The flagship Disney Plus series will be the reason many signed up for a membership of the new streaming service, and it hasn’t disappointed so far. The Mandalorian proved a soothing salve for those disappointed by the conclusion of the Skywalker saga at the end of 2019, and we can’t wait for more. The wait for more from the ice-cool bounty hunter and impossibly cute Baby Yoda will be agonizing, but at least we know now that we have less than a year to wait. Filming on the show has already concluded, so now we’re waiting for that recognizable Star Wars magic to come from the special effects team.
THE MANDALORIAN SEASON 2 RELEASE DATE:
The official Mandalorian season 2 release date is October 2020, which Disney confirmed in its earnings report in February. Season 2 was already in the works when season 1 started releasing on Disney Plus – after the one episode was released the creator Jon Favreau confirmed the release date of season two.
THE MANDALORIAN SEASON 2 REPORTEDLY CAST: WILL ROSARIO DAWSON STAR AS AHSOKA TANO?
A report from Slashfilm suggests that Rosario Dawson will play The Clone Wars favorite Ahsoka Tano in The Mandalorian season 2. But in terms of confirmed cast news, Micheal Biehn is a huge addition for season 2 (via The Hollywood Reporter).
Known famously as Kyle Reese in The Terminator and Corporal Hicks in Aliens, this is Biehn’s first major role in more than a decade. We’ll have to wait for any concrete details on his character, however, but the rumor is he’ll be another bounty hunter.
THE MANDALORIAN SEASON 2 PLOT: THE SEARCH FOR BABY YODA’S HOMEWORLD AND DARKSABER ACTION
George Lucas had a rule that Jedi Master Yoda’s species and home planet weren’t to be disclosed, back when he was in charge of Star Wars. Now that Disney is in charge of Lucasfilm and Star Wars, though, it’s likely that this has changed, as everything suggests The Mandalorian season 2 will focus on the search for “the Child” – aka Baby Yoda’s – home.
During the season 1 finale, the Mandalorian Armorer on Navarro tells the Mandalorian (real name Din Djarin) that because Baby Yoda is a foundling (and therefore probably not, as previously speculated, a clone), “By creed, it is in your care.” She then adds, “You have no choice, you must reunite it with its own kind.”
“I know of such things,” the Armorer reveals. “The songs of eons past tell of battles between Mandalore the Great and an order of sorcerers called Jedi that fought with such powers.” Crucially, when Mando asks if Baby Yoda is an enemy, the Armorer states: “Its kind were enemies but this individual is not.”