The Mandalorian expected to return fall 2020

A look into the future for Disney+’s The Mandalorian


The galaxy’s best babysitter will return to Disney+ this fall

With gunslinging action, a compelling story, iconic Star Wars set pieces, and of course Baby Yoda, Disney+’s The Mandalorian drew a large virtual audience after its first season debuted. As Disney+’s flagship series, The Mandalorian played a crucial role in drawling in subscribers and keeping them locked in on the Disney+ experience. Mando also got many vintage Disney fans interested in the Star Wars universe, which had been added to the Disney arsenal in 2015. Fans couldn’t get enough of the rugged space-cowboy and his cute, green counterpart throughout the fall of 2019, and upon the first season’s finale last December, were already looking towards the next chapter in their journey. Good news: season two is happening!

Deborah Chow, the first female director of live-action Star Wars, is also set to direct the Kenobi series ft. Ewan McGregor

Although most fans don’t know, Mando‘s second season was confirmed by creator Jon Favreau after just one episode. Favreau also hinted that Carl Weathers, who plays Greef Carga, is set to direct an episode in the second season. On that note, The Mandalorian‘s first season featured an impressive list of directors, including fan favorite Dave Filoni, Rick Famuyiwa, Deborah Chow, who is also directing the upcoming Obi-Wan series, and Taiki Waititi, who voices IG-11 throughout the series. Rian Johnson, director of The Last Jedi, also expressed that he would love to direct an episode of season two if possible. Johnson told Forbes: “Hell yeah! Man, if I had the time, I would get in there in a heartbeat. I had a set visit for season 1 and it looked amazing. It looked like so much fun!” Obviously, Mando‘s creator Jon Favreau has been very flexible in terms of giving directors spots. It seems as though The Mandalorian has been a very team-oriented effort, which I believe leads to the best Star Wars content being created, especially with minds like those behind the scenes. When one person has nearly all control of what shows up on screen, the end result isn’t always too great, even though it can very unique-*cough* Star Wars prequels *cough*.

Favreau hints at what is to come in season two


Favreau also released season two’s release date late in December 2019, telling fans to expect the next season Fall 2020, most likely mid-October. However, due to coronavirus delays, you may be wondering if the release will be pushed back. Don’t worry, filming wrapped in early March, according to multiple actors on the show, and the release date should stay on track as the project moves through post-production, giving the raw footage the Star Wars we all love.

As season two edges closer, fans have been doing their research to find out as much as they could about who would appear in the next season, as many celebrity cameos appeared throughout the first season. Notable rumored names include Terminator star Michael Biehn, Freaky Friday’s Jamie Lee Curtis, and most importantly, Rosario Dawson as Clone Wars’ Ahsoka Tano. It has also been rumored that this show would serve as a pilot for a standalone Disney+ Ahsoka show featuring Dawson. Dawson was first tagged alongside the character in 2017 when fans asked her to play Ahsoka in a standalone film, to which she responded: “Ummm…yes, please?!”

Rosario Dawson looks to be the best bet for bringing Ahsoka Tano to life

Many long-time fans who tolerated the Mandalorian’s first season are hyped for the second season due to an Ahsoka appearance. The casting of Dawson seems to be one more way for Disney to slowly merge the fanbase back together after disagreement over the sequel trilogy and other recent installments. I, for one, am very excited for an Ahsoka appearance and everything else that season two is shaping up to be.

The Mandalorian‘s second season is looking to offer fans some of the best content to be released on Disney+, especially Star Wars fans. While we are all locked up in quarantine, I highly suggesting re-watching Mando so that it’s still fresh in your mind by the time Fall 2020 comes around, which can’t come soon enough for many reasons.