Why Are There More Spoilers for ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2?

The Mandalorian was one of the biggest hits of 2019 and it was such a welcome surprise for Star Wars fans for so many reasons.

One of those surprises was Baby Yoda, who instantly became an internet meme as well as a beloved character without even having to say a word.

Nobody saw Baby Yoda coming, and that was part of the reason why he got such a good reception. That said, for season 2 of the show, there have already been more spoilers than there were for Season 1. Here’s a look at why that is.

‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2 spoilers (so far)

Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau
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If you want to stay completely unspoiled, then stop reading here. 

Recently, Lucasfilm announced several new cast members for Season 2 of the show. One of the more recent announcements was that Katee Sackhoff will be playing the live-action Bo-Katan in Season 2, and that Temuera Morrison will be playing Boba Fett in the season as well.

Sackhoff notably was the voice actress for Bo-Katan in ‘The Clone Wars’ TV show, and Morrison played Jango Fett, the father of Boba Fett, in ‘Attack of the Clones.’

Earlier this year, Lucasfilm also announced that Rosario Dawson would be joining the cast as Ahsoka Tano. Dawson was not the voice actress for Ahsoka Tano in ‘The Clone Wars,’ but she will be playing the character nonetheless.

Since all three of these characters come from either the movies or the TV shows, their stories coming into season 2 of The Mandalorian are somewhat predictable. For example, the last time anyone saw Boba Fett, he was presumably being eaten by a desert creature on Tatooine. But, since he’s showing up in season 2, then that says to audiences that he somehow survived that encounter. 

Why there are more spoilers for Season 2 of ‘The Mandalorian’

In the first season of the show, there were two massive surprises that no one saw coming. The first was Baby Yoda, and the second was the appearance of the Darksaber, which is a unique weapon that showed up in ‘The Clone Wars.’ Disney purposefully decided not to produce Baby Yoda toys in advance, and thanks to that, fans weren’t spoiled by seeing Baby Yoda toys show up in stores before the show premiered. 

The Darksaber has been part of Star Wars lore for a while now, so Disney didn’t have to do that same tactic for it. But still, since both the Darksaber and Baby Yoda were physical props, it was also very easy for Disney and Lucasfilm to hide those two surprises from potential leakers. 

Human actors however, are much harder to hide. This is really the main reason why there are so much more spoilers for season 2 than there was for season 1.

Whether it’s paparazzi following actors around, one way or another, casting news will get revealed to the world. So, Disney and Lucasfilm decided to just announce the casting news themselves to get ahead of the leakers.

Are these really spoilers though?

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That said, Lucasfilm isn’t dumb. It knows that Star Wars fans can easily connect the dots between casting news and what might happen in Season 2. That’s why some fans don’t think that these casting news are actually spoilers. 

Like Lucasfilm showed, it could hide the big surprises from audiences if it wanted to. That’s how they hid Baby Yoda and that’s how they hid the Darksaber. What these casting news may also mean is that the real surprises won’t come until season 2 premieres. 

Plus, by announcing casting news, Lucasfilm and Disney can keep the show on people’s minds. This is a really easy way to keep people watching, thinking, and talking about The Mandalorian and the rich universe of Star Wars.