What’s going on?
In the Season 2 finale of “The Mandalorian,” Luke Skywalker showed up with a glowing green lightsaber to help Mando and Grogu defeat a squad of Dark Troopers. Luke then took baby Grogu under his wing.
- “No,” he told WGA. “The story unfolded as I wrote it. ‘The Mandalorian’ inherits a great deal from existing ‘Star Wars’ stories, and when I write, that context is always a consideration. It became clear that, within the established continuity, certain things were likely to transpire.”
“We have a tremendous amount of freedom afforded to us because of the gap in time between the films,” Favreau told WGA. “Dave Filoni and I are in constant discussion regarding how each story choice is impacted by, and would impact, existing ‘Star Wars’ material.”
The team knew for a year
“Star Wars” legend Mark Hamill said shortly after the Luke Skywalker cameo in “The Mandalorian” Season 2 finale that keeping the scene quiet helped avoid spoilers leaking, as I wrote for the Deseret News. Hamill hinted that he knew about the scene for more than a year.
- “The fact that we were able to keep my involvement a secret for over a year with no leaks is nothing less than a miracle. A real triumph for spoiler-haters everywhere!”