingly echoing the same galaxy-hopping vibe of season one, the following shot sees the Razor Crest landing on a frozen, snow-covered planet, thus providing the opportunity for this glorious glimpse of Baby Yoda taking in the newly-discovered landscape.
The Armorer continues to guide the Mandalorian, explaining to him — in truly epic fashion — that “songs of eons past tell of battles of Mandalore the Great and an order of sorcerers called Jedi.” Fuego. Just an absolutely brilliant way to set the tone for what’s to come (and what’s already happened) between Mandalorians and Jedi.
Mando, in what appears to be the line from the season one finale, questions the Armorer, asking if she seriously expects him to search the galaxy and deliver the Child to a race of enemy sorcerers, prompting the Armorer to reply with our first “This is the way” of season two!
In this moment, we get our first look at WWE star Sasha Banks, who fans believe is playing Sabine Wren, a Mandalorian warrior that first appeared in the animated series Star Wars: Rebels.
We’re now in highlight-reel montage mode, as the beat picks up and the cuts become quicker, beginning with Mando and Baby Yoda traveling by sea, which is a rarity in the Star Wars universe. As to where this is, your guess is as good as mine, but what’s significant is the fact that Mando simply can’t just fly there, whether it be due to planetary conditions or the state of his Razor Crest, which we previously established was in bad shape.
Perhaps the most eye-catching moment of the trailer follows, as Mando’s Razor Crest is seen in-between Rebel Alliance X-Wings! At first glance, the trio almost appears to be in something of an attacking formation together, but the following shot actually shows these X-Wings in pursuit of the Razor Crest. Now, my friends, we are cooking with gas.
Mando and Baby Yoda won’t be the only returning characters from season one, as we get our first look at Gina Carano’s Cara Dune and Carl Weathers’ Greef Karga. With most of the galaxy looking for him and the child, Mando is going to need all the allies he can get.
Don’t forget about the Empire, as Giancarlo Esposito’s Dark Saber-wielding Moff Gideon (who actually doesn’t appear in this trailer) is certainly still hot on Mandalorian’s tail following the pair’s season one finale escape from Nevarro.
Jetpack! Mando has a jetpack this season! Hell yes.
We’re in the endgame now, as Mando and Baby Yoda arrive at a wrestling match on what appears to be Mos Eisley (which was featured in season one, it was the place that had all those Storm Trooper heads on spikes).
The wrestling match is between two Gamorreans, but Mando gets into a conversation with an Abyssin (that seems to be voiced by series creator Jon Favreau), who tells Dij Djarin that this [the wrestling match] is no place for a child.
“Wherever I go, he goes,” Mando replies. Whoever this shady character is, he tries to pull a fast one on Mando, having his armed goons pull their weapons. As Baby Yoda knows, this was a huge mistake, as he closes the roof of his space stroller as Mando arms his whistling birds, which are those automatic-kill-arrows he received at the end of season one.
Mando — predictably and swiftly — ices these goons before dropping his first “this is the way” of the trailer.
Now, while all of this is well and good, what’s more notable than what did appear is what didn’t appear, namely the big season two cast additions.
Giancarlo Esposito’s Moff Gideon, who debuted in the season one finale, is certainly set to be a major factor in this upcoming set of episodes, especially considering A) the reveal of the legendary (in Star Wars lore) Dark Saber and B) the fact that, like any good villain, Moff Gideon is likely furious that Mando out-witted him and escaped from Nevarro with Baby Yoda.
Season two is also set to see Temuera Morrison return to play iconic bounty hunter Boba Fett, Rosario Dawson debut as The Clone Wars fan-favorite Jedi Ahsoka Tano, and Timothy Olyphant appear as Cobb Vanth.
Ultimately, though, this is a positive sign, as it means Disney is, once again, holding their cards close to their chest when it comes to the plot of The Mandalorian. If you go back and watch the trailer for season one, it’s almost nothing like the series we ultimately got once Baby Yoda was introduced. Hopefully, that’ll be the case once again.
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