'The Mandalorian' Season 4: Will we see Mandalore restored to its former glory and reunited under Darksaber?
The appearance of the Darksaber, the introduction of Bo-Katan in Season 2, and the promise of more Mandalorians implies great things for Mandalore
For those unfamiliar with its grand history, 'The Mandalorian' Season 1 only gave a glimpse into its world history and its culture until the appearance of the Darksaber in the season's very last moments tore everything wide open, tying into a long history whose legend began being told years ago in 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars'. The Darksaber -- a symbol of power under which the Mandalorian tribes are meant to unite -- is now in the hands of the shattered Empire, but the appearance of a certain 'The Clone Wars' character means that it could be retrieved, and Mandalore restored to its former glory, one way or the other.
The history of the Darksaber and Mandalore is long and fraught. Suffice to say, the Jedi and the Mandalorians have not had the most peaceful history -- in fact, the Mandalore-Jedi was responsible for the utter devastation of the planet of Mandalore, where life could only flourish in specially sealed domes that protect its people from the harsh environments of the outside. As such, the Darksaber, which was first wielded by the very first Mandalorian to become a Jedi, has become a symbol of the Mandalorians' power in the face of the Jedi Order.
Uniting the Mandalorians under the Darksaber was actually the last time we saw it. The powerfully iconic weapon was wielded by Mandalorian leader Bo-Katan Kryze, who has been portrayed by Katee Sackhoff on 'The Clone Wars' and will be portrayed by her again in her first live-action appearance on Season 2 of 'The Mandalorian.' How Bo-Katan lost the Darksaber is an important part of 'Star Wars' lore -- one that Season 2 will have to answer. Doubtless, her mission will be to retrieve it, and to that end, she will recruit any Mandalorian she can to her cause.
The trailer for 'The Mandalorian' Season 2 sees the Mandalorian (Pedro Pascal) say that he is seeking out other Mandalorians to guide him, meaning that Season 2 will give Mandalore more of a focus than it's received before on the show. With the Darksaber involved, there are obviously big plans in store for the warrior planet, and many questions to be answered. Mandalore could very well be on its way to returning to its former glory before Jedi wars, the Empire's control, and the Purge tore it apart.
'The Mandalorian' releases on Disney+ on December 30.