There is such a thing as too much of a good thing and that also goes, sadly for The Mandalorian
The Mandalorian returns for a second season on October 30th; streaming exclusively on Disney+ and I couldn’t be more excited. However, over the last year or so; many rumors have surfaced about the fabled Season 2 of the breakout show, mainly the appearance of many familiar faces. While this might seem awesome, in reality, fan service really is not something that a series should be built on. That’s the fatal flaw of The Force Awakens.
The Mandalorian Season 2 is only 8 episodes so there is little time for too many characters to appear but if all the rumors are true; what makes The Mandalorian such a fantastic show will be muddled and bogged down by fan spam. The Mandalorian introduced us to a whole cast of incredible new characters and really doesn’t need so many cameos. Rumors have swirled with talk of Ahsoka, Maul, Luke Skywalker, Ezra Bridger, Sabine Wren, Bo-Katan, and even Boba Fett appearing and while this might be awesome in theory, it could really take away from the Mandalorians trailblazing path.
The worst would be Boba because that would just be shoehorning another Mandalorian in the show, just to re-market him. Fett is dead and he’s the clone of a fake Mandalorian. He’s dead. Let him digest in the Sarlacc. We don’t need him. I have no doubt that Season 2 will be exemplary; yet I will not appreciate the desire to please fanboys and girls, spoil the soup.
Let’s hope we just get Ahsoka and maybe a Yoda/Yaddle parent mention and allow the brilliant mind of Jon Favreau to continue to break the mold.
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