When the first season of The Mandalorian dropped late last year, it proved that Star Wars had a future, and the future was as television shows on Disney+. It was released to rave reviews on story, characters, and groundbreaking visual effects. It also helped that Baby Yoda went viral almost immediately.
With the second season of The Mandalorian releasing in about 6 months and a trailer being released sometime in the next 3 months, it would stand to reason that after months of speculation of what we will see in the next season, these are the top 10 things we need to see in season 2. All of these are quite closely intertwined but that is mostly because of how tied Rebels became to Clone Wars following the first season.
Home of the New Republic
With Mando trying to figure out what to do with The Child, it would stand to reason that he may need to head to the New Republic and try to find a way to return the child home that way. The center of the New Republic in the new canon is actually Chandrila, the home of Chancellor Mon Mothma. Getting to see what the center of the galaxy looked like under the New Republic would help give more weight and clarification to the Sequel Trilogy since there is almost no information on what the Resistance is fighting for.
Coruscant could also be interesting to see what happened to the center of the Empire after the Emperor’s death. Some of the novels say that it became a lawless planet, with people vying for control during the Aftermath series.
Luke Skywalker and the Jedi Order
Though this is a huge leap, we need to see what Luke Skywalker is up to in the years following Return of the Jedi. There is a lot of story to tell about Skywalker, including how he found out about the events of the Prequels, and how he went from Jedi Knight to Jedi Master.
Baby Yoda could also use a Jedi teacher with The Child repeatedly passing out every time.
Beginning of the First Order
There is a lot of missing information in the Sequel Trilogy, as the films never really explain much of anything besides Rey and what Han, Luke, and Leia are doing. The rise of the First Order needs to be explained. How did they become so powerful? Why are they out in the Unknown Regions? What is their relationship with the New Republic? All of these questions need to be answered to make the Sequel Trilogy actually make sense.
The Purge on Mandalore
With the series finale of The Clone Wars coming up soon, it stands to reason that the Siege of Mandalore arc will probably play into Season 2 of The Mandalorian. What is the Great Purge? To be honest it sounds like the Empire wiped them all out, similar to the Jedi, but it should be shown in the series to help give clarification on what happened to the Mandalorians, and why they are hiding out?
Darksaber and Bo-katan
One of the biggest questions coming out of the season one finale was how Moff Gideon got the darksaber? The last time anyone had seen it was when Bo-Katan, sister of Duchess Satine, was given the saber after Sabine decided Bo-katan should lead the Mandalorian people.
Cara Dune and Greef Karga
Dune was a former Rebel shocktrooper, that went freelance after Endor, to try and track down Imperial War Criminals. She has to make a return this season, hopefully becoming a permanent fixture on the crew of the Razer Crest. She was a great ally to Din Djarin and it was also one of the best performances
It has been a few years since we last heard from remnants of the crew of the Ghost. Sabine, Hera, and Zeb all went their own ways after they lost Ezra. With the success of The Mandalorian and how it actually picks up only a few years after the end of Rebels. What are they doing after the Battle of Endor? Where is Ezra? Are they in a position to help Mando? And how does Ahsoka play in this?
The entirety of the second season seems to be about Baby Yoda going home so knowing that he will be present almost 100% of the time, it would be interesting to see him grow a little, though it is probably unlikely, considering the estimated growth rate of the species. It would also be really cool to see The Child use the Force again as well, on something bigger than the rhino creature from last season.
Ahsoka Tano and Captain/Commander Rex
One of the greatest relationships in the extended Star Wars canon, is clone officer Rex and former Jedi padawan, Ahsoka Tano. Their relationship revolves around a sibling rivalry they have had ever since they met on Christophsis. Last month, Dave Filoni teased Star Wars fans with another piece of concept art showing Rex and Ahsoka riding creatures on some desert planet. Making it appear that they will be on The Mandalorian at some point in the future. Rosario Dawson has also been confirmed by Deadline to be playing Ahsoka as well.
So at this point it is not about if she will appear, it is about when she will appear in the show and how that will factor into the story of Din Djarin and The Child.
With the way The Clone Wars is ending, it would appear that Rex’s destiny is tied to Ahsoka.
Above all else, there has to be a lightsaber fight next season. With the introduction of the darksaber, it would be great to see Mando pick up another blade or Moff Gideon in a lightsaber duel against a Jedi like Luke or Ahsoka. Knowing John Favreau, he will probably bring something new to the table, when it comes to lightsabers as well.
What do you want to see next season? Let us know in the comments!