Production on the second season of The Mandalorian, Disney’s live-action Star Wars series, has begun. We’ve known that for a while, given how active showrunner Jon Favreau is on social media. He posted this image a full eight weeks ago:
“Greetings from the set of #TheMandalorian season 2.” Says it all.
In fact, we know new episodes are coming later this year. Given how popular (and excellent) the series has proved, it’s not too surprising that well-placed fans are already snagging some footage of the set. Beware potential SPOILERS below.
Specifically, we’re talking about the fans at Making Star Wars, who are on top of this kind of thing. They’ve released an on-set video that shows a TIE Fighter’s cockpit under a tarp, as well as some blackened and burned trees and stumps. Check it out:
Editor-in-chief Jason Ward believes the set to be either Mustafar (Darth Vader’s lava planet) or Nevarro, the planet where the Mandalorian enclave was, and where Mando (Pedro Pascal) and Cara Dune (Gina Carano) made their stand against Moff Gideon in the finale. It could also be the planet Mandalore after the Great Purge, a place we briefly saw in Mando’s flashbacks to his childhood.
That looks like the TIE Fighter Moff Gideon piloted in the finale, after all; Mando successfully blew it out of the sky, and Moff had to cut himself out of the wreckage with the Darksaber. Maybe season 2 will pick up right where season 1 left off.
What are your thoughts on the video? What are we looking at?