‘The Mandalorian’ Star Giancarlo Esposito Hints at Moff Gideon’s Darksaber Battles in Season 2

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Fans can be seeing much more of Giancarlo Esposito in Season 2 of  The Mandalorian. In the Season 1 finale, his character, Moff Gideon, emerged from a crashed ship with a black-bladed saber. And based on Esposito, followers will discover Moff Gideon utilizing much more of that Darksaber within the upcoming season.

Giancarlo Esposito in 'The Mandalorian'
Giancarlo Esposito in ‘The Mandalorian’ | Disney

Giancarlo Esposito is happy to be part of ‘The Mandalorian’

Esposito is understood for his roles in standard initiatives like Once Upon a Time and Breaking Bad. But in a latest interview with Collider, the actor revealed how honored he felt to hitch the Star Wars franchise with The Mandalorian.

“First I have to get beyond the excitement of being in such an iconic piece of material,” Esposito stated.  “Star Wars is iconic. And would I’ve appreciated to have been in a Star Wars film versus The Mandalorian tv present? I believe I’ve made this a considerably appropriate alternative.”

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He was drawn in by the Star Wars mythology

In his chat with Collider, Esposito revealed that it wasn’t simply the grandeur of Star Wars that drew him into the position of Moff Gideon. He stated that the mythology and storytelling facet of the franchise, mixed with the showrunners’ imaginative and prescient that appealed to him most. 

“John Favreau, in his great visionary way, has educated himself and partnered with David Filoni,” he stated. “So that mythology,  that was so connected to what George Lucas loved — so for me, it was an empowering moment. Firstly to get beyond being a part of the franchise and then to realize, I was going to wield a lightsaber.”

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Giancarlo Esposito did all of his stunts in ‘The Mandalorian’

The storyline for Season 2 of The Mandalorian remains to be a thriller, however it’s going to possible concentrate on Moff Gideon’s quest to accumulate The Child, aka Baby Yoda. Esposito can be concerned in much more of the motion this season, and the actor informed Collider that he did all of the stunts himself.

 “I don’t want to allow you to have any spoilers but I did all of my stunt work on my own without a lot of rehearsal,” he stated. “Even though it’s a fairly big budget technological piece with the volume and all the things that are going on, sometimes that leaves less time to pay more attention to.”

Esposito additionally famous that The Mandalorian was nominated for a 2020 Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Stunt Coordination. In complete, the present was nominated for 15 Emmys, together with Outstanding Drama Series.

Fans will see Moff Gideon wield Darksaber in Season 2 of ‘The Mandalorian’

After seeing Moff Gideon emerge from that crash with Darksaber, followers are anxious to see what he’ll do with it in Season 2. Esposito revealed just a few particulars about his saber stunt work that trace hell be concerned in some epic saber battles.

“So having a lightsaber, I have a couple of different ones because of the technology that’s involved,” he stated in his chat with Collider. “They sometimes put the saber in and I have a handle only. But in working with that handle, I have to remember that there’s four and a half, five feet more of that saber. It’s the way you handle it, so I had to practice. And sometimes I have a full saber that lights up.”

“I hope I’m not giving too much away in regard to the technology of it,” he continued. “So yes, I had to practice my moves and it’s all in the wrist to allow us to see if that saber is not there — you want to keep your wrist a certain way,  so it was a bit complicated.”

The Mandalorian star additionally admitted that he didn’t maintain again throughout his lightsaber stunt work, which he teases followers will see very quickly. But he revealed that in his effort to make the struggle scenes sensible, he might have destroyed a prop or two. 

“I remember the props guy coming to me and [he] said, “Um, okay so this is our last lightsaber,” recalled Esposito. “Because you’ve got to pull your hits. You don’t want to destroy the technology, but you want it to look real. Isn’t that ultimately what we want? So it was tricky and wonderful and I had to be very attentive.”

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