In only a few short weeks, The Mandalorian Season 2 will soon be on our small screens. Given the awesomeness of the first season, I can’t wait. As a result, I have a few things to say about the brand new character posters.

The Mandalorian: The man himself. He’s now rocking the Mudhorn sigil on his shoulder and still has his “Whistling Birds” darts (shown surreptitiously in the trailer). Not to mention his still-pristine Beskar armor. If you look behind him on the graffiti wall, there appears to be a Gamorrean over his right shoulder (once again, we were shown the Gamorrean maquette shortly after the first season ended, and briefly glimpsed them in the new trailer). Finally, what we can see of his weapon looks like an Old West rifle. Star Wars may take its inspiration from classic mythology, but The Mandalorian is a Western.

The Child: Or Baby Yoda, whatever you want to call him. At over 50 years old (the same age as Anakin Skywalker) he’s still a baby of his species. The last season ended with The Armorer proclaiming Mando and the Child as a clan of two, and that they would be looking for Jedi. Judging by the trailer, the Child is a little older, able to operate his little floating crib’s closing feature. Like the Star Wars universe, the pram is a little beat-up, a little worse for wear but still functioning. Looking at the image directly, The Child looks like he’s encased in a Mandalorian helmet. However, I feel the most chilling information is located on the walls behind him. Scary faces on his left and right in the graffiti would scare anybody. The bottom right hand side of the pram has what appears to be a TIE fighter coming right at him, while the left looks like an arrow (perhaps the Mando’s “Whistling Bird” darts).

Cara Dune: Ah yes, Gina Carano herself. Her armor looks pretty much the same as it did last season. Oddly enough, she’s in the same pose she was in the first season’s poster before we knew anything about her. Still with the same heavy weaponry. As of the end of last season, Cara won a place with Greef Karga’s organization. However, the Rebel Alliance (now the New Republic in the timeline) must still play a big role in her life. You can clearly see her Rebel tattoo on her face, much more distinct than before. There’s also a giant Rebel symbol on the wall behind her as well as another Gamorrean face.

Greef Karga: The only character whose physical appearance has significantly changed since last season. In the last season, Greef was the head of the Bounty Hunter’s Guild, not above getting his hands dirty and having no problem betraying the Mandalorian. Since the final episode, Greef has apparently gone all respectable! He’s stayed on Navarro with Cara Dune, rebuilding the Guild (since the Mandalorians killed them all). His clothes are much nicer, no bullet holes and openly carrying a weapon. He’s also grown a grey goatee, making him look more benevolent and wiser. His graffiti walls are a bit more artistic than the rest. You see an Aqualish on the wall (Ponda Baba’s species) with a Ghostbuster’s slash through it. There’s also a more cartoonish Gamorrean on the right hand side.

But what does all this mean? I guess we’ll have to wait until October 30th to find out.

Art of Star Wars: The Mandalorian (Season One)
  • Hardcover Book
  • Szostak, Phil (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 256 Pages - 12/01/2020 (Publication Date) - Harry N. Abrams (Publisher)
Michael Davis
Michael F. Davis became obsessed with Star Wars after repeated viewings of The Empire Strikes Back on VHS and a 1983 viewing of Return of the Jedi in movie theaters. He also saw all the Special Editions in the theater, bought all the Shadows of the Empire tie-ins, and even took a bus trip to Maine to see The Phantom Menace. He is currently employed as a Librarian in the US but has always has his sights on a galaxy far, far, away….