The Return of “Baby Yoda”
Exciting news for all you “Star Wars” fans: the first episode of “The Mandalorian” season two is going to be released this Friday, October 30. If you are unfamiliar with the show, “The Mandalorian” is a series based on the popular “Star Wars” movies. The show takes place after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. The series follows a bounty hunter referred to as The Mandolorian and his travels in the outer reaches of the galaxy, away from the New Republic. The character that seems to have stolen everyone’s hearts, however, is The Child, referred to colloquially by fans as “Baby Yoda”’.
Disney has been able to keep a tight grip on the details of this newest season. At the very least, fans can expect the return of some of their favorite characters from the first season, along with some new characters. TechRadar Online stated that “a key character” from “The Clone Wars” animated series and a long-term favorite from the movies will be in season two. Rumors abound that Rosario Dawson will play Ahsoka Tano. The most exciting rumor is that fans will learn a little bit more about The Child and his origins.
One of the biggest rumors about the second season of “The Mandalorian” is that Pedro Pascal, who portrays the title character, quit midway through filming,because his role required him to wear a mask for most screen time. Lucasfilm has stayed silent on the rumor, which has caused some fans to worry that it might in fact be true. However, Pascal’s character will still play an important part in the show’s future. We Got This Covered states that: “After all, Pascal would have known full well that Mando keeps his helmet on whatever the circumstances, and it isn’t like the respected actor would suddenly throw his toys out of the pram because his handsome face wasn’t getting enough screen time.” LRM Online said that, even though there were a few issues, everything is going just fine behind scenes.
Earlier this month, series creator Jon Favreau confirmed that the show has been renewed for a third season. The filming is expected to start by the end of this year. Here’s to hoping all Mandalorian fans will get to see season three in 2021!
Watch the season two trailer at https://youtu.be/GH77rcS-X-c
Author: Marisa Kaleva|Staff Writer