All too often, season finales fail to pay off the viewer for all of the time they’ve committed throughout the season. This does not hold true for The Mandalorian. First, fans finally got to learn the enigmatic title character’s true name — it’s Din Djarin — and see Pedro Pascal‘s sweaty, bloody face in the Season One finale.
Then, series creator Jon Favreau and director Peyton Reed upped the ante with the Season Two finale, giving Star Wars fans the single greatest scene of the entire series — and some say, of the entire post-Disney acquisition of Lucasfilm library — when a young Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill by way of stand-in motion capture and de-aging CGI), fresh off of his defeat of the Emperor and at the height of his Jedi powers, easily carved a swath through the seemingly indestructible Dark Troopers to rescue Baby Yoda, er, Grogu.
The scene reinvigorated many wayward Star Wars fans who had grown disillusioned by the franchise after the sequel trilogy and the way Luke and other classic characters had been “done dirty” by Lucasfilm.
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Reed thanked Hamill for the opportunity to work with him on this episode, sharing a fan moment of his own that many Star Wars fans can relate to.
When I was a kid, this photo hung on my bedroom wall. STAR WARS, and Luke Skywalker in particular, meant a great deal to me.
Some things never change.
— Peyton Reed (@MrPeytonReed) January 15, 2021
Jon Favreau is the co-creator and showrunner of The Mandalorian. Season 2 directors include Favreau, Dave Filoni, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rick Famuyiwa, Carl Weathers, Peyton Reed and Robert Rodriguez. Gina Carano, Weathers and Giancarlo Esposito also star.
Season Three of The Mandalorian is expected to go into production this summer for a 2022 release. The spin-off series, The Book of Boba Fett will be released on Disney+ in December.
The Mandalorian is currently streaming on Disney+.
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