Disney+ THE MANDALORIAN Top 10 Moments From Season Finale – Jon Favreau Announces Season 2 Fall 2020
By Michelle Hannett and Marc Butterfield
From Bounty Hunters to Jedi, all things from a Galaxy Far Far Away are in abundance now for Star Wars fans. The final chapter of the nine movies, THE RISE OF SKYWALKER, is in theaters while over on the TV side, Disney+’s “The Mandalorian” has been a big hit and a huge success for creators Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau. The first ever live action Star Wars series, stars Pedro Pascal (“The Mandalorian”), Gina Carano (“Cara Dune”) and Carl Weathers (“Greef”).
“The Mandalorian” is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.
The outstanding series finale titled “Redemption”, directed by Taika Waititi, aired on December 27th, and along with the brilliant score by composer Ludwig Göransson, it’s made a pop culture star out of “The Child” dubbed “Baby Yoda”.
Jon Favreau announced on Twitter the second season will be released the Fall of 2020.
MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD – TURN BACK NOW IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN EPISODE 8.
Here’s some of the highlights we caught from the season finale of the best show on TV.
Mandalore the Great of Mandalore and the The Jedi fought an epic battle. The Jedi are finally mentioned. Will The Mandalorian return The Child to his own species or try to find the Jedi order, namely Luke and Leia? There was no mention of the first Mandalorian Jedi, so will Mando discover this now, and how will it change his opinion of the Jedi?
We discovered the names of the characters. Carasynthia Dune of Alderaan (former Rebel shock trooper), Greef Carga is a disgraced lawman and The Mandalorian is Din Djarin, decommissioned hunter from the Guild and one who witnessed “The Night of a Thousand Tears”
His backstory as a child – we see how The Mandalorian’s parents sacrificed themselves and how a group of Mandalorians save him from the purge.
Moff Gideon wielded the black darksaber and was Imperial Security Bureau officer during the purge.
The darksaber has previously been seen in Disney’s Clone Wars series and Star Wars Rebels.
Check them out here:
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The cameos by Jason Sudeikis and Adam Pally as Scout Troopers were hilarious and they definitely reinforced the trope that storm troopers are lousy shots.
Jetpacks and TIE Fighters – the outrageous battle scene where Mando takes down Moff Gideon’s TIE Fighter was awesome, even in the SW Universe.
With the conclusion of season one, the filmmakers left us with some questions. Who is “The Child” and will we see the Jedi or a Yoda species?
And will Boba Fett return, as was suggested at the end of episode 5? Was it actually Boba Fett?
We heard the same ching-ching gunslinger boot sound during THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK. (video at 2:46)
If so, will we see once and for all if he was a true Mandalorian, and if he’s not, will the true Mandalorians confront him about his look and equipment?
Will we ever find out who the people that were originally holding The Child were?
Will Greef Carga and Cara Dune now form a protective alliance, forming a core team for Mando to call when needed?
What happened to the Mandalorians that helped Mando in Episode III? Did any survive? (my personal favorite, the Mandalorian Heavy Infantryman was too tough to die!)