This is the way.
Disney+ announced Wednesday that the second season of its flagship series, The Mandalorian, will debut on October 30th. The series tells the tale of Mandalorian bounty hunter Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal). He’s good at his job and always brings in his prey until the target turns out to be a child from the same species as Jedi Master Yoda. Essentially adopting the Child, Djarin meanders the galaxy trying to keep the 50-year-old infant safe from the machinations of an Imperial Remanent. The series also features Gina Carano, Carl Weathers, and Giancarlo Esposito.
Season 2 will also reportedly feature the live action debut of Star Wars: The Clone Wars favorite Ahsoka Tano (with Rosario Dawson in the part) and her clonetrooper friend Rex (with Temuera Morrison reportedly assuming the role for the first time). Morrison may also suit up as Boba Fett, but this unconfirmed. Justified‘s Timothy Olyphant will also make an appearance with reports indicating he will play novel series character Cobb Vanth — although we still hold out hope he will end up playing Boba Fett pretender Jodo Kast. Why have just two engines of destruction when you can have three or four?
And while we’re talking pretenders, it would be interesting to see the series address whether or not Djarin would recognize a Fett as anything close to kin. In older expanded universe stories, both Boba and Jango Fett were said to be imposters who stole their armor. Considering Kast and Vanth also stole the Fett armor, it could make for some fabulous conflict as Djarin is our first true Mandalorian in live action.
The Mandalorian return on October 30th.