The Mandalorian season two is fast approaching. With the season premiere dropping Friday, October 30th, the marketing campaign has activated its hyperdrive.
The series, which stars Pedro Pascal as a no-nonsense bounty hunter, made waves last year with its introduction of The Child, or "Baby Yoda" as the internet has dubbed him, due to his being the same species as the Jedi Master from Star Wars' Skywalker Saga.
From publcity photos to merchendise to promos, indeed the Star Wars corners of the internet will likely be experiencing a case of Mando mania this week as Lucasfilm and Disney prepare to release the first episode of season two.
A new promo has been offically released by Disney. This two minute short promotes the upcoming Monday Night Football on ESPN. It features a young boy in Mandalorian armor intercut with footage of the Chicago Bears and the L.A. Rams. The promo is also narrated by Moff Gideon himself, Giancarlo Esposito. You can check it out below:
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It's certainly an inspiring promo, especially as it's set to series composer Ludwig Göransson's rousing Mandalorian theme.
"If you have what it takes to be legendary, the reward is let's just say... bountiful." says Giancarlo Esposito in his narration.
"But to be a star, you can't just dress up in a shiny helmet and cape. You have to play the part and be the best." he continues as the boy in the promo puts on his Mandalorian helmet and exits his bedroom.
The narration proceeds to hype up fans for the game, making various football-related allusions and references.
Esposito concludes by adding, "Being the hero, the dream for any child. This is the way." The boy gazes into the eyes of his plush toy of the Child, then takes off his helmet and lays on the bed. He should know that according to Mandalorian code, if anyone sees him without that helmet on, he's never allowed to put it on again.