The Mandalorian season 2 will premiere next fall. Jon Favreau revealed the news on social media today while also teasing the return of the Gamorrean guards. No release date has been set as of this writing. The first season came to an epic close today and viewers are already planning to go back and watch the entire season again to see how everything fits together. Favreau and Dave Filoni were able to seemingly pull off the impossible by making a lot of Star Wars fans very happy with the show. There are SPOILERS for The Mandalorian season 1 below, so read ahead at your own risk.

Jon Favreau posted a picture of a Gamorrean guard statue on social media while announcing The Mandalorian season 2. Back in the fall of last year, several reports began to circulate about Gamorrean guards spotted on the set of season 1. However, we never saw them trying to steal NEpZO1B7kUd0su||Baby Yoda}. As for the statue, it looks like an older and more slender version of the Gamorrean guard when compared to Return of the Jedi. There's also no armor on this particular character.

Could we see some connections to Return of the Jedi in The Mandalorian season 2? We've already been to Tatooine on the show, but Mando and Baby Yoda might have to go back, which could include a visit to Jabba the Hutt's palace. The Disney+ series takes place 10 years after the fall of the Empire, so there could be a lot to explore in those regions. However, the Gamorrean guards aren't native to Tatooine, so its' entirely possible that we'll see them pop up somewhere else, possibly working for another space gangster.

Gamorreans are burly, pig-like brutes who favor axes and other primitive weapons over blasters. Gamorreans were often used as muscle by Hutts and other underworld kingpins. Jabba the Hutt employed a gang of intimidating Gamorreans to guard his palace on Tatooine. As a race, they are led by a matriarch and never learned the art of space travel. They are also not the brightest stars in the galaxy either, which leads them into fierce loyalty. As for what Jon Favreau wants to do with them, it will more than likely be a cool bit of nostalgia for Star Wars fans.

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Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni could have easily gone over the top with references to past Star Wars movies in The Mandalorian, but they chose to keep it tasteful and a lot of times, you'd have to be a hardcore fan to even know what a particular weapon or vehicle came from. For instance, the final episode brought us the Darksaber, which originated with Clone Wars and Rebels. Another weapon was pulled straight from a Return of the Jedi toy that was never shown on the big screen. It's this attention to detail and history that keeps fans coming back for more. You can check out Jon Favreau's Twitter announcement below.

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