An Easter egg from the original Star Wars trilogy briefly appeared at the beginning of The Mandalorian season two premiere.
The Mandalorian has always been careful with its references to the wider Star Wars universe, but this latest Easter egg seemingly pays homage to one of the most iconic characters from the franchise. Although it’s not always the case, as Darth Maul voice actor Sam Witwer recently pointed out that he didn’t appear in the series after another outlet claimed he could be seen in the background of Mos Pelgo. This latest reference seems a little too specific not to be an Easter Egg.
During The Mandalorian‘s opening scenes in season two, the bounty hunter spotted the walls covered in anti-Empire graffiti. The art showed a number of Stormtrooper helmets crossed out with red x’s. But peeking out from behind an artistic Snowtrooper helmet seemed to be none other than C-3PO himself. His golden face and circular eyes seem too accurate not to be a version of the protocol droid. With other legendary Star Wars characters on the way this season, it seems likely there’ll be other notable Easter eggs in later episodes. Take a look at the C-3PO art below.
What do you make of the Star Wars Easter egg? Is that meant to be C-3PO? Are you excited to see what else is ahead in The Mandalorian season two? Sound-off in the comments below!
The Mandalorian stars Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Giancarlo Esposito, and Carl Weathers with Rosario Dawson rumored to be playing Ahsoka Tano and Timothy Olyphant cast in a currently undisclosed role. The upcoming series is set to be directed by series creator Jon Favreau, executive producer Dave Filoni, alongside fellow season one directors Rick Famuyiwa and Bryce Dallas Howard. Ant-Man director Peyton Reed will also helm at least one episode as will star Carl Weathers and Sin City director Robert Rodriguez.
The Mandalorian season two is set to debut on October 30th on Disney Plus. Stay tuned for all the latest news on Star Wars and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.