While the Star Wars movies have centered on the Skywalker family for the past 40 years, Disney+’s The Mandolorian has provided a fresh perspective on the popular series by delving into the seedier side of the post-Empire universe. Moff Gideon, played by Giancarlo Esposito, is among the first high-ranking Imperial officials, and the show is noteworthy for that. Here’s what Giancarlo Esposito confirms Moff Gideon will turn into in The Mandalorian Season 3:
The Mandalorian announcement at the Star Wars celebration:
At Star Wars Celebration, the cast of The Mandalorian came on stage to debut a fresh new longer trailer featuring moments from Season 3 of the show. The narrative appears to be shifting gears to emphasize on Mandalore and the consequences of Din Djarin’s return to the shattered civilization in an attempt to validate his status as a Mandalorian once more. Moff Gideon, played by Giancarlo Esposito, is hiding in the background, and his presence in the trailer was lacking. Despite this, Esposito took the stage to discuss his role.
What Giancarlo Esposito revealed about Moff Gideon:
Giancarlo Esposito disclosed that he created his own history for Moff Gideon before Filoni and Favreau disclosed it to him. “I thought that Gideon could be a guy who wasn’t always so powerful, and maybe was a bit of a bookworm early on,” Esposito explained, although he quickly said that wasn’t the actual case. “I think that Jon Favreau really felt like this guy came out of the womb the smartest guy on the planet and someone who was just biding his time to be able to get where he needed to go”.
Esposito also said that he is prone to seek the good in the bad. “I always do this for my characters. I feel like, as bad as they are, they have to be as good. And, I start to feel with Moff that he’s got to have an idea that he can do it better. That there’s something that the galaxy’s missing that he could contribute”.
He continued on, saying: “That encompasses the journey and the things that you feel and I feel in life. And then he starts to force them to listen to him, which, as we know in life, doesn’t really work. He gets shunned and becomes disgruntled and resentful, and he’s going to do it anyway. Isn’t that the story of an anti-hero? ‘I will show them. I will be better than they ever thought I could be. I will have better ideas.’ Moff Gideon is kind of brilliant, and I think you’ll start to see some of that in Season 3. You’re going to see some brilliance and some ideas that come from him that you’re going to be surprised about,” Esposito explained.