Yes, The Mandalorian Episode 8's Most Hated Stormtroopers Were Voiced By Famous Actors
Warning! The following contains spoilers for the Season 1 finale of The Mandalorian. Read at your own risk!
The Mandalorian Season 1 is officially in the books, and there are a ton of things to talk about. One minor spoiler fans may be chattering about post-watch are those Stormtroopers who may go down as one of the most hated villains of the show's history to date. As is the case with several characters this season, it turns out those land speeder-riding Baby Yoda kidnapping buffoons were voiced by some pretty famous people.
For those that haven't watched or need a quick recap, these guys killed Kuiil and were supposed to deliver "Baby Yoda" to Moff Gideon. While waiting for their orders, they talked about Gideon's ruthlessness and hit the sweet baby a few times before being beaten to a pulp by IG-11. It turns out those Stormtroopers who were such bad shots were voiced by famous actors Jason Sudeikis and Adam Pally.
Jason Sudeikis is known for a handful of key roles in Hollywood these days, though many may best remember him as a longtime member of the Saturday Night Live cast throughout a bulk of the 2000s up to 2013. Since then, he's done a good deal of voice work (though he'll be starring on a live-action series soon), and can be heard as the voice of Red in Angry Birds, Holt on The Cleveland Show, or the Applebee's spokesman. Sudeikis extensive voice acting may be why The Mandalorian tapped him for this darkly hilarious role.
The same could be said with Adam Pally, who has done voices for Champaign Ill, The President Show, and Regular Show. In terms of live-action acting, Pally played Peter Prentice for a stint on The Mindy Project and was Max Blum in Happy Endings. Pally and Jason Sudeikis teamed up in a scene that remains noteworthy even though it may be the least important thing that happened in the episode.
This is in part due to these guys playing the most down-to-earth Stormtroopers in Star Wars history, but largely because they socked Baby Yoda a handful of times. As Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni may have expected, the internet was not too happy about the little baby superstar getting walloped, and wanted swift justice as soon as the first punch was thrown.
As mentioned, the two Stormtroopers were unmercifully brutalized by IG-11 and, I'm assuming, killed in the assault. If they did somehow survive that it'd be great to see them in Season 2, but only for Baby Yoda to get some payback for those lumps he took while stashed away in the satchel. If only it tapped into its force choking abilities then!
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