New episode of Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian will show how Luke Skywalker returned in season 2 finale

Mark Hamill on the set of THE MANDALORIAN, season two, exclusively on Disney+. © 2021 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All Rights Reserved.
Mark Hamill on the set of THE MANDALORIAN, season two, exclusively on Disney+. © 2021 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All Rights Reserved. /

Good news continues to pour in for fans of The Mandalorian after the show received 24 Emmy nominations. A special new episode of Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian will premiere exclusively on Disney+ on Aug. 25.

Titled “Making of the Season 2 Finale,” the episode will primarily focus on the technology used to recreate a young Luke Skywalker for the season 2 finale and all the work that went into incorporating the iconic character into this pivotal chapter of The Mandalorian.

This news is a pleasant surprise for fans of The Mandalorian. While season 1 of Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian featured eight episodes, season 2 only featured a single extended episode.

Many fans were under the impression that the single extended episode was the only behind-the-scenes content that Disney+ was releasing for season 2, and it barely touched upon the season’s most exciting moment. Now, fans know that they are getting another episode and that it will be dedicated to exploring that game-changing Luke Skywalker moment.

Ever since the finale aired, audiences have been clamoring to know more about how Lucasfilm pulled off this moment and how they kept it a secret.

Most of the surprising character additions in season 2 were leaked before the season even began. Many fans were already aware that Temuera Morrison was returning to play Boba Fett, Rosario Dawson would play Ahsoka Tano in her live-action debut, and that the animated voice of Bo-Katan Kryze (Katee Sackhoff) would bring the character to life in The Mandalorian.

The addition of a young Luke Skywalker tops all of these leaks, and yet it managed to remain a secret until the finale aired on Disney+. Katee Sackhoff shared that even the actors in the pivotal scene didn’t know that it was Luke Skywalker.

Sackhoff and the others were interacting with actor Max Lloyd-Jones who served as a double for Luke Skywalker. VFX technology and Mark Hamill’s voice would transform Lloyd-Jones’s performance into the young Luke Skywalker that everyone would recognize.

Now fans will be able to see exactly how this moment unfolded behind the scenes, from the cutting-edge technology to the impressive secrecy, along with exploring the pressure responsibility that the filmmakers felt when recreating the beloved character.

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You can watch The Mandalorian and Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian on Disney+.