On this week’s Monday Night Football, Disney+ aired a “special look” at Season 2 of The Mandalorian. The one-minute trailer doesn’t reveal much of anything, and since Star Wars trailers are notorious for misdirection we try not to read too much into them. What this new teaser trailer did reveal is Horatio Sanz is returning as the unnamed Mythrol in at least one episode.
Who is the Mythrol?
The unnamed Mythrol is the first bounty we see Din Djarin collect in Season 1. Only in a few minutes of the first episode, the Mythrol talks about being wealthy and hoping to return to his family for Life Day while stalling and trying to find a way to escape. He ends up frozen in carbonite, turned in to Greef Karga, and never seen again…until now.
40 seconds into the teaser trailer, we see the Mythrol’s pop into frame between Cara Dune and Greef Karga as they steal an Imperial troop transport, presumably on Nevarro.
Why is the Mythrol back?
Star Wars loves to make seemingly minor characters important later on. The Mythrol talked about being wealthy in his original appearance, so there’s a good chance the bounty on his head had more to do with being returned home to his family than anything seriously nefarious. Both the initial trailer and this teaser also show Greef Karga looking more well-off, perhaps as a government official on Nevarro. This could be the result of dealings with the Mythrol’s family.
Regardless of the why, it’s fun to see a seemingly inconsequential background character get some extra screen time and story. Far too often, those characters only get extra time in short stories and comics. It seems The Mandalorian will continue to be a place for the weird, deep-cut side of Star Wars in all the best ways.
The second season of The Mandalorian begins streaming on Disney+ next Friday, October 30th, 2020.