Disney has released the new trailer for The Mandalorian season 2. Unlike the marketing campaign for the first season, which was shrouded in mystery to preserve the Baby Yoda surprise, this trailer hints at what Din Djarin’s (Pedro Pascal) objective is now that he has the Child. The live-action Star Wars series follows the mysterious titular bounty hunter who is tasked with returning Baby Yoda – they call it the Child, but Baby Yoda is catchy – on the run from his fellow guild members and the remnants of the fallen Empire.
It would seem very likely that this trailer was supposed to debut during Star Wars Celebration. However, since the pandemic put everything on hold, Disney had to change their marketing campaign, which only made the much greater anticipation. And with Mulan out now, it only makes sense that the studio put most of their concentration on their Star Wars TV series.
The trailer reveals various planets, some new and some very familiar. Shots of a Tuskin Raider riding a Bathan hints at Din visiting Tatooine. At the same time, other clips show the bounty hunter stopping at some backwater planet and hiding out in the slums. Another sees him catching a ferry ride over to some unknown destination. And the excitement only increases when two X-Wings are chasing the Razor Crest.
Here’s the official plot synopsis for The Mandalorian season 2:
“The Mandalorian and the Child continue their journey, facing enemies and rallying allies as they make their way through a dangerous galaxy in the tumultuous era after the collapse of the Galactic Empire.”
Gina Carano and Carl Weathers return to play as Cara Dune and Greef Kraga, respectively, with Giancarlo Esposito back as the villainous Moff Gideon, who was shown to be wielding the Dark Saber and wants the Child for his reasons. They will be joined by Rosario Dawson, who plays Ahsoka Tano, a Jedi who defected from the order for her own personal reasons. Temuera Morrison also returns to the Star Wars franchise, where he will play as Boba Fett. Katee Sackhoff will play Bo-Katan, a character she voiced in both The Clone Wars animated series and Star Wars Rebels. Timothy Olyphant and Michael Biehn also star.
It will be so much fun to see where the show goes and how it will change the course of Star Wars lore. One thing is for sure, the trailer shows us that the show won’t be losing its lone wolf and cub themes as we see Din doing whatever it takes to protect the Child.
The Mandalorian season 2 makes its debut exclusively on Disney+ on October 30, 2020.