Disney+ has spoken. The highly-anticipated second season of Star Wars: The Mandalorian is finally making its way to TV screens around the world, and fans have been preparing for a premiere date this fall. After quite a few guesses as to when exactly the show would return, we finally have an official announcement. On Wednesday morning, Disney+ revealed that Season 2 of The Mandalorian would be making its way to the streaming service on October 30th.
"This is the day," reads the tweet from the Disney social media accounts, playing off of the famous line from the first season of the series. "New episodes start streaming Oct. 30 on Disney+."
It had been previously hinted that The Mandalorian would be returning to Disney+ in October, but the specific date was never mentioned. There have been a lot of questions surrounding the originals on Disney+ this fall, considering The Falcon and The Winter Soldier was supposed to arrive around the same time, but hasn't had a chance to finish filming due to the coronavirus pandemic. Fortunately, The Mandalorian didn't run into those same issues. Production on the second season concluded before the pandemic caused widespread shutdowns.
The second season of The Mandalorian should be a big one for Star Wars fans, as it will bring characters like Ahsoka Tano and Boba Fett into the fold. Rosario Dawson is reportedly playing the beloved Jedi from Star Wars: The Clone Wars, while Temuera Morrison will be taking on the mantle of the iconic bounty hunter. There still hasn't been any clarity as to whether or not those were Boba Fett's boots that mysteriously appeared in Season 1.
In Season 2, Giancarlo Esposito's Moff Gideon will also play a bigger role, having just appeared in the final episodes of the first season. During a recent interview with Collider, Esposito said that he performed plenty of stunts for the new installment.
"I don't want you to have any spoilers, but I did all my stuntwork on my own, without a lot of rehearsal, even though it's a fairly big budget, technological piece with the volume and all the things that are going on," Esposito said. "Sometimes that leaves less time to pay more attention to, and the stuntwork, by the way, has been with an Emmy nomination as well, to do that."
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