What to expect in the sequel to the Star Wars series

Disney + begins the broadcast of The Mandalorian Season 2 this Friday, October 30, 2020. The opportunity to do a quick recap of the end of season 1 and explore what to expect in the new installment.

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Warning: The rest of this article may contain spoilers for The Mandalorian Season 1

It’s time to resume your Disney + membership. The platform is indeed offering from this Friday, October 30, 2020 season 2 of The Mandalorian, the event-series taken from the Star Wars universe, the first season of which was nominated 15 times at the Emmy Awards. Created by John Favreau the series launched at the same time as Disney + on November 19, 2019 (even though she arrived in France on April 7 due to coronavirus). The plot of The Mandalorian takes place 5 years later Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (1983). The Mandalorian, whose main character is played by Pedro Pascal, follows a lone bounty hunter that sympathizers from the rubble of the Empire end up hiring.

The fall of the Empire caused the premiums to drop. And it is therefore under these conditions that The Mandalorian, known as one of the most formidable bounty hunters, agrees to capture a 50 year old being. But he quickly discovers that this being has the appearance of a baby of the same species as Master Yoda. And that he masters the power of the Force. He then returns to his sponsor and delivers the target to him. But as soon as he gets his bounty, he changes his mind and runs away with “baby Yoda”. Then begins an epic escape across the galaxy.

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How did the Mandalorian season 1 end?

The end of Season 1 was intense to say the least with clashes against the remnants of the Galactic Empire. Then emerges the figure of Moff Gideon (played by Giancarlo Esposito whose acting has shone in several other small onion series like Breaking Bad), who heads the last garrisons of the Empire. At the end of an epic-style chase, the Mandalorian (also called Din Djarin) ends up shooting down Moff Gideon’s ship. Baby Yoda ends the season in safety, against the backdrop of a routed Galactic Empire.

The last images of the season nevertheless give rise to a heavy suspense for the sequel since we can see that Moff Gideon survived his device crash. He then arms a lightsaber with a strange glow – we understand thathe will be a central character in season 2.

Which characters are returning in The Mandalorian Season 2 and which ones will we discover?

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If we already know that five characters will return in season 2 of The Mandalorian: Din Djarin (the Mandalorian), baby Yoda (who has no name yet), Moff Gideon, Cara Dune and Greef Karga. But we also already know that new actors have joined the cast for this season, as well as the name of their character. So, Rosario Dawson (Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Defenders…) will embody Ashoka Tano.

Ashoka Tano is a character who had so far only appeared in the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels (as Fulcrum) and during a cameo in Star Ears: The Rise of Skywalker. The character has become more complex over time to the point of becoming very popular with fans. She is a strong female character in the franchise.

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Katee sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica, Nip / Tuck, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, The Big Bang Theory…) will play the role of Bo-Katan Kryze. The character was first introduced during the Clone Wars. This is an old group of Mandalorians called Death Watch in the original version. There is also Michael biehn (Sgt. Kyle Reese in Terminator and Terminator 2, Cpl. Dwayne Hicks in Aliens, Lt. Coffey in The Abyss…) who should play the role of a bounty hunter whose name has not yet been released.

Finally Timothy Olyphant (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, The Good Place…) will play the role of a bandit or an adventurer (at this stage it is not very clear).

What questions should be answered in The Mandalorian Season 2?

Obviously, season 2 of The Mandalorian is expected lift the veil on baby Yoda. We do not know much about him, except that he looks like the famous Jedi master and that he is clearly inhabited by the Force. In all Star Wars games, we meet beings similar to Master Yoda on very few occasions.

And when he died at the age of 900 in Return of the Jedi, master Yoda who is yet on his planet, is not surrounded by any of his fellows. So it seems that the members of the Yoda species (she apparently has no other name in the saga) are few, if not extremely rare.

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Adding a little more mystery surrounding the origins of this 50-year-old baby Yoda. Season 2 should also explore the reasons why this being is so important to the last holders of the Empire. There are also a lot of gray areas around the Moff Gideon lightsaber. In the last sequence of Season 1 we see him indeed holding a lightsaber with a strange glow.

It is believed to be the Darksaber, a valuable Mandalorian relic. Whoever owns this sword rules the Mandalorians. The problem is that this saber also has deleterious effects on the wearer, much like the ring in Lord of the Rings. This saber is a lightsaber with a black crystal, created by Tarre Vizla. It is totally unique in that the thoughts and actions of the wearer modulate its destructive power.

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Sometimes the saber can produce lightning in response to strong emotions. And it becomes difficult for the one who wears it not to be carried away by its power. Suddenly we say that the next season should focus a lot on Moff Gideon and his relationship with the Saber and the Mandalorians.

The Mandalorian Season 2: on what dates will the episodes air

We already know the name and the exact broadcast date of all the episodes of The Mandalorian:

  • The Mandalorian Season 2 Chapter 1 “The Search”: Friday October 30, 2020
  • The Mandalorian Season 2 Chapter 2 “The Confrontation”: Friday November 6, 2020
  • The Mandalorian Season 2 Chapter 3 “The Bounty”: Friday, November 13, 2020
  • The Mandalorian Season 2 Chapter 4 “The Republic”: Friday, November 20, 2020
  • The Mandalorian Season 2 Chapter 5 “The Loyalist”: Friday, November 27, 2020
  • The Mandalorian Season 2 Chapter 6 “The Sorcerer”: Friday December 4, 2020
  • The Mandalorian Season 2 Chapter 7 “The Return”: Friday December 11, 2020
  • The Mandalorian Season 2 Chapter 8 final season “The Empire”: Friday December 18

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