Nobody heard about this – or any of the other stuff that happened in the finale of THE MANDALORIAN – until Disney was good and ready. Also: since Disney has mentioned it officially and everything, I am ABSOLUTELY there to watch a smirking Ming-Na Wen shoot people even worse than her on Temuera Morrison’s behalf. I didn’t even know I wanted that! Thanks, Jon, Dave, and Robert. Happy holidays to you, too.
Count no season good until the last closing credit fades from the screen. But, yeah, THE MANDALORIAN was …Dude. Also, don’t turn it off until the closing credits are over. There’s an Easter Egg you’ll spot, if you’re sharp-eyed enough.
I was kind of worried that there would be bloat, but this last episode was excellent. While still being full of tons of references to all sorts of stuff from the video games and the animated shows and the Extended Universe and whatnot. I’m starting to wonder why the hell they just didn’t do all of this instead of all the movies except Rogue One (and, dammit, Solo). Alas, time travel is impossible and unethical.
While speaking at the ATX TV festival remotely, Jon Favreau confirmed that The Mandalorian season 2 will premiere on time in October. As it turns out, Favreau and crew were a lot further along than most expected when the world’s current state of affairs threw everything into chaos. Baby Yoda will be back to help try and make the end of the year a bit better from when it started. Favreau had this to say.
“We were lucky enough to have finished photography before the lockdown, so thanks to how technology-forward Lucasfilm and ILM are, we’ve been able to do all the editing visual effects remotely… It will be available as planned on Disney+ in October.”