The Mandalorian Season 2: We’re just a few hours away from getting our first look at the season two premiere of The Mandalorian, so let’s take a final gander at everything we know about the upcoming episodes.
Let’s face it, with most blockbuster films being pushed back to 2021, The Mandalorian season two is probably the last big piece of entertainment to look forward to in 2020. And given that Disney Plus has still yet to drop any of its promised big hitters like WandaVision or Falcon and the Winter Soldier, there’s a lot riding on the Mando’s latest adventure being another smash hit.
What’s amazing though is that ahead of season two’s release, there’s already talk about The Mandalorian season three, and even a potential Mandalorian movie beyond that. To know exactly what’s been said about these projects and more, just keep reading on.
The Mandalorian Season 2 Trailer – New season one recap live ahead of premiere
Due to the delayed launch of Disney Plus in the UK, it’s only been several months since we all sat down to watch the first season of The Mandalorian, but that doesn’t mean a quick recap isn’t necessary.
Luckily, the folks at Disney are already one step ahead, releasing a succinct recap of the first season that features some of the show’s most iconic moments. It’s strange to think that The Mandalorian has already made such an impact over the course of just eight episodes, but it’s a testament to how well made the show actually is.
Disney recently dropped the final trailer for The Mandalorian season two, giving us a better look at what we can expect from the next eight episodes. At the start of the new trailer, it appears as though the Mandalorian himself is having a bit of trouble with several X-Wing pilots as they manage to down his ship on an icy planet.
While nothing’s been confirmed yet, there’s a good chance that this icy terrain could be Hoth, with members of the rebel alliance having returned there following the events of the original Star Wars trilogy.
The trailer also alludes to Greef Karga and Cara Dune playing a larger role in the narrative of season two, assisting the Mandalorian as he begins his quest to return The Child (Baby Yoda to everyone else) home to its people.
Of course, it’d be remiss not to mention that the ending of the new trailer gives fans exactly what they’ve been waiting for – the Mando finally takes flight and puts his jetpack to proper use. While the Mandalorian did use his iconic jetpack briefly in the season one finale, he hasn’t put it through quite the same paces that the likes of Boba and Jango Fett have. Here’s hoping that the added verticality provided by the jetpack plays a larger role in the Mando’s season two takedowns.
If you’ve yet to watch it, we definitely recommend going back and combing through season two’s first trailer for every morsel of information. After all, it’s the first Mandalorian season two trailer that outlines exactly what the Mando’s quest will be going forward, and how that might play out in this post Return of the Jedi-world.
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The Mandalorian Season 2 – First Look Images
Before the first trailer dropped, fans were given a few choice images of The Mandalorian season two. Within these shots we can see the return of some classic season one characters such as Cara Dune and Greef Karga.
Big bad Moff Gideon will also reappear in the new season, and probably out with a vengeance after the state he was left it in during the season one finale.
The Mandalorian Season 2 Release Date – When is season two coming out?
Get ready folks as there are just a few short hours left until the first episode of The Mandalorian season 2 drops. The Mandalorian Season 2 will begin airing tomorrow, October 30 on Disney Plus.
If it’s anything like how season one aired, then expect the eight episodes of season two to be staggered on a weekly basis. Sorry Netflix fans, Disney Plus likes to do things a little differently and it’s hard to blame them. Part of what kept the initial buzz surrounding The Mandalorian going was the continual conversation extracted from weekly viewings, gaining far more attention than what’s typically afforded to Netflix’s fully released shows.
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Where can I watch The Mandalorian Season 2?
In case you haven’t heard, The Mandalorian is strictly a Disney Plus exclusive, so don’t expect to see it shown anywhere else other than Disney’s dedicated streaming service. This also goes for terrestrial television. Given that The Mandalorian is the key draw of Disney Plus, it only makes sense that Disney keeps a tight grip over how the show is made available.
At just £5.99 a month however (or £59.99 per annum), Disney Plus happens to be one of the most affordable streaming services out there, so you can always dive in just to watch The Mandalorian and cancel your subscription before you pay too much.
The Mandalorian Season 3 (and a potential film)
Ahead of season two dropping on Disney Plus, showrunner Jon Favreau has already let things slip about a third season of The Mandalorian. Speaking to Variety, Favreau explained that if all goes according to plan, a third season would enter production “before the end of the year”.
While a third season of The Mandalorian isn’t too much of a surprise (it is Disney Plus’ star show after all), what is surprising is Favreau’s candid response regarding a potential Mandalorian movie. In the same interview with Variety, Favreau explained that while the idea isn’t being actively pursued at the moment, “we’re definitely open to it”.
The safer bet says that it’ll be a long time before The Mandalorian makes the jump to cinemas, if it ever does. Given the underwhelming performance of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, both commercially and critically, I’m sure that a rethink is necessary over how the franchise engages with cinemas in the future.