The Mandalorian has never shied away from referencing the original films, but the season two premiere features a few Easter eggs from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.
Warning! Spoilers ahead for The Mandalorian season two.
Although many fans are keen to see how characters like Boba Fett and Ahsoka Tano play into The Mandalorian season two, many have already noticed some incredible references buried into the world of the space western. Obviously during the premiere episode the we saw Timothy Olyphant’s Cobb Vanth don the bounty hunter’s discarded armor to defend Mos Pelgo. But the episode also included some neat little references to Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.
One eagle-eyed fan, @coldjadedeyed, spotted a detail on the jet pack in the premiere, which showed a replacement panel to cover up the damage done to it by Han Solo in the original trilogy‘s third film. Presumably it was fixed by Cobb Vanth or the Jawas who acquired it. While the second was spotted by @maredfield, who pointed out that the text circling the hologram of the Death Star’s destruction is actually the second paragraph from Return of the Jedi‘s opening crawl. Take a look below.
The high level of artistic detail in The Mandalorian is amazing.
Boba Fett Jetpack was repaired in the precise spot where it was damaged by Han Solo in Return of the Jedi.
This is why I love Star Wars✨ pic.twitter.com/pJnJ2vB5Nx
— Star Wars Passion (@starwarspassion) November 6, 2020
— Marina (@maredfield) November 3, 2020
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The Mandalorian stars Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Giancarlo Esposito, and Carl Weathers with Rosario Dawson rumored to be playing Ahsoka Tano and Timothy Olyphant as Cobb Vanth. 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 episodes premiere every Friday on Disney Plus. Stay tuned for all the latest news on Star Wars: Return of the Jedi and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.