The Mandalorian is back—well, almost! The show returns for Season 2 on October 30, but we’re beyond stoked today because there’s a brand new trailer featuring the first new footage of Baby Yoda (and also the Mandalorian) in a hot minute. The trailer has everything: aliens, action, far-off worlds, more Carl Weathers and Gina Carano—and, of course, Baby Yoda doing his scene-stealing Baby Yoda thing. 2020 has been a garbage year, and we desperately need the breakout hit of 2019 to bring some intergalactic glee into our orbit.
But the trailer has a lot more going on—especially if you keep rewatching it over and over again on a loop. No shame, for that is the way for us Star Wars fans. We know a lot about Season 2 already, but were there more clues in the trailer? This is Star Wars. There are always more clues, teases, and Easter eggs.
Below you’ll find a list of things that stood out to us from this first look at The Mandalorian Season 2. But first—rewatch that trailer!
Return to Tatooine
You can’t call a thing Star Wars if it doesn’t include a little jaunt to Tatooine. The Mandalorian dropped in on the desolate planet for an episode of Season 1 (remember, Amy Sedaris and Ming-Na Wen?) and it looks like there’s a return visit in store for Season 2. How do you signify that? You show a Tusken Raider on top of a bantha. Nothing says “Tatooine” more than a Tusken raider on a bantha!
Voyage to Mon Cala?
And just because The Mandalorian wants to show you that Season 2 has the range, we go from the driest planet to the wettest planet. Din Djarin and his foundling hit the docks and, later, a boat for an aquatic adventure. It’s entirely possible that this water planet is Mon Cala, the home of Admiral Ackbar and the species known as the Quarren—and you can see plenty of Quarren on the dock.
Meet Sasha Banks
The only new face we see in the trailer belongs not to Rosario Dawson or Katee Sackhoff or any of the other rumored additions to the cast—but to Sasha Banks. We don’t know who the WWE star is playing, but we’ve got a theory: could she be Star Wars Rebels character Sabine Wren? We see Sasha’s cloaked character under voiceover about the Jedi. And we know that from series finale of Rebels, Sabine is working closely with Jedi warrior Ahsoka Tano. And it’s been all but confirmed that Rosario Dawson is playing Ahsoka in Mandalorian Season 2. Truly, is there a better go-between for a Jedi and a Mandalorian than Sabine Wren, a Mandalorian who’s allied with a Jedi?
Trouble with Rebels
I mean, we don’t know much other than there are some X-wings in the trailer—but come on, when you see X-wings, you gotta get x-cited. The Rebellion only popped up briefly in Season 1, when a squad of X-wings (played by a bunch of Mandalorian directors) blew up that bounty hunter ship. It looks like, judging from this outer-space-to-atmosphere chase scene, our buddy Mando is going to get into some serious trouble with the good guys.
We were promised jetpacks, and The Mandalorian Season 2 delivers! Din Djarin was gifted this piece of tech by the Armorer in the Season 1 finale, and now he gets to fly like an eagle–or the Star Wars equivalent. A mynock? Hopefully with way more grace than a mynock.
The standout scene from the trailer has to be the Gamorrean wrestling match. This is exactly what makes The Mandalorian great: it takes existing characters, aliens, tech, etc., from all over Star Wars canon and asks “If this is true, then what else is true?” If Gamorreans are used as heavies for gangsters, then they’d probably be great wrestlers. The Mandalorian continually puts bits of Star Wars lore into contexts that make so much sense, but feel so fresh—and this is the only time that a sweaty, Star Wars wrestling ring will be called “fresh.”
Is that an abyssin?
And just like with the Gamorrean MMA fighters, the trailer includes an appearance from a one-eyed alien. We don’t know the character’s name or who’s providing the voice just yet, but it looks like the character is an Abyssin. What’s an Abyssin? It’s one of the many, many alien species featured in the cantina scene from Star Wars: A New Hope. Again, this is what makes The Mandalorian such a fun show for Star Wars fans! Instead of creating a new alien, the creators combed through the cantina scene, frame by frame, and took a random alien from the background and made them the star of a trailer. You gotta love the attention to detail.
That new logo!
Come on—they added Baby Yoda to the logo. That’s adorable.