To say that people are excited about The Mandalorian Season 2 would be an understatement of epic proportions at this point, and that was only made worse when Disney dropped the first trailer showcasing the adventures that are in store for Din Djarin and The Child. Jon Favreau's Emmy-nominated space western is still more than a month away, but there are some questions we just can't wait to see get answered when the first episode drops on October 30.
After watching the two-minute trailer more times than anyone cares to admit, there are quite a few questions that remain. Questions about all of the planets that Mando and Baby Yoda seem to be visiting, the strange behavior of those X-Wings, a certain WWE superstar, what was up with the Razor Crest in the opening shots of the trailer, etc. These are questions that undoubtedly will be answered over the course of Season 2 of The Mandalorian, but in the meantime, all we can do is speculate…
What Is Up With Mando's Ship At The Beginning Of The Trailer?
Throughout Season 1 of The Mandalorian, we saw Din Djarin's ship, the Razor Crest, take all sorts of abuse from the likes of bounty hunters, some Imperial forces and even some Jawas, but every time the ship was in working order and Mando was behind the wheel, things seemed to be okay. This is what makes the first shot of the new trailer so peculiar — the engines look and sound like they're going to give out at any moment. The ship bobs and weaves through space as it approaches a planet, and its bay door is wide open as the screen cuts to black.
What's happening here and who's flying the ship? Is this the result of a dogfight in space, and the Mandalorian is doing everything he can to reach safety? Or is someone else piloting the spacecraft? Maybe it's Baby Yoda still experimenting with his powers and how to properly use them. Maybe it's a completely new character piloting the Razor Crest. Whatever this is, it's probably something major because it's literally the first thing we see in the trailer. Maybe things aren't all fine and dandy for Mando and Baby Yoda.
Why Is Mando Back On Tatooine?
At one point in the trailer, we see what appears to be the Razor Crest flying high above a desert with a Tusken Raider watching from atop a Bantha. Unless the Tusken Raiders have left their home planet, then this is definitely Tatooine. But the question remains, why is Din Djarin going back to Tatooine, especially considering the not-so-good time he had there in Season 1 of The Mandalorian? Could something be calling Mando and Baby Yoda to the home planet of one Anakin Skywalker? Does it have something to do with the Force and a certain Jedi in exile, or could it have something to do with that mystery character from the end of Season 1, Episode 5 that may or may not be Boba Fett? We gotta know…
What Are All These Planets?
Throughout the trailer, we see Mando (and some form of transportation) on no fewer than four planets: Tatooine, another desert planet that could be Nevarro, a mysterious ice planet that may or may not be Hoth and a planet that seems to be completely made up of water, or at the very least has vast oceans or lakes. For all we know, there could be more planets, because a fair amount of the scenes featured in the trailer consist of interior shots. Will each of these planets get a lot of screen time similar to the different worlds featured in Season 1 of The Mandalorian for one-off adventures, or will each be part of a race to find Baby Yoda's home?
Why Is The Republic Crossing Paths With Mando?
There is one point about halfway through the trailer when Mando turns his head and sees that he is being flanked by two X-Wings with their S-foils in the attack position. At first, it looks like the New Republic pilots are on an attack run with Mando's Razor Crest, but then the masked bounty hunter nods his head in a way that gives the impression that he is surprised by this action. Moments later, we see Mando leading the two fighters on a chase. Maybe this is how his ship got in such rough shape at the start of the trailer.
However, the question still remains: why is the New Republic trying to take down Mando in the first place? Did the bounty hunter do something to warrant the attack? Do they see him as a threat, or is it something more? Could it be that the New Republic is after Baby Yoda like the remnants of the Empire and every bounty hunter in the known galaxy? That certainly would make things more interesting.
Why Are Mando And Baby Yoda On A Boat?
At another point in the trailer, we see Mando, Baby Yoda (and his adorable little pod) and a pair of mystery characters sailing the high seas. We don't know where they are, what they're after or where they're going, but it does appear to be the same planet shown a few moments earlier when the bounty hunter was seen walking through what appears to be a large port of some sort. Is this a new planet that we haven't seen before?
Who Is Sasha Banks Playing?
In addition to introducing some pretty amazing planets and cities, the new trailer also showed off a few characters who will hopefully see a lot of screen time when The Mandalorian returns in October. One of the characters that has been perplexing Star Wars fans since the trailer dropped was the mysterious woman cloaked in darkness who seems to vanish into thin air. No, it's not Rosario Dawson's Ahsoka Tano, but instead, it's WWE superstar Sasha Banks. But what character is she playing?
There haven't been any formal announcements, but it seems that Sasha Banks could be playing Sabine Wren, one of the main characters from Star Wars Rebels who happens to have been born on Mandalore. Oh, and she knows how to handle the Darksaber, which we last saw in the possession of Moff Gideon at the end of Season 1 of The Mandalorian. If Banks is actually playing Sabine Wren, what role will she play in the show, and on what side of things will she fall?
Did Mando Kill A Nightbrother?
Lastly, there's the matter of the final action sequence from the Season 2 trailer. No, not the shot of Baby Yoda being all adorable and closing up his pod before Mando dispenses of some bounty hunter scum. It's right after that when we see a horned character taking a blade to the heart. Judging by the character's appearance and weapon of choice, it seems that this is a Nightbrother, a member of a small colony of Zabrak males born on Dathomir. The colony has appeared in a number of animated Star Wars shows over the years, but this the first live-action incarnation of a Nightbrother not named Darth Maul.
Will the Nightbrothers be a major part of the show? And will Mando travel to Dathomir, or is this just a one-off appearance? Either way, it's cool to see one of the more underused types of characters getting their time to shine, even if it's just one Nightbrother getting taken out in quick fashion.
Do you have questions about The Mandalorian Season 2 trailer that didn't make it on this list? Do you have answers to these questions? Either way, sound off in the comments below and let us know what you think. And remember, The Mandalorian returns October 30 on Disney+.
Philip grew up in Louisiana (not New Orleans) before moving to St. Louis after graduating from Louisiana State University-Shreveport. When he's not writing about movies or television, Philip can be found being chased by his three kids, telling his dogs to stop yelling at the mailman, or yelling about professional wrestling to his wife. If the stars properly align, he will talk about For Love Of The Game being the best baseball movie of all time.
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