The force is telling me that there is a lot of Star Wars news related to Disney+, so I decided to write up a post detailing it all. Enjoy.
The Mandalorian Season 2
First up, Jon Favreau has announced on his Twitter that season 2 of The Mandalorian will hit the streaming service in the Fall of 2020.
Season 2 of #TheMandalorian coming Fall 2020 pic.twitter.com/8VQYLDMQ0V
— Jon Favreau (@Jon_Favreau) December 27, 2019
That’s roughly the same release window as the first season, but it’s a lengthy wait for fans. Can the world survive 2020 with no new content to turn into Baby Yoda memes?
Deadline reports “that several established characters from the Skywalker saga’s feature films mythology will make appearances during the show’s sophomore season.” Given that the series is set after the Original Trilogy, the best bet would be that characters from that era will make an appearance. Although, if I was a betting man, I’d pick Maz Kanata as the character most likely to show up. I feel she’d fit into the storyline pretty nicely.
We’ll keep you updated on any developing news concerning Baby Yoda (and The Mandalorian season 2).
Secret Doctor Aphra Series?
There’s a rumor making the rounds in a galaxy far, far away.
Jason Ward, who has a reliable track record of breaking Star Wars news at his site MakingStarWars, recently gave an interview to Inverse. In it, he revealed that a Disney+ series starring Doctor Aphra is in the works:
“A new Star Wars show is starting about now that nobody even knows about…I’m hearing it’s a Lucasfilm-Marvel venture with both companies teaming up to bring a Star Wars show to the small screen.”
Doctor Aphra first appeared in the pages of Marvel’s Star Wars comics back in 2015 and eventually got her own spinoff title. She’s commonly referred to as “the Indiana Jones of Star Wars,” an archeologist who was selected by Darth Vader to work for him. She quickly became a fan favorite due to her anti-hero tendencies betraying both the Imperials and the Rebels.
Ward notes that the film is already filming and could release on the streaming service sometime in 2020. Personally, Doctor Aphra sounds like an insanely cool character and I’d love to see an OT-era series starring her.
Rose Tico: A Star Wars Series
Kelly Marie Tran can’t seem to catch a break with Star Wars fans(?). First, they didn’t like her in The Last Jedi, and now they’re mad that she only received 76 seconds of screentime in The Rise of Skywalker.
To be honest, I was surprised as well that the writers chose to leave her back at base. I expected her to join in on the action and hunt with Rey, Poe, and Finn. Apparently, she was destined for a larger role alongside General Leia, but technical difficulties manipulating old footage of Carrie Fisher reduced her role.
Rose Tico is a character who’s background and history is largely unexplored within the Star Wars universe. Which is probably why director Jon M. Chu (Crazy Rich Asians) wants to direct a Rose Tico series on Disney+.
Ok @disneyplus . Put me in coach. Let’s make this series happen. #RoseTicoDeservedBetter @starwars
— Jon M. Chu (@jonmchu) December 27, 2019
I’m down. I want to see a series that explores the aftermath of the sequel trilogy. Rose Tico is the perfect character to do that. Let’s see a non-Jedi/force-wielder perspective.
Would you be down for Doctor Aphra and Rose Tico series on Disney+? Which Skywalker Saga character do you want to see show up in season 2 of The Mandalorian?