‘The Mandalorian’ Star Giancarlo Esposito Reveals Fans Will See More of The Child’s Powers in Season 2

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Giancarlo Esposito performs the villain Moff Gideon in The Mandalorian. The actor may have a a lot bigger function in season 2, as his character continues to pursue The Child, aka Baby Yoda. And in a current interview, he revealed followers be taught much more about The Child and his powers this season.

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

Moff Gideon survived his crash within the season 1 finale of The Mandalorian

Moff Gideon is a power to be reckoned with. And he proved it in The Mandalorian season 1 finale. After his cruiser crashes right into a heap of rubble, the villain emerges wielding Darksaber.

In Season 2, Gideon will proceed his mission to seize The Child. It nonetheless isn’t clear why he needs the little inexperienced man, however in keeping with Esposito, he’ll be preventing Mando tooth and nail to get him. 

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“I’ll be going toe-to-toe with Mando,” Esposito instructed Entertainment Weekly. “It’s an iconic battle. I want to disarm him mentally as well. Who knows? Maybe there’s an opportunity to get him to fight some battles for me. You may think I’m a villain, but I’m trying to harness some energy and some powers for a path that could be best for all. You’ll get to see him be somewhat diplomatic and more of a manipulator.”

Mando and The Child will nonetheless be on the run 

In the season 1 finale of The Mandalorian, Mando manages to flee the troopers and Moff Gideon. He takes The Child again to his ship and heads out to seek out others like him. And when speaking to Entertainment Weekly, lead star Pedro Pascal revealed that Season 2 would choose up  proper the place the finale left off. 

“We start very directly after the first [season] and [Mando’s] going into very dangerous territory,” the actor defined. “He is very much a passenger to the experience in unexpected ways — not knowing what’s to come, not knowing how much or how best to protect the Child. We don’t know how far he will go to do that, and they’re finding new ways to push the envelope.”

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Esposito suggests ‘The Mandalorian’ followers will be taught extra about The Child’s powers in season 2

Ever since The Child was launched in season 1, The Mandalorian followers have been speculating his origins and significance within the Star Wars universe. Some assume he may be associated to Yoda, and others wonder if or not he’ll proceed to make use of the Force for good. 

But in keeping with Esposito, followers will be taught much more about The Child in season 2. In an interview with Collider, the actor recommended viewers will see The Child wield extra powers this time round, and so they’ll additionally get a few of Moff Gideon’s backstory.

“The subsequent season of The Mandalorian goes to be very attention-grabbing since you’re going to begin to discover out the ability of The Child, what The Child actually means,” teased Esposito. “You may even begin to uncover the origins of the Darksaber that Moff Gideon has and the way that performs into earlier Star Wars historical past linked to The Clone Wars and different exhibits.”

The actor famous that the collection’ universe will broaden this season. And he additionally hinted the present would set-up arcs for future seasons. 

“We’re living in a universe that is huge and [has] so much to explore,” Esposito added. “So I think this show is going to start to lay the groundwork for the depth and breadth that’s going to come in season 3 and season 4, where you’re really gonna start to get answers.”

The Mandalorian season 2 premieres Oct. 30 on Disney+.

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