The second season of The Mandalorian kicks off on Friday, October 30th. It’s been nearly a year since Din Djarin, The Child, and Cara Dune graced the streams of Disney+ and like most people, we have tons of questions. Season 1 left us with plenty of unsolved mysteries. These 10 questions are just a few of the ones we’re asking ahead of The Mandalorian Season 2.
#5 – How did Moff Gideon get the Darksaber?
The Darksaber is a key piece of Mandalorian culture. Built by Tarre Vizsla, the first Mandalorian Jedi, whoever wields the unique lightsaber becomes the leader of the Mandalorian people. We last saw the Darksaber in the hands of Bo-Katan Kryze, raising it to reunite the fractured Mandalorian clans in the opening episodes of Season 4 of Rebels.
How did Kryze loose the Darksaber? Was this part of “The Great Purge” or “The Night of a Thousand Tears?” Rumors persist that Katee Sackhoff, the voice of Bo-Katan in The Clone Wars, is reprising her role this season in live-action. She’s a veteran sci-fi actor, having made a name for herself in the remake of Battlestar Galactica. Many, many Star Wars fans are hoping she makes an appearance.
#4 – Why does The Child matter so much to the remnants of the Galactic Empire?
“You have no idea what it means to me” is what Moff Gideon said to Din Djarin when trying to coax him into handling over The Child during the season finale last year. I, along with everyone else that watched Season 1, would like to know why that was such a big deal. Gideon was willing to indiscriminately murder his own troops and warlords to obtain The Child. Had Djarin not blown his TIE fighter out of the sky above Nevarro, he wouldn’t have stopped. We still don’t know what The Child even is, so this remains a massive question for Season 2, and hopefully, we won’t have to wait the full season for answers.
#3 – Is Boba Fett alive?
While strongly rumored and even reported as confirmed, it has never been officially announced that Temura Morrison is returning to Star Wars in Season 2 of The Mandalorian. If he returns, which does seem highly likely, he could be playing Boba Fett or Captain Rex or another surviving clone trooper. Most signs point to Boba Fett. While Fett was last seen falling into a sarlaac pit in Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, even the most recent Star Wars reference books list his current status as unknown instead of dead. George Lucas used to keep the belief alive that Fett somehow escaped the monster in the sand, but we’ve yet to get a confirmation in canon.
With Timothy Olyphant confirmed for Season 2 as well, and expectedly in the role of Cobb Vanth, a confrontation between Fett and the man who somehow obtained his armor would be quite the sight.
#2 – What is The Child?
Everyone calls him Baby Yoda, but what the heck is The Child? No one in the galaxy seems to know what species The Child is, despite Yoda being a well-known presence in the galaxy and Grand Master of the Jedi Council for quite some time. While it has been approximately 40 years since the fall of the Galactic Republic, Yoda was a public figure for hundreds of years. He had to have been known by some.
Is Yoda’s species really this rare? Is The Child a clone, or something else entirely? Why does he have Force abilities, but seemingly no training? While I don’t expect we’ll get many answers, I do hope we get some. The story of the entire series seems to be that of The Child’s. I just don’t want to be dragged along with more questions than answers for several seasons.
#1 – Will we see Ahsoka for long?
Rosario Dawson is confirmed to be part of the cast this season. Her casting as Ahsoka Tano is one of the biggest rumors surrounding Season 2, but it is still not confirmed. Rumors also persist that there is an Ahsoka spin-off show in the works with Dawson as the lead, potentially acting as a follow-up to the series finale of Rebels. In the finale, Ahsoka and Sabine Wren go searching for Ezra Bridger, believed to still be alive somewhere in the far reaches of the galaxy.
Din Djarin’s mission this season is to reunite The Child with his people, and he is told those “people” are the enemy sorcerers, the Jedi. It makes sense that Ahsoka show up, but last we saw she did not consider herself a Jedi. Luke Skywalker’s new Jedi Temple may be up and running at this point, but we don’t know for sure yet. It is likely a few years away. If Bo-Katan makes an appearance, she may point Din Djarin in Ahsoka’s direction as they have a history together.
What I expect is we’ll meet Ahsoka, but not for long. This could be because she’s the Season 2 cliffhanger, or because she turns down the role of caretaker as she needs to complete her own mission to find Ezra. Either way, it should be a very exciting episode when Ahsoka finally arrives in live-action.