The Mandalorian is the biggest property in the Star Wars universe right now after the Skywalker Saga ended with The Rise of Skywalker in December last year. The anticipated second season is set to debut in October this year on Disney +.
Now that The Mandalorian Season 2 has finished shooting, excitement is building around where the new season could be going. Fans have so far been treated to the casting announcements of Terminator star Michael Biehn as another bounty hunter and the highly anticipated live action debut of The Clone Wars character Ahsoka Tano, played by Rosario Dawson. But there has been a lot of speculation around what other big names or new characters could be appearing in the coming season.
According to Making Star Wars editor-in-chief Jason Ward, Halloween and Knives Out star Jamie Lee Curtis could be making her first appearance in the Star Wars universe in The Mandalorian Season 2. The evidence for this comes from Curtis being spotted multiple times around the set of The Mandalorian and in the general filming area. The Mandalorian primarily shoots on stages in Los Angeles and occasionally New York so there are a number of productions Curtis could have been working on. However, it seems that she was present on set multiple times during the shooting schedule of The Mandalorian Season 2 so there is a decent chance she could be making a character appearance
Ward has reached out to his sources and to Curtis for clarification, but nothing has been 100% confirmed at this time.
WHAT THIS MEANS
This is definitely just a rumor at this stage but if true would be a huge casting achievement for the series. As one of the most successful Star Wars properties, it is well within The Mandalorian's power to draw big stars to the table. Season One brought in notable names such as Werner Herzog and Carl Weathers along with series stars Pedro Pascal and Giancarlo Esposito.
There is no indication of who Jamie Lee Curtis could be playing but there is room for more leading female characters in The Mandalorian, considering Gina Carano was the only significant female lead in the first season. As classic Hollywood royalty, Curtis can also bring a gravitas to her role that could potentially fill the void left by Carrie Fisher. The options are endless to what character she could be playing but perhaps it could be a character in Rebel command similar to Fisher or Laura Dern's Vice Admiral Holdo (The Last Jedi) or maybe she'll play someone on the Mandalorian leadership side.
The Direct will keep you updated on any more news related to this rumor and other The Mandalorian Season 2 news.