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  • Acting for Two:
    • Tait Fletcher plays one of the Bar Thugs in Chapter 1 and is the suit actor for Paz Viszla in Chapter 3.
    • Brendan Wayne, one of the stunt doubles for the titular Mandalorian, also portrays a Mandalorian warrior who saved the titular character when he was a child during the Clone Wars.
    • Misty Rosas was the suit actor for Kuiil in season one and also played the "Frog Lady" in season two.
    • Mark Hamill is the voice actor for both the bartender droid in Mos Eisley Cantina in Chapter 5, and Luke Skywalker in Chapter 16.
  • Actor-Inspired Element:
    • Jon Favreau has vaguely stated that Pedro Pascal's "insight" into Mando's relationship with the Child prompts the writers to "rethink moments over the course of the show."
    • Ming-Na Wen helped design Fennec Shand's braid, suggesting that it resemble triangular fox ears forming a ponytail as long as a fox's tail.
    • Boba Fett's fighting style in "The Tragedy" (Chapter 14) was modeled after the haka (Māori ritual dance) at Temuera Morrison's own request. Boba's gaffi stick was made longer than those used in A New Hope to accomodate his movements and make it closer to a traditional Māori weapon used for such dances, the taiaha.
  • Actor-Shared Background: A Chilean refugee since childhood, Pedro Pascal related to Din Djarin's escape from the violent political drama of his birthplace, to unfamiliar lands.
  • Approval of God:
  • Awesome, Dear Boy:
    • Accepting Jon Favreau's offer to become the Mandalorian required Pedro Pascal to refresh his lessons on acting behind a mask, balance filming the first season with at least two other projects, and coordinate his body language with two stunt doubles. However, the prospect of working in the Star Wars universe intrigued him so much, that none of these challenges could scare him away.
      "I hope this doesn’t sound like me fashioning myself like I’m, you know, so smart, but I agreed to do this [show] because the impression I had when I had my first meeting was that this is the next big shit."
    • Although he signed on for financial reasons at first before coming on the set and has never seen a Star Wars movie before, Werner Herzog (the Client) went on to praise the show's Worldbuilding and Practical Effects, saying "it's cinema at its best".
    • Bill Burr never had good feelings about Star Wars, finding the Original Trilogy "geared towards kids" and a "cheesy self-help book put in outer space with, like, Muppets." Then Jon Favreau convinced him to play in The Mandalorian, and his mind changed on set.
      "I went in there, and they were shooting it like a Spaghetti Western. And I was immediately so psyched to be a part of it."
      "The way they’re doing this one, it's awesome." (about the series)
    • Omid Abtahi was only a casual Star Wars fan when he received the offer to play Dr. Pershing, but loved Jon Favreau's movies. The morning after he learned that Favreau wanted him for an "untitled" project, he asked his agent to assure him That Was Not a Dream.
    • Even though Ming-Na Wen has loved Star Wars for most of her life, she hesitated to accept the offer to play Fennec Shand, since the script for Chapter 5 originally killed her off after her first appearance. Ultimately, she decided to seize the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit the Galaxy, and pressure Dave Filoni into letting Fennec live. Ultimately, she succeeded.
    • After briefly visiting the set and providing the voice for the Mos Eisely bartender in Season 1, Mark Hamill was more than happy to reprise his role as Luke Skywalker in this show after he was told it would be done through the digital deaging technology as seen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, especially since he was certain they would employ a Time-Shifted Actor to play the part instead.
  • Blooper: A crew member could originally be seen standing in the background in Chapter 12. He was later digitally removed.
  • Cast the Expert: Magistrate Elsbeth is played by Diana Lee Inosanto, a trained martial artist who even made her own martial arts movie, The Sensei. After Favreau and Filoni watched the trailer, they agreed that she has the necessary skills and background for a foe capable of going up against a Jedi in single combat.
  • Character-Specific Pages: Din Djarin ("The Mandalorian")
  • Content Leak: The involvement of Rosario Dawson as Ahsoka Tano and Temuera Morrison as Boba Fett in Season 2 leaked fairly early.
  • Cowboy BeBop at His Computer: Several sources reported a nasty rumor that Pedro Pascal got fed up with his face never being seen and abruptly left the show midway through production on Season 2. This was ultimately traced to Grace Randolph, already known to have a serious grudge against Disney (she was a major proponent of the accusations that Disney had bribed critics to praise the Marvel Cinematic Universe), and the season itself showed the story to be totally false. Though that still didn't stop some from insisting the Boba Fett spinoff announced as the end of the season was actually the show's own third season because of it (and that too ended up being debunked, The Book of Boba Fett is a separate show).
  • Creator Backlash:
    • When Disney+ India accidentally leaked Rosario Dawson would be playing Ahsoka, Ashley Eckstein, the voice of Ahsoka in the animated shows, was upset enough by the news that she cancelled her livestream scheduled for later that day, then later released a statement revealing she was not informed that Ahsoka would be in The Mandalorian nor was she told Ahsoka would be recast (she's previously shown interest in reprising her role in life-action; she had cosplayed as Ahsoka for a convention, and Ahsoka's facial build in Rebels was based on Eckstein's, similarly to Bo-Katan with Katee Sackhoff). However, while saddened about being left in the dark, she says in the same statement that she's otherwise supportive of whatever direction Ahsoka is taken and that bringing the character to life is a team effort. Additionally, upon the release of Chapter 13, she congratulated Rosario Dawson for her performance of Ahsoka.
    • Chuck Wendig, the writer of the Aftermath trilogy and the creator of Cobb Vanth, was also kept in the dark about Cobb appearing in the show until Season 2 premiered. While he stated he was pleasantly surprised about it, he was disappointed by some of the minor alterations made to his character.
  • The Danza: Governor Wing is played by former Disney Imagineer Wing T. Chao.
  • Dawson Casting: Temuera Morrison was 59 when he played the role of Boba Fett, who is 41 during his debut. The old look for Boba is justified by his time in the Sarlacc Pit and years of living on Tatooine.
  • Deleted Scene:
    • Pedro Pascal has at least one deleted piece of on-set improv with Baby Yoda.
      They didn’t keep it, but there was a moment where the puppet was warming itself near the fire, or curious about some kind of fire coming out of a jet. And I said, “Don’t get too close.” And then whoever’s doing the remote literally had the puppet look at me and back off and be like, “Oh, OK.” And it was kind of unbelievable. It was a really good scene partner.
    • There was apparently a scene filmed in "The Tragedy" that had Greef Karga meeting Boba Fett after landing on Nevarro, though it didn't make it into the final episode.
    • "The Rescue" originally had Din show his face to Cara before the end credits roll.
  • Demand Overload: As soon as official life-size figures of the Child ("Baby Yoda") became available, the Sideshow Collectibles website crashed.
  • Descended Creator:
    • In "The Sin", Paz Vizla is voiced by series creator Jon Favreau.
    • In "The Prisoner", the X-Wing pilots are played by series directors Dave Filoni, Deborah Chow, and Rick Famuyiwa.
  • Defictionalization:
    • Not quite the same as the blue macarons from Chapter 12, but the Galactic Baking cookbook has a recipe for blue ice cream sandwiches inspired by those macarons. Regardless, the recipe confirms you can get blue cookies by adding blue food dye to your concoction (or as the official name implies, through using blue butter).
    • For a limited time after Chapter 12's release, you could also purchase a 12-pack of those blue cookies (the aptly named Nevarro Nummies) from Williams Sonoma.
  • Development Gag: The bartender W. Earl Brown plays in Mos Pelgo uses a Weequay headsculpt originally molded for Greef Karga, before Jon Favreau opted against hiding Carl Weathers' face.
  • Directed by Cast Member:
    • Taika Waititi is the director of "Chapter 8: Redemption" and voices IG-11.
    • Carl Weathers plays Greef Karga and directed "Chapter 12: The Siege".
  • Disabled Character, Disabled Actor: Deaf actor Troy Kotsur plays a Tusken using Native American Sign Language in Chapter 5.
  • Dueling Works: Season 1 came out one month before the first season of Netflix's The Witcher in late 2019. Both are high profile streaming fantasy shows centered around a drifting Bounty Hunter protagonist. Critics clearly favor The Mandalorian, but audiences have thoroughly embraced both.
  • Dyeing for Your Art:
    • Pedro Pascal gives the Mandalorian a raspy voice by screaming into a pillow before recording his lines.
    • Katee Sackhoff dyed her hair red to play Bo-Katan Kryze.
  • Enforced Method Acting: On the filming day for the scene where Mando's helmet is removed to reveal his severely injured face, Pedro Pascal actually did seriously injure his face and had to get stitches across his nose (which caused a hell of a time for the poor hospital staff having to pick out which wounds were real or makeup).
  • Fan Nickname:
    • "The Baby Yoda Show" is a common joke name for the series due to the astounding popularity of Grogu (who was known as "Baby Yoda" to most people until his Given Name Reveal in Season 2).
    • Two for the titular character: The Mandalorian With No Name, and one coined by Carl Weathers, "The Mando".
    • In addition to the ubiquitous "Baby Yoda", the Child has also been dubbed the "Yoda baby", or "Yoddler", and "Yodito" by Latin American fans.
    • The "Daddalorian" or "ManDADlorian" for the Mandalorian being a Papa Wolf to the Child. Also called "Space Dad".
    • Owing to the actor's best known role, Moff Gideon is sometimes referred to as "Space Gus".
    • "Corn on the Cobb" or "Corn Cobb" for Cobb Vanth, for obvious reasons.
    • "Frog MILF" for the Frog Lady. Her husband is "Frusband" (Frog Husband). And as of Season 2, fans on Twitter generally like calling various characters MILFs or DILFs for some reason, even if said characters aren't parents in any way.
    • The crewmember seen in the background in Chapter 12 is called “Jeans Guy”.
    • "Space Bill Burr" or "Billy Blaster" for Migs Mayfeld.
    • "Bo-Karen" for Bo-Katan, since some fans find her too condescending or haughty towards Mandalorians brought up differently than her.
    • After Din defeated Moff Gideon and took the Darksaber, the fandom has adopted the title Mand'alor the Reluctant for him.
    • Dubstep Troopers for the Dark Troopers, thanks to their leitmotif being a dubstep piece.
  • Flagship Franchise:
    • Disney is betting big on Star Wars shows and the Marvel Cinematic Universe shows to bolster Disney+, since these are the streaming service's productions with the biggest budgets as well as those with the most massive amounts of hype. The Mandalorian was released as the spearhead for this upon Disney+'s launch.
    • It's also the current flagship within Star Wars itself as of Season 2. There won't be any new Star Wars movies for a few years (at least until 2023, for now), and internal Lucasfilm shenanigans and the COVID-19 Pandemic have delayed the production of other Disney+ shows. The fact that Season 2 came out just under a year after the first one premiered indicates strong studio commitment to it, as well as the fact that it's starting to adapt many fan favorite characters from the Star Wars animated series in live-action. As of the announcements of December 2020, it has even spawned a couple of spinoff projects. Comparatively, The High Republic doesn't have a live-action installment yet and doesn't generate as much hype despite being intended by as the next flagship for Star Wars by the Lucasfilm Story Group.
  • Flip-Flop of God: An interesting case. George Lucas stated that although Jango and Boba wore Mandalorian armor, they were not Mandalorians themselves, while Jon Favreau leaned in favor of them being Mandalorians. The show says both are true from a certain point of view — Jango was not born Mandalorian, but was a Mandalorian foundling, making him as much Mandalorian as the titular hero. Through Jango, Boba would be Mandalorian "by blood", even if he doesn't observe Mandalorian culture or associate with them.
  • Follow the Leader:
    • Grogu's inordinate popularity has lead to other brands attempting to mimic their appeal by introducing baby kid-appeal versions of their established characters, such as Planters's Baby Nut.
    • Before this show came out, streaming services would release episodes of their shows all at once. When The Mandalorian released the Season 1 episodes on a weekly basis, other streamers saw how beneficial it was and began doing the same with their biggest shows.
  • He Also Did: This is not the first time Giancarlo Esposito has acted opposite a puppet: he appeared on several episodes of Sesame Street in 1982.
  • I Knew It!:
    • Ever since the release of the Star Wars: Aftermath books, fans hypothesized two things: the first is that Cobb Vanth's set of armor belonged to Boba Fett and was retrieved by Jawas, and Fett himself was still alive. Both are proven to be true by the end of "Chapter Nine: The Marshal".
    • Many fans also correctly guessed that Fett was the unknown figure seen approaching Fennec Shand's body at the end of "Chapter Five: The Gunslinger", and that this meant she was Not Quite Dead.
    • The show taking place only five or six years after Return of the Jedi prompted some viewers to either predict or wish that Mando and his child would meet Luke Skywalker well before his disappearance. This comes true at the end of Chapter 16.
  • In Memoriam: A few weeks after the second season finale aired a dedication was added to the end credits for Jeremy Bulloch, the original suit actor for Boba Fett, who passed away the day before the episode aired.
  • Killer App: When it premiered, the show was one of Disney+' biggest selling points for new subscribers.
  • Late Export for You: As Disney+ was initially available to a limited number of countries note , there was no legal way to see the first season outside the countries where Disney+ is available. The results? The season became the most illegally downloaded production of the year on par with Game of Thrones. This is especially egregious for Latin American viewers, since the series has a Latin American Spanish dub included, but it was made for Hispanic (and Puerto Rican) audiences in mind. Averted with Japan, as the show was available starting December 2019 on Disney Deluxe, which is a streaming service exclusive for that country. Season 2 had no such problems, as Disney+ was available in a bigger number of countries this time around.
  • Lying Creator:
    • In an interview about her guest-star appearance in Chapter 11, Sasha Banks hinted that this was her only appearance in Season 2, only to return in the season finale.
    • Mark Hamill indicated that he would be retiring from the role of Luke Skywalker after the completion of the Skywalker Saga with the ninth and final episodic film, particularly with a statement that he made on Twitter in May 2020... But in spite of that public statement, he'd already appeared on the set of the show's second season finale, and had recorded his dialogue at that point. This kind of thing isn't actually new for Hamill, given the many times that he's "retired" from voicing The Joker in various video game and animated adaptations, only to get another Role Reprise.
  • Meaningful Release Date: Chapter 16, featuring an appearance from Luke Skywalker at the end, aired on December 18, 2020 — five years to the release of The Force Awakens, which also featured Luke's appearance in the end.
  • Meme Acknowledgement:
    • Not even a few minutes after the release trailer was posted online, Pedro Pascal joined in with the chimes of "Yeah? Good." on Twitter.
    • Pedro Pascal tweeted in response to a meme edit of the Child pressing buttons in the Mandalorian's ship that played "Africa" by Toto that it would be out-of-character for the Mando to turn it off. On the other hand, "Yoda" by "Weird Al" Yankovic would stay off.
  • The Merch: As soon as the Child appeared in Season 1, clamors for merch of this irresistibly cute and endearing character abounded. Disney took some time before releasing merch of him in early 2020, leading to Demand Overload in some cases.
  • Method Acting: Many pictures and videos taken on the set of Season 1 show either Pedro Pascal or his body doubles continuing to wear Mandalorian helmets in between takes, sometimes pairing the mask together with street clothes. While recording ADR, Pascal copies Mando's motions, going so far as to use a pillow as a decoy for the Child. For scenes that Lucasfilm shot with either Brendan Wayne or Lateef Crowder instead of Pascal, he'd ask the double for Mando's thoughts and emotions while preparing for the dubbing session.
  • Missing Trailer Scene: From the release trailer, although "Mandalorian, look outside." is in the show.
    The Client: Mandalorian, look outside. They are waiting for you.
    The Mandalorian: Yeah? Good.
  • No Stunt Double: Gina Carano and Giancarlo Esposito do most of their own stunts.
  • Not Screened for Critics:
    • Critics didn't get a chance to watch the first episode until after it was released through Disney+, which is typically a sign of a lack of confidence from the studio. However, it should be noted that this was only done to prevent the First-Episode Twist from getting out, and not out of quality concerns, as the pilot was widely praised upon release. To subvert this trope altogether, Lucasfilm had a premiere screening of the pilot and the next two episodes (which were not released at the time) specifically for critics a few days after the first episode was released, with screeners for new episodes arriving to critics the day before new episodes aired.
    • Lucasfilm also forbade critics from screening Season 2 early, with no plans to provide screeners.
  • One for the Money; One for the Art: Werner Herzog ended up playing a role in this in order to fund a future project, although he did like the script, the role he ended up having and the overall Worldbuilding and Practical Effects, the Grogu puppet above all (it was thanks to him that the use of the very expensive puppet was cemented for the series, in fact).
  • The Other Darrin:
    • EV-9D9 from Return of the Jedi appears in the fifth episode, but she is voiced by the franchise veteran Mark Hamill rather than Richard Marquand, the director of Jedi, given Marquand's passing in 1987.
    • In the Japanese dub of Season 2, Bo-Katan Kryze is voiced by Arisa Shida, instead of Fumiko Orikasa, who voiced her in the dub of Star Wars Rebels. In this case, this could be quite justified, since she is much older this time.
    • Likewise, and bizarrely enough, Luke Skywalker is voiced by Yuusuke Suda, rather than his regular voice actor, Bin Shimada, very likely because he is already too old to voice his younger self anymore.
    • A curious case happens in the Latin American Spanish dub with Luke Skywalker, as he is voiced by José Gilberto Vilchis, rather than his voice actor from the sequel trilogy, Beto Castillo: Vilchis is the nephew of the late Jesús Barrero, who voiced him in the Special Edition version of the original trilogy, and very likely he voiced him because his voice sounds very similar to that to his late uncle (and this isn't the first time he's taken over a role previously voiced by his uncle).
      • Supposedly, according to a r/starwarsleaks, this was to prevent Spoiled by the Format, as people would know from actors reprising their roles if a character would appear.
    • Ahsoka Tano has been voiced in all previous appearances by Ashley Eckstein. For her live-action debut (not counting her voice cameo in The Rise of Skywalker, in which Eckstein still voiced her), she is portrayed by Rosario Dawson.
    • Temuera Morrison replaced the then-too old Jeremy Bulloch (the Original Trilogy actor in the suit, who passed away during the second season's debut) as Boba Fett (as the live-action character at least, Morrison had already redubbed Boba in The Empire Strikes Back and voiced him in the Battlefront games). It makes sense given Boba is a clone of Jango Fett (also played by Morrison, in Attack of the Clones) and has a lot of scenes where he doesn't have his helmet on, although many viewers have notice the significant difference in build between the two actors.
  • Playing Against Type:
    • In stark contrast to Taika Waititi's usual goofy characters, IG-11 provides (maybe slightly dark) laughs with his willingness to self-destruct, but is coldly professional and amoral, even having no qualms about killling a baby. It's telling that he's the straight man to the Mandalorian's occasional quips instead of the other way around.
    • Similarly, Bill Burr is known for his loudmouthed, intentionally obnoxious comedy characters, while Mayfield is a ruthless mercenary who's more passive-aggressively sinister and creepy than outright abrasive, although the character's second appearance was a little closer to a typical Burr role.
  • Production Posse:
    • The cast reuses some actors from movies Jon Favreau directed beforehand. Amy Sedaris, in particular, had three Favreau movies under her belt (Elf, Chef!, and The Lion King (2019)) by the time The Mandalorian premiered.
    • Lateef Crowder previously worked on the stunt teams for three other projects featuring Pedro Pascal — Wonder Woman (2011 pilot), Kingsman: The Golden Circle, and Triple Frontier. Even though Disney Gallery doesn't name-drop any of thosenote , Pascal hints that he and Crowder go far back when he introduces the latter by only his first name, despite introducing Brendan Wayne with both his first and last names.
  • Promoted Fanboy:
    • According to Dave Filoni, there was one scene that required a large amount of stormtroopers, but they didn't have enough costumes. He ended up drafting members of the 501st Legion fanclub, who specialize in making their own Storm/Clone trooper cosplays (the club's name was made Ascended Fanon pre-Disney as Darth Vader's preferred stormtrooper unit). The group received a "Special Thanks" mention in the end credits for Episodes 7 and 8 where their scenes appear.
    • Pedro Pascal grew up watching the original trilogy and jumped at the chance to meet with Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni about the project. He initially assumed they wanted him to play a minor side character and would have happily accepted the role only to be pleasantly surprised when they told him he was being offered the title character. Pascal ended up finding so many other longtime Star Wars fans working on the show, that he opened Disney Gallery episode #3, "Cast", with the following observation:
      The most important aspect to a project like this is the love of the world of Star Wars, and to put that love into the storytelling. We all love special effects and fireworks and visual experiences that are incredible, but what we care the most about is relationships and characters.
    • Katee Sackhoff's addition to the cast in Season 2 also excited Pedro Pascal, who loves Battlestar Galactica (2003), and would often ask "Starbuck" about it in between takes.
  • Prop Recycling: Being a Star Wars production means taking advantage of previous productions' assets. Props from Rogue One, The Last Jedi, and Solo have been spotted, as well as designs and concepts from other media. The Disney Gallery series revealed that the X-Wing cockpit used for scenes at the end of "The Prisoner" was built for the Orlando version of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, but that the Mandalorian team got the chance to use it before it was shipped off to Florida.
  • Real Life Writes the Plot: With Gina Carano's dismissal from the franchise over her Role-Ending Misdemeanor, Cara Dune is not expected to be recast.
  • Refitted for Sequel:
    • At least some part of the show was inspired by the cancelled Boba Fett movie.
    • The unique painted AT-ST from Episode 4 seems to be heavily inspired by the stolen First Order walkers used by Coruscanti rebels in concept art for Duel of the Fates, Colin Trevorrow's earlier draft for what would ultimately become the The Rise of Skywalker.
  • Release Date Change:
    • Episode 7 was released on December 18th, 2019, a Wednesday, rather than a Friday like all the other episodes bar the first. This was because The Rise of Skywalker was released that Friday.
    • Due to the toys being produced in China, the place where the COVID-19 pandemic originated, the Baby Yoda toys had to be delayed to another month.
  • Role-Ending Misdemeanor: Disney dismissed Gina Carano on February 10, 2021 after she shared a series of off-color social media remarks and "likes" on incendiary posts, with the final straw being a comment comparing being a conservative in the United States to being Jewish in Europe during The Holocaust. Lucasfilm execs had reportedly been displeased with her hardline right-wing social media posts for months, and jumped at her when she finally said something bad enough to fire her. Lucasfilm later stated they have no intention of recasting, leaving the character's future in doubt; Furthermore, the announcement on May 22, 2021 that Rangers of the New Republic is "no longer in active development", which was rumored to feature Carano's character prominently, seems to be a direct consequence of her firing.
  • Role Reprise:
    • Temuera Morrison, who dubbed over Boba Fett in the original trilogy and voiced him in some video games after playing his "father" Jango in the prequels, returns as Boba in Season 2.
    • Katee Sackhoff plays Bo-Katan Kryze in the character's first live action appearance after voicing the character in both The Clone Wars and Rebels.
    • Mark Hamill returns to his role as Luke Skywalker albeit only voicing the character.
    • In the Latin American Spanish dub, Carla Castañeda and Leyla Rangel reprise their roles as Bo-Katan Kryze and Ahsoka Tano respectively from the animated adaptations while José Luis Orozco (the second voice of the Clone Troopers in Star Wars media) voices Boba Fett, despite their characters being much older this time.
    • The same goes in the Japanese dub, through only with Ahsoka, as Shizuka Itō reprise that role again.
  • Separated-at-Birth Casting: Bernard Bullen was clearly chosen for the role of the Mandalorian's father due to his resemblance to Pedro Pascal.
  • Sequel in Another Medium: This live-action series updates the fate of several characters who previously appeared in other media of the Star Wars franchise, film (Return of the Jedi) and animated series (The Clone Wars and Rebels).
  • Shoot the Money: The Child animatronic is a very intricate and expensive prop that gets showcased whenever possible. When Jason Sudeikis got a little too physical with the prop, Jon Favreau had to come on set and gently explain how much it cost and ask Sudeikis to not be so rough.
  • Spoiled by the Cast List:
  • Spoiled by the Merchandise:
    • Defied for Season 1; Jon Favreau stated that they deliberately held off on making merchandise of baby Yoda to avoid the twist being leaked, which given how popular the character became after the show's premier, represents a significant opportunity cost for Disney. Additionally, Mandalorian figures released before the finale avoid revealing Mando's real face; the Hasbro action figure had a non-removable helmet, while the LEGO AT-ST set gives Mando No Face Under the Mask.
    • Subtly played straight for Season 2; Hasbro unveiled action figure bundles of Din Djarin and the Child before the premiere. The Black Series Din comes with a removable helmet, while the Vintage Collection Din's head can swap for one showing his unmasked face.note  Even though everyone who finished Season 1 already knew what Din looked like, these bundles helped some viewers correctly guess that by the end of Season 2, the Child would know as well.
  • Stunt Double:
    • Behind-the-scenes material generalizes that Brendan Wayne defines the Mandalorian's "gunslinger aspect" (to quote Disney Gallery), Emmy-nominated Lateef Crowder tackles the most physically demanding stunts and fight scenes, and Barry Lowin performs scenes that neither Pascal nor Wayne could fit into their schedules. Backstage, Pedro Pascal and all of the doubles collaborate to keep Mando's movement consistent.
    • Lauren Mary Kim substitutes for several actresses, including Emily Swallow, Sasha Banks, and Diana Lee Inosanto.
  • Teasing Creator:
    • In between the releases of Chapters 11 and 12, Insider asked Ming-Na Wen if she believed in the chance of Lucasfilm bringing back Fennec Shand, last seen unconscious from a gunshot to the chest in Chapter 5. Wen answered with an incomplete, "She got shot at close range. So...," then told the reporter to start a #FennecLives petition. Unbeknownst to Insider, Wen already filmed three new Mandalorian appearances, the first of which dropped about two weeks after the article's posting.
    • The day before Bo-Katan's debut in Chapter 11, her actress Katee Sackhoff tweeted "Is it Friday yet[?]".
    • After the release of Chapter 16, Mark Hamill tweeted "Seen anything good on TV lately?".
    • Kathleen Kennedy announced at the 2020 Disney Investor Day that "the next chapter of The Mandalorian" would begin in December 2021, seemingly confirming the timeframe for the third season's release. However, the Season 2 finale would end by instead confirming The Book of Boba Fett for that timeframe. Jon Favreau later clarified that Kennedy's announcement cryptically referred to The Book of Boba Fett, and that The Mandalorian Season 3 wouldn't begin filming until after production on Boba Fett wraps up.
  • Throw It In!:
    • Disney Gallery reports that some of the Mandalorian's dialogue is either rewritten or improvised during ADR.
    • Having Dave Filoni, Rick Famuyiwa, and Deborah Chow make Creator Cameos as X-Wing pilots in Chapter 6 was originally a joke suggestion by Filoni to Jon Favreau.
    • According to Simon Kassianides, George Lucas personally named Axe Woves when he visited the set.
    • Puppeteer Frank Ippolito brought in his friend Janina Gavankar to help puppeteer the nostrils of the Mon Calamari dock worker in Chapter 11. Needless to say, her surprise appearance on set turned a lot of heads.
  • Underage Casting: Bo-Katan is believed to be in her late twenties or thirties during Star Wars: The Clone Wars (as Ink-Suit Actor was in effect, Katee Sackhoff was 32 when Bo-Katan debuted in "A Friend In Need"), which takes place about thirty years before The Mandalorian, meaning Bo-Katan is in her fifties or sixties in her debut in Chapter 11 while Sackhoff was 39 at the time of filming.
  • What Could Have Been: Enough for its own page
  • The Wiki Rule: Covered as part of Wookieepedia and as an individual series on the The Mandalorian Wiki.
  • Why Fandom Can't Have Nice Things: Lucy Lawless has implied that the massive fan campaign to have her take over as Cara Dune after Gina Carano's firing actually cost her a role elsewhere in the franchise, as after the whole mess with James Gunn, Disney is now very serious about avoiding any kind of hint that they're letting the fans tell them what to do.
  • Word of Saint Paul:
    • Just one day after the show's debut, Pedro Pascal casually revealed in an interview that the Mandalorian's name is Din Djarin. The series itself kept the name and its correct spelling secret until the season 1 finale episode.
    • Misty Rosas responded to a request to name Frog Lady by christening her, "Lil Bit".
  • Working Title: The show's production codename during Seasons 1-3 was "Huckleberry", or "Huc" for short.
  • You Look Familiar:

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  • Content Leak:
    • The Pinside user mnpinball predicted several of Stern's games at the start of 2021, including claiming that The Mandalorian would be their first release that year – which it was.
    • The podcast host Kaneda gave several details about the game (including the theme, designer, and unusually high amount of Limited Edition models) prior to its reveal.
    • Less than a day before the game's design was fully revealed, an image of the Limited Edition cabinet was leaked onto Facebook and Pinside.
  • Role Reprise: Carl Weathers provides new voice work as Greef Karga (his character in the original series).
  • What Could Have Been: The Dead Flip reveal stream (done prior to most machines arriving to customers) provides two examples.
    • According to programmer Dwight Sullivan, he and Brian Eddy considered adding a Video Mode during development before ultimately deciding against it.
    • The stream itself shows an Arrange Mode dubbed "Hero Mode", with one player being dubbed the "hero" and playing on a Harder Than Hard difficulty. This was changed to "Monster Play" (with the stand-out player now being christened the "monster") prior to the game's proper release.


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