The Mandalorian Trailer Season 2: What Did We See?
You can set a clock to it. Star Wars trailers hit when I am busiest, vocationally. I can get frustrated about it. OR, I can roll with it and enjoy The Mandalorian Season 2 trailer a little late.
Now that I am unencumbered, I’ve avocationally watched the clip 10 times. It’s 10:34 PM.
And I pronounce The Mandalorian trailer to be the perfect combo of tease and taste test: “I have spoken.”
The Mandalorian: Season 1 Trailer
Firstly, and before we get into the nitty-gritty, let’s remember The Mandalorian Season 1 trailer.
Knowing what we now know, The Mandalorian Season 1 trailer really set the tone. The trashed Stormtrooper helmets. The dust. The grime. The, well, violence. The only narration is from The Client (as played by Werner Herzog): “Bounty hunting is a complicated profession… don’t you agree?”
Notice how much they DIDN’T show in the trailer. No hint of The Child. Darksaber? No other Mandalorians.
Really, the one solid thing this trailer did was push The Mandalorian into the realm of “scum and villainy.” And, really, the show stayed there all season.
The Mandalorian: Season 2 Trailer
Secondly, now that we’re reacquainted with the show, let’s watch the Season 2 trailer.
Possible Spoilers Ahead for The Mandalorian Season 2
Still here? Good.
This Is The Way
At this point, I’ve watched a ton of reaction, so I am not sure whose speculation is whose, so I will give ALL CREDIT to the three videos I reference at the end of this piece – they are my trusted sources and everyone involved knows a whole lot more than me.
- The clip starts with a bell – as in time to answer the bell?
- Notice the beat-up state of The Razorcrest (damaged fuselage, engine).
The Razorcrest Is that Ilum? Mon Cala? Image: Lucasfilm
- “Show me the one whose safety deemed such destruction…you must reunite it with its own kind.” says The Armorer.
- Obviously Tatooine, with a Tusken Raider (Sandpeople) on a bantha.
Good to see a Tusken Raider, no? Image: Lucasfilm
- The Armorer talks about Mandalorian history, saying, “The songs of eons past tell of battles between Mandalore the Great and an order of sorcerors called Jedi.” This is from episode 8 of Season 1 – nothing new here, kids. BUT I will point you to the below vid. It speaks of Jedi/Mandalorian history and maybe it would give some help to those trying to figure out what exactly the Darksaber really is:
- Snow scene. No, I don’t think this is Hoth. I agree that this could be Ilum (which becomes Starkiller Base in Star Wars: The Force Awakens). Jedi retrieved Kyber crystals from Illum (for their lightsabers). I believe that is the crushed Razorcrest in the background of the shot with The Child on the ground.
Is this Ilum? Is that The Razorcrest? Image: Lucasfilm.
- Next is a dock scene with folks heading to boats. Yes, I see two Siniteen (brainy-looking folk). But there are way more Quarren (faces look like manta rays) and Mon Calamari (squid faced beings) – both native to the Ocean planet Mon Cala.
- Speculation said that the woman on the dock is NOT Ahsoka Tano, but actually Sabine Wren (rumored to be played by Sasha Banks). I agree. We followed this rumor on DisneyBuzz.com back in May:
- X-wing fighters, presumably New Republic; yellow and red markings. Escorting the Razorcrest.
- Cara Dune (former Rebel) and Greef Karga (boss of the Bounty Hunter Guild) are shown, briefly.
- TIE-fighters (with folding wings) in the style flown by Moff Gideon.
- Scout Troopers on speeder bikes (familiar from Return of the Jedi)
- Graffiti strewn walls – an aside, Sabine Wren was known for her art and distinct graffiti style. However, I do not see any Rebel “Firebirds” here.
- Din walking into an ice cave. Check out the following picture from Star Wars: Clone Wars, where Jedi padawans enter a Jedi temple within an ice cave. Again, my gut agrees with folks who say this is Ilum.
- The Mandalorian says, “Wherever I go, he goes…”
- My online friend group speculated about the condition of the Razorcrest; perhaps the fireball is The Mandalorian’s ship; with the previous photo featuring what looks like a crushed ship showing the aftermath.
- Gammorean’s fighting with vibro-axes. ‘Natch.
- And, just like the Season 1 trailer, the Season 2 trailer closes with a violent throwdown from The Mandalorian. But, this time The Child shutting his space bassinet is the hilarious exclamation point.
- Of course, the trailer ends with “This is the Way.”
Credit Where Credit Is Due
Check out the following breakdowns:
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