The anticipation from fans for the new season of Disney+ and Lucasfilm‘s mammoth hit, THE MANDALORIAN, is starting to reach fever pitch with Season 2 of the STAR WARS tie-in due to hit the Disney+ streaming platform in just ten days, on Friday 30th October 2020.
We’ve had that first trailer, we’ve starting to see Behind The Scenes promo videos hit t’interwebs (featured above), and now we’re getting images from the new eight episodes, including profile shots of Cara Dune (played by Gina Carano), Greef Karga (played by Carl Weathers), Moff Gideon (played by Giancarlo Esposito) and the titular bounty hunter, played by Pedro Pascal.
We also get a tidy shot of the star of the show, The Child, in a scene detailed in the trailer where Mando squares up to a crowd of heavies in what looks like an SW-themed mixed-martial arts arena – safe to say, it doesn’t go well for the heavies. Mando can handle himself, that we know.
But there’s also a shot where we see the mysterious character played by Sasha Banks, rumoured (and implied by the trailer) to be a Jedi that Mando may have to align himself with in order to survive the trials of manoeuvring around the galaxy, fending off the chase of Moff Gideon and his Darksaber, with a cute baby frog creature in tow.
We’ve yet to get our first long-awaited appearance of Rosario Dawson as Ahsoka Tano in the characters live-action presentation in the franchise. We’re fully expecting the online discourse about how Ashley Eckstein – the actress who provided the voice of the character in STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS – would have been the chosen performer of the role because that’s what t’internet is all about in 2020. For ourselves, we’re fans of Dawson’s at The Convention Collective and can’t wait to see what she does with the role.
Star Wars: The Mandalorian, is an American space Western streaming television series created by Jon Favreau and released on Disney+. Set five years after the events of Return of the Jedi, it follows the title character, a Mandalorian bounty hunter named Din Djarin, and his exploits beyond the reaches of the New Republic – in the second season, Djarin and “The Child” continue on their quest from the end of the first season, as they are pursued by Moff Gideon.
Favreau also serves as head writer and showrunner, as well as executive producer alongside Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy, and Colin Wilson. Famuyiwa and Howard returned to direct in the season. New directors in the season include Peyton Reed, Robert Rodriguez, and Carl Weathers.