LucasFilm has released the first trailer for the second season of The Mandalorian and there’s a lot to breakdown.
What we know about this season is little. We do know it’ll revolve around The Mandalorian, Din Djarain, on his quest to return “The Child” — we call it Yeetle around here — to its people, The Jedi. Of course, we learnt in the first season that Din was a child during The Clone Wars and has seen the damage that the Jedi can do; and the war that they, somewhat, caused. So he’s probably not too happy about having to hunt down the Jedi.
In chase of The Mando and The Child will be Mof Gideon and the remnants of The Empire, and possibly some other enemies Din crossed in the first season.
Let’s break down some key parts of the trailer.
A battle with Gideon or someone else seems to have left Mando’s ship, The Razorcrest, damaged at the start of the trailer as we see it somewhat floating into view of the camera. Its engines are obviously damaged and the back door is flapping around in wind.
We then see The Mando and The Child walking into an unknown city under the cover of darkness while we hear the voice of The Armorer from the first season repeating the speech she gave in the season finale. “You must reunite it with its own kind. This is the way.”
The rest of the trailer is a lot of small shots that could be from the first episode for all we know, but it does appear to be several different planets. This includes a desert planet which I’ll assume is Tatooine, since we have been there before, and because Tuskan Raider is riding a bantha.
As well as an ice planet, but I do hope to god it’s not Hoth.
I have two cool options: A.) it’s the planet where The Clone Wars animated series finished and Mando is searching for signs of Ahsoka Tano. B.) It holds a Kyber-crystal cave and he’s looking for that, and potential signs of Jedi inside. We do see the Mando walk inside an ice cave that looks a lot like Kyber-crystal caves we’ve seen in Star Wars before later in the trailer.
After those shots, we then see The Mando at some dock and even going on a boat ride. There’s a lot of Quarren on the docks. Shoutouts.
In the same scene, because of a trick of editing, we see a hooded woman watching, presumably The Mando and The Child. This woman has been confirmed to be WWE wrestler Sasha Banks. The internet has quickly grabbed onto the idea that she could be playing Sabine Wren from Star War Rebels. When we last saw that character she was heading off with Ahsoka Tano — also rumoured for this season — to search for Ezra Bridger, a Jedi who disappeared with Grand Admiral Thrawn.
Yes, I’m all about this theory. I can see Banks playing an older Wren and it’d fit the story for Sabine Wren to appear in this series.
Since The Mando is looking for the Jedi this season let’s just run down which Jedi are alive, and who could lead Mando to them:
Luke Skywalker (obviously)
Leia Organa (again, obviously)
Ahsoka Tano (she’s not a Jedi, but she is close enough to help “The Child”)
Sabine Wren (again, with Ahsoka last we heard)
Hera Syndulla (Friends with everyone above, although I think the idea of The Mando knocking on New Republic doors is easy to rule out)
We do see two X-Wings chasing The Razorcrest now, which could be before or after the opening of the trailer.
Another shot of a desert planet I’ll again just assume is Tatooine on a return trip from The Mando.
We see a short shot of Cara Dune and Greef Karga, presumably on Nevarro, the planet he left them on at the end of the first season.
The trailer heads towards a big finish with several shots of TIE Fighters and what I assume are the hallways of a remaining Star Destroyer. The Rogue One vibes are high with the prominent alarm ring.
There are several shots of action as Scout Troopers chase Mando and he seems trapped underwater at one moment.
We then see him taking to the sky, hopefully with more control of his Jetpack than he had last season.
The trailer finishes with a big bar moment as a and a character says “this is no place for a child,” to which The Mando responds, “wherever he goes, I go.” The Child closes the door on his cradle and big-badaboom, Mando takes out those threatening him inside the bar.
The final shot appears to be a Dathomirian, which would be really interesting to see since that species is so tied to Darth Maul.
Did you spot anything I didn’t? Let me know in the comments below.