‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2 Premiere Brings Back Legendary ‘Star Wars’ Character

And no, Timothy Olyphant isn't playing him.

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The Mandalorian season 2 premiere brought back a legendary Star Wars character, but not in the way many fans expected.


There’s been plenty of rumors flying around over the last few months over which characters may or may not be returning to the Star Wars universe in The Mandalorian season two, but the premiere episode just brought back a truly iconic character. The character’s arrival comes soon after Disney Plus seemingly confirmed Rosario Dawson as Ahsoka Tano in season two, while Rahul Kohli recently addressed the theory that he’s playing Ezra Bridger.

Obviously, spoilers ahead for the first episode of The Mandalorian season 2. When Din Djarin goes looking for other Mandalorians, his search takes him to Mos Pelgo – an old mining town protected by Marshal Cobb Vanth (Timothy Olyphant) who wears Boba Fett’s old armor. Vanth explains that he bought the Beskar armor from Jawas that had scavenged it from the desert before agreeing to give Djarin the armor if he helps him kill a hulking Krayt Dragon that’s terrorizing the town. After teaming up with Tusken Raiders(!) they manage to take the giant Dune-style sandworm down.

But as Din and Baby Yoda speed back to the Razor Crest, a mysterious bald figure watches from the distance before turning around and revealing Temuera Morrison. The actor played Jango Fett in Attack of the Clones, as well as voicing many clones in the films as well as animation. The obvious suggestion here is that Boba Fett survived being eaten by the Sarlacc Pit (as the Star Wars comics revealed in A Barve Like That: The Tale of Boba Fett). It’ll be interesting to see how Morrison’s role affects the journey to reunite Baby Yoda with his people.

What did you make of The Mandalorian seemingly bringing back one of the most famous Star Wars characters? Did you like the premiere episode of 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.

Eammon Jacobs

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