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  1. The Mandalorian Season 2 premieres October 30, 2020, the day before Halloween. As it was with the first season of this Star Wars show, so too shall it be here – one episode at a time. If you’re the sort of television show consumer that enjoys watching an entire season in one sitting, you might just have to be the sort that’s OK with the “repeat all” button. The entire schedule for The Mandalorian Season 2 will debut each Friday of the month in October, November, and December (until December 18, 2020). The Schedule runs a little something like the following. The Mandalorian Season 2 premiere will hit Disney Plus at Midnight Pacific Time on October 30, 2020. That’s 1AM (01:00) Mountain Time, 2AM Central Time, 3AM Eastern. The show will appear at the same time around the world – if all goes as planned. The release time for subsequent Mandalorian episodes changes a bit, depending on where you live in the world. Each episode will appear around the world, in every place Disney+ is available to stream, but the quoted time will change for all regions that do not work with Daylight Savings Time. If you live inside the United States, you’ve got no confusing bits of time change to worry about. Beyond the confusing time nonsense that is Daylight Savings Time, that is to say. You’ll still see The Mandalorian premiere at Midnight Pacific Time, 3AM Eastern Time each Friday. Stick around SlashGear as we pick apart and analyze each episode of The Mandalorian Season 2 and beyond. We’ve gone deep before – now it’s time to go DEEPER! Can’t wait to see who it is (that mystery character) in that jangly set of Mando armor we saw back on Tatooine in Season 1! Source
  2. A warrior emerges — Disney leans hard into Space Western territory in new Mandalorian trailer “Mandalorian, look outside. They’re waiting for you.” Pedro Pascal stars in The Mandalorian, a new Star Wars series debuting on Disney+ in November. Disney's new streaming service, Disney+, launches next month, featuring the Mouse House's flagship eight-episode new series, The Mandalorian. It's a spinoff of the Star Wars franchise starring Pedro Pascal (Oberyn Martell, aka the Red Viper in Game of Thrones). And judging by the latest trailer, Disney is leaning hard into Space Western territory with this tale of a lone bounty hunter navigating the chaos in the wake of the Empire's collapse. Details have been scant, but per the official synopsis: "After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic." The premise is that after the defeat of the Empire in Return of the Jedi, there was a period of chaos and lawlessness as a new government struggled to emerge from the wreckage. Pascal told Entertainment Weekly that his character is very much in the vein of Clint Eastwood, with advanced combat skills and "questionable moral character." Showrunner Jon Favreau confirmed as much, telling EW, "It's like after the Roman Empire falls, or when you don't have a centralized shogun in Japan—and, of course, the Old West, when there wasn't any government in the areas that had not yet been settled." So I guess it's like Unforgiven or Gladiator in space, which could bode well, since both those films are terrific. Disney debuted the first trailer in August at its annual D23 Expo, and it gave little away. We caught glimpses of space battles, tense standoffs, and even Han Solo encased in carbonite (which doesn't quite jibe with the timeline but could be a flashback). Pascal's Mandalorian loomed menacingly but never uttered a word. The only dialogue came courtesy of Werner Herzog: "Bounty hunting is a complicated profession. Don't you agree?" First image of article image gallery. Please visit the source link to see all images. This latest trailer adds just a tiny bit more detail to the footage we've already seen. "Is the world more peaceful since the revolution?" Werner Herzog's voiceover asks as the camera pans over stormtrooper helmets mounted on spikes. "It is a shame that your people suffered." That gives us a hint that the Mandalorian wasn't always a lone gunfighter wandering the universe collecting bounties. Cut to the Mandalorian, being ambushed in a cavern and skillfully fighting off his attacker. The Mandalorian has been hired by the head of a bounty hunter guild named Greef Carga (Carl Weathers) to track an unspecified valuable asset. He has an ally/love interest in Cara Dune (Gina Carano), a former Rebel Shock Trooper-turned-mercenary who used to fight for the Rebel Alliance, and is aided by a droid named IG-11 (voiced by Taika Waititi). The droid is described as an innocent incapable of lying or comprehending sarcasm, but at least IG-11 looks pretty proficient with weapons in the trailer. Complicating matters is Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito), described as "a former governor under the Empire whose life changed after the Rebels destroyed the second Death Star." But it's Herzog's as-yet-unnamed villain who is front and center in this new trailer. "They said you were coming. They said you were the best in the parsec," the voiceover intones, as Herzog's character and Pascal's bounty hunter face off in what looks like a rogue's cantina. At last the Mandalorian finally speaks. "Mandalorian, look outside. They are waiting for you," Herzog says. The bounty hunter goes full Clint Eastwood in his rasping response: "Yeah? Good." Go ahead, Werner Hertzog. Make his day. The Mandalorian will be released in conjunction with Disney's new streaming platform, Disney+, on November 12, 2019. Listing image by YouTube/Disney Plus Source: Disney leans hard into Space Western territory in new Mandalorian trailer (Ars Technica) (To view the article's image gallery, please visit the above link)
  3. The Mandalorian’s second season won’t be delayed, says Disney CEO New Mandalorian episodes are still scheduled for October Image: Industrial Light & Magic and Lucasfilm Ltd. If you buy something from a Verge link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement. With production shut down on sets around the world, studios like Disney are being asked about upcoming seasons of highly anticipated shows and release dates for films. One show that won’t be affected is The Mandalorian, according to Disney’s CEO. Like Black Widow, filming on The Mandalorian was finished before shelter-at-home orders went into place and shut down production, Chapek told CNBC. Post-production is able to continue and is currently ongoing, so “there will be no delay on Mandalorian,” Chapek said. That’s a bit of good news for Star Wars fans who have wondered about the status of the show’s second season since the pandemic hit. Other Disney Plus shows, including The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and WandaVision, might not be in the same boat. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier was already dealing with production issues because of on-location filming problems. Chapek didn’t say whether the two shows — slated for August and December, respectively — would be released this year. The Verge has asked Disney for comment on the status of the shows. Chapek’s comments come just a couple of days after The Hollywood Reporter claimed that Boba Fett could return in the show’s second season. The character made famous in the original trilogy will reportedly be played by Temuera Morrison. Longtime Star Wars fans will recognize Morrison as the actor who played Jango Fett, Boba Fett’s father of sorts, in Star Wars: Episode II — Attack of the Clones. If the shows are delayed, Disney Plus will go months without new high-profile programming, which isn’t targeted at kids, that can attract new subscribers and keep current subscribers — with the exception of The Mandalorian’s second season. November 2020 marks the end of many one-year contracts for Disney Plus subscribers, including those who signed up via Verizon. Not having many new shows to keep people subscribed one year later will become an even bigger issue. If The Mandalorian is on track for an October release date as Chapek suggests, expect a specific release date announcement in the coming months. Source: The Mandalorian’s second season won’t be delayed, says Disney CEO (The Verge)
  4. Mandalorian season 2 may cast original Star Wars Jango Fett actor as Boba Fett Another fitting cameo in Mandalorian's second season (Image credit: Disney) Rumors about The Mandalorian season 2 are ramping up, and while we’ve already heard about several cameos, the latest takes the cake: Boba Fett will make an appearance, played by Jango Fett actor Temuera Morrison. Morrison will play the famed bounty hunter, according to The Hollywood Reporter, though he’ll reportedly only have a small role over the Mandalorian season 2. Morrison played Jango Fett in the second Star Wars prequel, Attack of the Clones, wherein the bounty hunter was the basis of the Republic’s clone army before he perished at the end of the film. Tellingly, Jango’s clone ‘son’ Boba Fett appeared in the movie as well, presumably explaining the easy resemblance for Morrison’s portrayal in The Mandalorian. But the big question might be how Boba Fett appears in the Disney Plus show set five years after Return of the Jedi – which, if you’ll remember, featured Boba’s apparent demise when he plummeted into the Sarlacc. So there’s a few ways he might appear in the new show. Theories and evidence Since Disney retconned the entire Expanded Universe to pave the way for the sequel trilogy, Boba Fett’s fate has remained a mystery. He hasn’t appeared, nor has his survival been confirmed. In other words, Fett could be dead, and return in a flashback, possibly from run-ins with the titular Mandalorian or to shed light on the fighting people’s culture. Or he could be alive and cross paths with our protagonist. Heck, there’s even fan theories that Fett has already appeared in the first season – either as one of the Mandalorians in the background of the subterranean warrior clan’s covert, or as the mysterious figure on Tatooine in the closing moments of season 1 episode ‘The Gunslinger.’ There’s another possibility, too: Morrison has also voiced clone troopers in the third prequel, Revenge of the Sith, and both Fetts in various Star Wars video games over the years. He could play a clone of Fett, or a pretender who has adopted the name. Whatever the case, we’ll find out when The Mandalorian season 2 arrives later in 2020. Source: Mandalorian season 2 may cast original Star Wars Jango Fett actor as Boba Fett (TechRadar)
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