Season 2 of “The Mandalorian” is just 11 days away, and in case you weren’t already excited enough, the final trailer is here to add a little more hype before the show’s premiere on October 30.
It wasn’t much, considering the trailer lasted just 60 seconds, but there were plenty of exciting reveals to break down. Let’s get started.
The trailer opens with two X-Wings in hot pursuit of Mando and his ship as it crash lands on an icy planet. This is a big reveal, because in the initial trailer we were unsure whether the ships were chasing the Mandalorian or accompanying him. Now we know that unsurprisingly Mando has found himself on the wrong side of the law.
In our breakdown of the first trailer, we guessed that this mysterious world could be Ilum – home to the Crystal Cave and the best kyber crystals, until the First Order gutted the planet to create Starkiller Base.
We then see Mando reuniting with Greef Karga (Carl Weathers) and Cara Dune (Gina Carano) with everyones favorite child in tow. Baby Yoda is looking cute as ever in the Mandalorian’s arms, and the bounty hunter shares with his old friends that he’s on a quest to reunite the child with his own kind.
As a reminder, this series takes place between the original trilogy and the sequel trilogy. That means the OG Yoda is already dead, so there won’t be any reunions there, but could we get a glimpse of other tiny, green Jedi? Maybe even a Yaddle sighting? The Star Wars universe has always been extremely coy about Yoda’s species, so this seems like the perfect opportunity to finally dive deeper.
Mando continues to speak – seemingly to Karga and Dune – as he tells them if he can locate other Mandalorians, they can help guide him on his quest. We’ve already seen other Mandalorians back in Season 1, but we also know that Boba Fett, as well as Sabine Wren, a human female Mandalorian warrior, have been rumored to be involved in Season 2. Sounds like they could be the perfect guide for our hero.
As Mando speaks, we see a speeder zooming across the deserts of what appears to be Tatooine, considering there’s a very cool glimpse of a dinosaur-like Bantha skeleton. The speeder is too far away to determine who’s piloting it, but in the first trailer someone armored with a jetpack rode a similar speeder in a similar location. Could be Mando, could be the return of Boba Fett?
We then see the Mandalorian reparing his damaged ship on the icy planet, followed by old footage of his encounter with the one-eyed Gore Keresh and the subsequent dismantling of his entourage.
Then, scout troopers pursue a speeder carrying Karga, Dune and a famiar face – or at least species – it’s the Mythrol from the Season 1 premiere, aka the blue fish man who Mando first captured. The crew dispatch of the troopers, then we see a few glamor shots of Mando, Dune, Karga, and of course, Baby Yo.
As Ludwig Göransson’s epic theme kicks in, we reach the climax, although it’s not new footage. Mando runs towards a cliff, shouts “Here we go!” and takes off across the edge thanks to his trusty old jetpack.
For all the hype surrounding the reveal of the trailer at halftime of Monday Night Football, the brief teaser didn’t deliver too many new reveals. But with the season just days away, it’s not like anyone needed help getting any more excited.
This is the way.
Zach Goins is a member of the North Carolina Film Critics Association based in Charlotte, N.C. Zach co-founded Inside The Film Room in 2018 and serves as Editor-in-Chief of the website and co-host of the podcast. Zach also serves as a film critic for CLTure.org.