Spoilers for the Season 2 premiere of The Mandalorian – “Chapter 9: The Marshal” – lie ahead.
The Mandalorian Season 2 is finally here, and the premiere episode was well worth the wait. From the explosive debut of Timothy Olyphant’s Cobb Vanth to that jaw-dropping reveal in its final moments, the episode fired on nearly all cylinders. When it comes to this show, creator Jon Favreau and producer Dave Filoni love to give audiences surprises, which sometimes come in the form of cameos. Aside from the major one that we got, some believed that a certain Star Wars: The Clone Wars actor also made a brief appearance. Now, he’s setting the record straight on the matter.
When Mando and The Child in the town of Mos Pelgo on Tatooine, some viewers believed they saw Star Wars alum Sam Witwer in the background playing one of the town’s residents. Witwer has since responded on Twitter. The actor responded by saying that it’s easy to see he’s not the character in question, as his hair is not blonde like the character’s.
One fan commented on Sam Witwer’s reply, asking the actor how it feels when spectators assume things about his involvement with the Star Wars franchise. He responded with a lighthearted take on the matter:
It's a pleasure. Other sites I read tell me Dave Filoni discussed plot points with me. Well, I'd love to know what those were as I don't recall that discussion. Which I guess means no spoilers for me.
While the speculation is sure to get a bit tiring for Witwer, he seems to take it in stride. Witwer has been pretty vocal when it comes to Star Wars, whether it be his work with the franchise or his personal thoughts on its direction. He’s previously revealed tidbits like the fact that he nearly voiced a key character in Star Wars Rebels. And at the same time, he was famously critical of Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi.
In all fairness, it wasn’t too crazy to believe that Witwer would have appeared on The Mandalorian. Through his work as Maul on Star Wars: The Clone Wars, he and producer Dave Filoni have become quite close, even though Filoni likely doesn’t spill too many beans around the actor.
Sam Witwer may not have entered the world of The Mandalorian at this point, but that doesn’t mean he couldn’t appear sometime down the road. Given his strong relationship with the franchise, don’t be too surprised if he lands a quick cameo.
You can watch new episodes of The Mandalorian, which premiere Fridays on Disney+.