These are the five can’t-miss moments from The Mandalorian season 2 trailer.
Star Wars burst back onto the small screen last year with the franchise’s first-ever live-action television show, The Mandalorian. Created and executive produced by Jon Favreau, the show was released to a fervor of buzz, as a live-action Star Wars show was something that was attempted before, even by George Lucas himself, but never came to fruition. With standout characters like Din Djarin and the Child, the first season garnered critical acclaim.
With Star Wars accounts remaining mostly quiet on the details, fans had been chomping at the bit for months for news on the second season, which premieres Oct. 30. Many people had assumed that the trailer would release during the first Monday Night Football game of the season. Although this was not to be, it was only a day later that Twitter went alight as Star Wars finally dropped the official trailer:
While there have been numerous rumors regarding new cast members and potential plotlines for the second season, the trailer still leaves some questions up in the air. Regardless, there were still some amazing moments in this second season snippet. The internet obviously blew up at the chance for some more Baby Yoda content, and there were a lot of other standout sequences as well.
With the first episode premiering in just over one month, it’s likely that this will be the only trailer that we get for the season. With that being said, let’s take a look at the five best moments from The Mandalorian season 2 trailer.
The Mandalorian season 2: 5 best moments from the trailer
5. The ice planet
The first real sequence of the trailer shows the Razor Crest sweeping through the skies of an ice planet. We then see Din Djarin with the Child as he kneels down, apparently studying something in front of them.
It’s possible that this could be a number of planets. We have seen ice planets in canon before, after all. Snow-covered biomes like Hoth are not exactly new in Star Wars. However, perhaps this may be the planet Ilum. This planet served as the reservoir for the kyber crystals that powered lightsabers and was a holy site for the Jedi.
In the last episode of season one, Djarin is tasked with reuniting Baby Yoda with his own kind. While it’s unsure exactly where he came from, there will seemingly be a journey this season to reunite him with the Jedi. Perhaps Ilum plays a role in that journey.
4. X-Wing sequence
About midway through the trailer, the Razor Crest is seen accompanied by two X-Wings, likely from the New Republic. While the details of this union are obviously still unknown, it is possible that the New Republic traced the Mandalorian to this location. After all, we did get a brief appearance from the New Republic last season during an attack on the old space station.
Seeing the Mandalorian and these X-Wings teaming up is awesome, and is something that we have rarely seen before in the New Republic era. While this could end being a trap or a ploy by the showrunners to trick the audience, it seems that this will end up being a great sequence.
3. Baby Yoda!
Why talk about anything else when this guy is back:
Every moment with the Child onscreen is an amazing one. As shown above, he already created another sensational meme by shutting himself in his bassinette. After becoming such a sensation in the first season, there is no way that the showrunners wouldn’t create a trailer chock full of the baby.
Numerous articles published in the aftermath of the trailer dropping talked about Baby Yoda’s highly anticipated return. While his role is still somewhat shrouded in mystery, I, like many, can only hope that we learn more about his background. Even a name or a first word would go a long way towards continuing his story.
We’ve seen how powerful Baby Yoda is with the Force. Perhaps we will see more of his abilities in this season in his quest to be reunited with the Jedi. Regardless, it was great to see the little guy is back and better than ever.
2. Who is that?
Perhaps the moment that shocked people the most came when an unknown hooded character appeared on screen, portrayed by WWE wrestler Sasha Banks:
There were numerous rumors (and still are) that Rosario Dawson will be playing Ahsoka Tano. While some people thought that Sasha Banks’ character was Ahsoka, this is unlikely seeing as though she does not appear to be in any makeup or prosthetics to resemble a Togrutan. Some also mentioned that Banks could be playing Sabine Wren from Star Wars Rebels.
It is also possible that Banks is playing a completely new character. When she appears on screen, the voiceover is mentioning Jedi, so it may be that the writers created a new Jedi character that went into hiding after the Empire fell. Either way, she is now the second professional wrestler/fighter to appear in the show after Gina Carano, so she will likely have some intense action-heavy moments that won’t want to be missed.
1. The Fight
The end of the trailer shows Din Djarin entering some sort of alien wrestling ring. As the scene plays on, Djarin eventually gets involved in a fight scene involving multiple characters and comes out victorious.
This type of scene is the essence of what it means to be a Mandalorian warrior. Much like the bar fight in the first episode of the series, Djarin shows that he is more than able to hold his own, even when outnumbered. Not to mention, some more Baby Yoda never hurts.
At the end of the scene, Djarin launches an arrow into his last opponent and says his catchphrase, “this is the way.” It’s a great scene and one that should give everybody hope that the second season of this show will be just as good, if not better, than the first.
The second season of The Mandalorian premieres Oct. 30 on Disney+.