Disney Plus released the second episode of “The Gallery: The Mandalorian” on Friday, giving us a second look behind-the-scenes of “The Mandalorian.”

In the first episode — which was released on “Star Wars” Day — the directors of all the episodes offered little easter eggs about production of “The Mandalorian.”

For the second episode, actors, directors and producers shared why “Star Wars” is so important to them.

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Here are some nuggets of information we discovered.

George Lucas would always tease a new ‘Star Wars’ film

  • In the years after “Return of the Jedi,” George Lucas would appear at annual meetings for Industrial Light and Magic where he would take questions. Every year, he would be asked about future “Star Wars” films. He would often answer with doubt and uncertainty. But one year, he said it was more likely to happen. That was right before the prequel trilogy was made.

“The Phantom Menace” has the most miniature work of all the “Star Wars” films.

  • The first film in the “Star Wars” prequels had the most mini-props for set and figure design.
  • According to Jon Favreau, most people assumed “Phantom Menace” was made through CGI. But it was actually mini-figurine models that put together the bulk of the story’s characters and set designs.

IG-11 was nursed back to health to give “The Mandalorian” some heart.

  • IG-11 tried to kill the Child — known as Baby Yoda to the masses — in the first episode. But Mando killed IG-11 to stop him. In order to make IG-11 likeable, “The Mandalorian” added a scene where IG-11 learned to walk again to make him vulnerable and give him a chance of rebirth. According to Favreau, IG-11’s return to the team with Mando gave the two characters a deeper connection, which showed the show’s heart.

The lightsaber battle in “The Phantom Menace” was really important to Anakin Skywalker’s story.

  • Director Dave Filoni, who heads up “The Clone Wars,” said that Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi’s lightsaber battle with Darth Maul meant a lot to the “Star Wars” franchise. Qui-Gon fought to be Anakin’s father figure. But he died in the battle, leaving Obi-Wan to train Anakin. Over time, Anakin and Obi-Wan become more like brothers. Anakin later loses his mother. So he’s without a parental figure. “Star Wars is about family,” Filoni said.
  • The result of the fight set Anakin Skywalker on a path that led him to become Darth Vader. But, it’s also what saved him. In “Return of the Jedi,” he rescued Luke Skywalker from Emperor Palpatine’s lightning strikes, becoming the father that he never had.
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