This is the way.
After Season 1 shattered all expectations, The Mandalorian/Din Djarin and The Child, erm, sorry, Baby Yoda are back in the galaxy that's far, far away.
Aside from this, Rosario Dawson joins the series as Star Wars favoruite Ahsoka Tano, while Katee Sackhoff (Bo-Katan Kryze) and Timothy Olyphant (Cobb Vanth) are very welcome additions.
However, it's arguable that the return of Temuera Morrison as Boba Fett has fans the most excited, while Michael Biehn (The Terminator, Aliens) is lined up for a mystery bounty hunting role too.
Earlier this week, we got a glimpse at the first teaser trailer for Season 2 of Jon Favreau's show and while it didn't reveal an awful lot, some details definitely piqued our interest.
"He's no good to me dead."
A brief shot in the trailer shows The Mandalorian's ship, The Razor’s Crest, soaring over Tusken Raiders and a Bantha.
The logical guess here is that the show might be bringing us back to Tatooine. Does this mean we’ll run into Boba Fett?
In Season 1, we distinctly heard the spurs of the famous bounty hunter at the end of 'The Gunslinger' episode, and with Temura Morrison cast in the new season, it's likely that we will be seeing the most famous bounty hunter in the galaxy.
In terms of the chronology of the Star Wars films, we last saw Fett on Tatooine during Return of the Jedi after he fell into the Sarlacc pit. We might be about to see his return.
Aside from this, there's the potential that Mando could meeting Timothy Olyphant's character, rumoured to be Cobb Vanth, on Tatooine too.
The Rise of The First Order
The trailer prominently features shots of an ice planet as we see The Razor Crest flying down into a trench in the snow, something eerily similar to the project the Empire was working on in Ilum in Jedi: Fallen Order.
FYI, Ilum is also where Starkiller Base from The Force Awakens would come to be located.
Given the fact that The Armourer told us that the main plot of Season 2 will involve The Mandalorian trying to relocate The Child into his home, this shot of the duo approaching the ice cave harkens back to Cal Kestis' kyber crystal hunt on Ilum in Fallen Order too.
Aside from this, there are other shots in the trailer which feature Stormtroopers and while we did see Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito) commanding a garrison at the end of Season 1, it's clear that the remnants of The Empire are still here.
In terms of a timeline, The Mandalorian is set roughly five years after the events of Return of the Jedi, when the galaxy is still trying to move past the fallen Empire.
Creator Jon Favreau has said that The First Order will be prominent in Season 2 too.
“What could happen in the 30 years between celebrating the defeat of the Empire and then the First Order?. You come in on ‘Episode VII,’ [the First Order are] not just starting out. They’re pretty far along," showrunner Jon Favreau told Entertainment Weekly.
This mysterious figure will be the most talked-about reveal from the trailer by far.
Confirmed to be played by WWE's Sasha Banks, the hooded character appears to be watching over Mando and Baby Yoda... until she disappears.
The Armourer describes the Jedi as as "enemy sorcerers," but Banks' role could be completely different.
Thanks to the efforts to Palpatine and the Sith, the Jedi are few and far between at this point in the Star Wars timeline and this moment does feel like a piece of misdirection.
A popular theory is that Banks is playing Sabine Wren - an acclaimed Mandalorian warrior from the animated Star Wars Rebels.
After fighting to free the planet of Mandalore from the Empire’s rule, she became a true Mandalorian legend after she wielded the Darksaber, the ancient black-bladed lightsaber that was last seen in Moff Gideon’s hands in The Mandalorian’s Season 1 finale.
Take a look at what's in store when Season 2 of The Mandalorian starts streaming Friday, October 30, only on Disney+.
I have spoken.
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