Warning: There are spoilers ahead for The Mandalorian season 2 episode 4!
Among the many characters of The Mandalorian, Moff Gideon is arguably the most intriguing. The Imperial officer is currently hunting for The Child for unknown reasons. He has also come into possession of the legendary Darksaber. The latest episode teased that he might be building his own army. But it appears that fans will have to wait for Season 3 to fully know how and why.
“I have a feeling you’ll see more of me next season,” actor Giancarlo Esposito said while talking to EW. “More than likely you’re going to see a lot of Moff Gideon. I can’t be sure of that, but it seems as though this iconic journey that they want you to feel it. I think you’re going to start to see other storylines start to creep in. When we start to realize there’s such a deep connection [between the show’s storylines and] the rest of the galaxy and what’s really happening. Maybe you’ll get an inkling of what he wants.”
Even though the interviewer pressed him, the actor didn’t reveal much about Moff Gideon’s plans. Nor about those Dark Trooper-esque soldiers at the end of the episode.
“I think we’re all trying to figure out what does he really wants,” he said. “Somewhere in my brain, I hold out something and he has some kind of ethical consideration here. When people flow out of control and there are all these different Moffs who’ve been assigned different areas to be wardens of, isn’t there one person or someone that may have guidance over all of them? They’re questions that are answered. It could be super soldiers. It could be that he wants to save the galaxy.”
Esposito added that Baby Yoda might represent “the possibility of a new humanity of a new consciousness,” referring to the midi-chlorian count mentioned by Dr. Pershing’s hologram.
The next episode of The Mandalorian Season 2 will debut on Disney+ on Nov. 27. All the new episodes will drop every Friday at midnight.
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