“The more you tighten your grip, the more star systems will slip through your fingers.” Princess Leia spoke those words to Grand Moff Tarkin in the original Star Wars. Those words are still relevant. Except… Think of fans saying something along those lines to Disney and Lucasfilm today: “the more you tighten your grip on the set, the more set leaks will slip through your fingers.” That’s the case with The Mandalorian. Inside sources have just revealed the presence of Gamorrean Guards on set.

Luke encounters a pair of Gamorrean Guards at Jabba’s Palace in ‘Return of the Jedi’. (Image: Lucasfilm)

Little is known about the pig-like ogres from Gamorr. Our primary exposure to the green-skinned, tusked behemoths was as guards in Jabba the Hutt’s palace in Return of the Jedi. They’re big, they’re brutish, and now, it seems, Gamorrean Guards will join Pedro Pascal in The Mandalorian story line. That story line, according to our sources, may very well be revisiting Luke Skywalker’s home world of Tatooine.

What do Gamorrean Guards Mean for The Mandalorian?


Gamorrean Guards

Image: Lucasfilm

If our source is correct, the series will indeed return to Tatooine. That could also signal a return to Jabba’s palace, where Gamorrean Guards are known to lurk. Of course, Leia slew Jabba with the chains of her own slavery aboard his sail barge. Conversely, his son’s fate was never revealed. Yes, Jabba the Hutt had a son, Rotta. Rotta figured heavily in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated feature film and several episodes of the show thereafter. What happened to Rotta remains a mystery. Until now, perhaps?

Rotta Returns to Tatooine?

We know that The Mandalorian takes place approximately seven years after Return of the Jedi. It’s certainly within the realm of possibility that Rotta, now a mature Hutt, could return to Tatooine to reclaim the mantle of his father’s criminal empire. And what self-respecting Hutt travels without some Gamorrean Guards?

Gamorrean Guards

Jabba the Hutt with his son, Rotta, in ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’. (Image: Disney)

This is all speculation, of course. We won’t know for sure just what Gamorrean Guards on The Mandalorian set will mean until we get official word from Disney and Lucasfilm.  Until then, at least we’re finally getting some much desired details about the first live-action series in Star Wars history.

The Mandalorian will debut on Disney’s new streaming service, Disney+, sometime in 2019.