‘The Mandalorian’ season 2 trailer arrives this August: report

The Mandalorian season 2 teaser is arriving this August.

The much-awaited teaser to The Mandalorian season 2 is reportedly coming this August. It follows the trailer release schedule of the first season last year.

According to a Twitter post from Noah Outlaw of Kessel Run Transmissions, fans of The Mandalorian should expect the second season trailer this month. The first season’s teaser came out on Aug. 24, 2019, and it’s speculated that the second season clips will also drop around the same time.

Tackling the origins of Darksaber

Not much is known about The Mandalorian season 2’s plots as details have been purposely kept under lock and key during the filming. However, actor Giancarlo Esposito recently hinted that the origins of the Darksaber will be explained in the upcoming installment. He also said that the second season will be on the Disney+ streaming platform “sooner than later.”

“[The Darksaber] is a key to Moff Gideon’s past, which possibly has a lot to do with where he comes from and his desire to build a planet and bring it back together,” Esposito said, per Deadline. “[This is] interesting because is he really that fallen hero? Is he a descendant of Darth Vader?”

Moff Gideon, Esposito’s character, is an officer of the Imperial forces. Viewers saw Gideon master the use of a jet-black lightsaber in the first season and it will apparently become a major symbol in this Star Wars lore.

 

Exciting guest appearances

The Mandalorian season 2 is introducing warrior Bo-Katan (Katee Sackhoff), who apparently used to own the Darksaber. Viewers should expect a confrontation between Gideon and Bo-Katan next.

Also expected to turn up in the new season are Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison) and Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson). Tano’s casting, however, has not been confirmed but Entertainment Weekly implied Dawson admitted she’s in the series. Fans of the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars are familiar with Tano’s character as the badass Jedi apprentice who obstructs Anakin Skywalker’s evil plans.

Surprise 15 Emmy nominations

Meanwhile, Disney+’s flagship show earned a surprising 15 nominations at the Emmy Awards. The Mandalorian got a nod for Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Guest Actor for Esposito, Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance, and several technical awards nominations.

This is the first time a Star Wars live-action production has received an awards recognition since the 1980s.

The Mandalorian season 2, which stars Pedro Pascal (Din Djarin), is set to drop on Disney+ in October. The first season, which came out in November 2019, remains streaming on the platform.

 

Image used courtesy of Star Wars/YouTube

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