All the Vital 'Star Wars' Info You Need To Know For 'The Mandalorian' Season 2; From Ahsoka To the Darksaber
In just a couple of days, one of Disney+’s most successful series is coming back. The Mandalorian Season 2 is premiering Oct. 30 and it’s the continuation of Mando and The Child’s journey.
While it’s been almost a whole year since the original Disney+ Star Wars series debuted, the hype around the show hasn’t really diminished. And with Baby Yoda so close to being back on our screens in new sticky situations, here’s what you need to know going into this season.
Last season, Mando and The Child set off on their own quest
Mando, aka The Mandalorian aka Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal), is a loner. When Season 1 started, he worked alone as a bounty hunter. The Empire was defeated five years prior in Star Wars: Episode VI — Return of the Jedi. However, Mando still did some work for the remnant Empire associate, The Client.
However, that all changed when the object of that final job was The Child, a baby of Yoda’s species who wasn’t actually a child at all. He was 50 years old, but aged so slowly that he’s closer to that of a baby or toddler. And just like Yoda, The Child is strong with the Force.
At the end of the season, Mando runs into the Armorer who tells him that his mission is now to take The Child to his kind. It could be his species but it also sounds like the Jedi might be the route for them. Season 2 is going to be about their journey to find out more about The Child and where he belongs.
Moff Gideon still lives and has the Mandalorian Darksaber
As with anything in the Star Wars galaxy, nothing is ever smooth sailing. For starters, where does Mando even start? The Child doesn’t speak his language (or at all, yet), and Mando doesn’t really have a handle on who the Jedi, or former Jedi, are. Or where to find them.
But also, Moff Gideon lives. Moff Gideon is another patriot to the Empire who is still in possession of some powerful weapons and his own Stormtroopers. He wants The Child after Mando refused to hand him over to The Client.
In the finale, Mando, Cara Dune, and Greef Karga escape the clutches of Moff Gideon, and his TIE fighter crashes. But, at the very end, viewers see him escape the vessel with the Darksaber.
As a quick recap, the Darksaber is an ancient relic of the Mandalorians. It belonged to the first Mandalorian Jedi, Tarre Vizsla. The Jedi held on to it for a while until the Vizsla clan took it back. The first time fans really see it in action is in Star Wars: The Clone Wars when Death Watch leader Pre Vizsla has it.
After Maul takes over Mandalore and Death Watch, killing Pre Vizsla, he takes control of the Darksaber too. But he loses possession of it, which leads Kanan Jaris to have it and he gives it to Sabine Wren, another Mandalorian. She eventually gives it to Bo-Katan, sister to late Duchess Satine Kryze. So how did Moff Gideon come in contact with it? Season 2 will surely show us.
Many think Sabine Wren was in the trailer
But speaking of Bo-Katan and Sabine Wren, both characters are rumored to make live-action appearances in this season of The Mandalorian. Slashfilm reported that Katee Sackhoff, who voices Bo-Katan, is allegedly reprising her role for this season. Odds are it’ll be a flashback scene to when Moff Gideon obtained the Darksaber. And things probably don’t end well for Bo-Katan.
And as for Sabine, the trailer for Season 2 of The Mandalorian pointedly showed a woman in a hood. It’s WWE star Sasha Banks, and she’s rumored to be Sabine’s live-action counterpart. Nothing is set in stone, but fans on Reddit are convinced Banks is playing Sabine, who, last fans saw, set off with Ahsoka Tano to search for Ezra Bridger.
So, if she’s following Mando around, or catches wind that he has The Child, she could easily become a key player. She’s connected to the Darksaber as well, and would probably be peeved to see a non-Mandalorian has control of it again. And if she’s there, then a Star Wars fan-favorite shouldn’t be far behind.
Ahsoka is rumored to make her live-action debut as well
Ahsoka Tano is a massive name in the Star Wars franchise by this point. She was Anakin Skywalker’s apprentice who left the Jedi Order. The end of her Clone Wars journey was shown in Season 7 of The Clone Wars and fans finally saw what happened to her in Order 66.
After leaving with Sabine at the end of Star Wars Rebels, fans don’t know what happens to Ahsoka. This time period would be an interesting one to catch up with her, and it would be a big moment for fans of the Togruta, since it would be her live-action debut.
Not much is known about Ahsoka’s live-action performance. Rosario Dawson was rumored to play her, but Lucasfilm nor Disney have confirmed it. And, again, it’s not clear what she and Sabine would be doing at this time if they haven’t found Ezra yet. But that’s a fun surprise fans will be excited to see in Season 2 of The Mandalorian. If it happens.
Basically, Season 2 has a lot riding on it. The stakes are a bit higher now that Mando has a mission to take care of with The Child. And with so many rumored cameos or live-action debuts, it’ll be a jam-packed eight episodes.
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