Last week, The Mandalorian season 2 trailer was released and showed us that Mando and The Child will be visiting a few new planets.
Last week, the first trailer dropped for season 2 of The Mandalorian, and it gave Star Wars fans a good look at what to expect when the new season drops on Disney+ on Oct. 30.
While the trailer itself did not reveal too much in terms of plot, it did show us that Mando and The Child will continue their adventures together, Storm Troopers are still very much active throughout the galaxy, their friends Cara Dune and Greef Karga will be returning down the line, Sasha Banks will be playing on of this season’s antagonists, and of course, we will travel to many different planets, both new and old.
The trailer showed a return to a few planets from season 1, most notably Nevarro and Tatooine, and possibly Cloud City. Nevarro was the most prominently featured planet from season 1 as it was the location of the Mandalorian covert and the Bounty hunters guild Greef Karga headed.
Both Dune and Karga chose to remain there in the finale of season 1, and from what was shown in the season 2 trailer, it appears the two cleared out whatever Imperials were still occupying the planet. With the planet cleared out, it’s likely at some point, Mando returned their either to seek refuge or help from them during this season’s adventure.
As for Tatooine, Mando first went there in season 1 looking for work and going to hunt a bounty with a young Guild member. Exactly why Mando and the Child would return there is still unknown, but it will likely lead to a run-in with Boba Fett, who is rumored to appear this season.
It’s also possible that the fighting arena shown in the trailer was located on Tatooine, as two Gamorreans are shown fighting in the ring. Gamorrean’s were shown to serve as guards at Jabba’s palace in Episode VI, so their inclusion in this scene could be a clue that this takes place on Tatooine.
Lastly, we possibly got a teaser at Mando traveling to the Cloud City on Bespin as the Razor Crest was shown flying through clouds escorted by two X-Wings. The city itself was never shown, so this could easily be another planet. But still, this is merely speculation, and we know Luke stayed in touch with Lando following Return of the Jedi, so Mando could go there searching for the Jedi.
Regarding the new Planets featured in the season 2 trailer, one of the more prominently featured is the snow planet, which is very likely Ilum. Home to one of the original Jedi Temples, Ilum was featured in the Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order video game and is where many padawans were sent to choose a kyber crystal and construct their own lightsaber.
With Mando seeking out Jedi, he likely went there in search of them. However, Ilum is also the future site of Starkiller Base as seen in The Force Awakens, and at this time, is occupied by the remnants of the Empire/First Order. Them traveling here likely leads to the scenes of stormtroopers on speeder bikes and Mando flying on his jet pack — as shown in the trailer.
An ocean planet is also heavily featured in the trailer, with Mando being shown on a boat in the water, and also being watched by Sasha Banks’ character on a crowded port on the same world.
There are two theories regarding which planet this is. One is that it is Kamino, site of the cloning facility from Attack of the Clones, which the doctor who experimented on The Child was from in season 1. And Mando may be going there in search of clues of The Child’s origin.
The other theory is regarding the ocean world is that it is the Mon Cala system, as several members of the Quareen species are shown there. Why Mando would be there is unknown, but he could be there searching for Ashoka or possibly Admiral Akbar, who fought with Luke Skywalker, the last known Jedi, during the Battle of Endor.
Now, take this all with a grain of salt as there is the possibility some of the planets mentioned are new creations by the showrunners as was the case with the planet Nevarro in season 1.
The good news is, season 2 of The Mandalorian is set to debut soon on Oct. 30, so Star Wars fans will not have to wait too much longer to know for sure which planets Mando and The Child will be traveling to.