Giancarlo Esposito sure does seem to enjoy talking about Lucasfilm’s The Mandalorian. He plays the villainous Moff Gideon in the show, and in the upcoming second season he is on the hunt of Mando and The Child as they are on a journey to find a safe haven.
Well, Gideon and Mando will find themselves facing off with each other again, and in a recent interview with EW, Esposito talks about going toe-to-toe with the bounty hunter, and he provides additional interesting insight into his characte,r saying:
“I’ll be going toe-to-toe with Mando. It’s an iconic battle. I want to disarm him mentally as well. Who knows? Maybe there’s an opportunity to get him to fight some battles for me. You may think I’m a villain, but I’m trying to harness some energy and some powers for a path that could be best for all. You’ll get to see him be somewhat diplomatic and more of a manipulator.”
He goes on to tease, “It’s so exciting for me to be in a show where I can wear a cape and own it, and where I can have a lightsaber and really own it.” He then says that Gideon will have “a larger vehicle, hint-hint” and that he will also be spending some one-on-one time with The Child.
There’s some exciting stuff to look forward to in the upcoming season, and I can’t wait to see how the story plays out over the upcoming eight-episode season. Pedro Pascal added:
“We start very directly after the first [season] and he’s going into very dangerous territory. He is very much a passenger to the experience in unexpected ways — not knowing what’s to come, not knowing how much or how best to protect the Child. We don’t know how far he will go to do that, and they’re finding new ways to push the envelope.”
What are you excited about seeing most in the The Mandalorian Season 2? It’s set to premiere on Disney+ on October 30th, 2020!