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The Mandalorian season two gets an official release date… but still no trailer though

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30 October. A time of the year usually reserved for dressing up as it falls on the day before Halloween. In other words, a very fitting release date for a certain Star Wars gunslinger who definitely knows a thing or two about dressing up and hiding his face behind some headgear! Yes, as revealed last night via a tweet from the official Disney+ account, the highly anticipated second season of The Mandalorian will premiere on the streaming platform on Friday, 30 October 2020.

We had been hearing rumblings for a while now already that Pedro Pascal’s armour-wearing Din Djarin and his cute li’l green companion would be returning to screens around then, but this is the first official word. Just why Disney left it so late to confirm is a bit of a mystery as the second season of The Mandalorian had actually wrapped principal photography not too long after the first season begun airing. And with post production work done remotely, the industry shutdown as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic didn’t affect it all. In fact, the sound stage where The Mandalorian had been shot was already in the process of being adapted for Disney’s Obi-Wan Kenobi series.

So what was the hold up? We don’t know. And it gets even weirder that we don’t have a trailer yet. It was expected that the first preview would have debuted at Star Wars Celebration, which would have been held on 18-21 August had the event not been cancelled due to the pandemic. According to subsequent murmurs on the grapevine, Disney would have instead debuted the trailer during the NBA Playoffs which aired in the US on 20 August. But the playoffs came and went and no trailer for The Mandalorian.

Hopefully, that all changes soon though. With what we’ve been hearing about how this sophomore season of the show will set up a bunch of other Star Wars TV projects by bringing in fan-favourite animated characters like Ahsoka Tano, Sabine Wren, and Bo-Katan Kryze, maybe reviving Boba Fett (kind of), having Giancarlo Esposito’s Moff Gideon wield the Darksaber, and maybe even just peeling back the mystery on Baby Yoda (like, giving us something to call him besides Baby Yoda!), every glimpse of The Mandalorian season two will be hotly anticipated.

Last Updated: September 3, 2020

7 Comments

  1. Iskape

    September 3, 2020 at 08:04

    Guess I best finish the first season now!

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    • CrAiGiSh

      September 3, 2020 at 09:19

      Worth it.

      Reply

  2. CrAiGiSh

    September 3, 2020 at 09:19

    Can’t wait !!!

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  3. For the Emperor!

    September 3, 2020 at 10:11

    Hmmm, watch season 1 to completion I still must…

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    • Son of Banana Jim

      September 8, 2020 at 16:10

      Do it! DO IT NOW! It’s a fantastic series, and probably the only little speck of hope left for Star Wars.

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  4. Original Heretic

    September 3, 2020 at 12:39

    Keep it secret. This is one series that doesn’t need a trailer, people will still flock to it.

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  5. Son of Banana Jim

    September 8, 2020 at 16:10

    I loved the first season, but I’m just waiting for Disney to ruin it. Will it be during the second season… will it be during the third? Eventually, even the Mandalorian will be infected by that black death carrying rat…. https://media1.giphy.com/media/d2lcHJTG5Tscg/giphy.gif

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