'The Mandalorian' Season 2: Jon Favreau teased opening scene of new chapter with a Gamorrean nearly one year ago
Favreau appears to have known exactly what the opening scene of Season 2 would be, as far back as December 2019
Spoilers for 'The Mandalorian' Season 2 Episode 1 'The Marshal'
'Star Wars' fans are lucky. Despite the global pandemic shutting down productions for film and television all over the world, 'The Mandalorian' started shooting just early enough to be able to present its second season almost exactly a year after it first debuted - and creator Jon Favreau even teased the episode's opening scene way back in December with a photo that left fans mystified.
The production behind 'The Mandalorian' is used to keeping things close to the chest. Before the show aired, there was little to no information about what the series was even about aside from the fact that it focused on a Mandalorian bounty hunter on the Outer Rim of the galaxy after the Empire's defeat. The only real tease we had before the official trailer was a single image from Jon Favreau showing the Mandalorian's (Pedro Pascal) signature Amber Phase-Pulse blaster.
Jon Favreau repeated the minimalist tease on the day of 'The Mandalorian' Season 1 finale, simple writing "Season 2 of #TheMandalorian coming Fall 2020". Included in the tweet was an image of a Gemorrean - the swine like green-skinned alien grunts of Tatooine, the scene in the employ of Jabba the Hutt in 'Return of the Jedi'.
Fans at the time did not know what to make of this, as given the varied nature of the show and the minimal significance of these creatures, the picture could imply anything. Rest assured, the Gemorreans did not have a major role to play in the first episode of 'The Mandalorian', even if they were significant set dressing for the opening scene.
The opening scene sees the Mandalorian, with the Child in tow, walking into an underground fighting ring to seek out an informant who could tell him where to find other Mandalorians. The informant is watching a pair of Gemorrean's fight in the ring - ones that appear to have some sort of crude force field augment that flashes blue whenever their weapons clash. The informant attempts to get the Mandalorian to bet his highly valued Beskar Steel on the result of the fight - but when the Mandalorian refuses to play along, the informant shoots one of the Gemorrean's with a blaster and has his goons attack the Mandalorian immediately. The tease was a long time coming, but it was absolutely worth the wait!
The next episode of 'The Mandalorian' airs November 6, on Disney+.