Disney and Lucasfilm have been (and remain) coy about The Mandalorian‘s second season. There have certainly been plenty of rumors about The Mandalorian Season 2 casting (including Boba Fett’s return), but there’s been no official announcement…. At least not in the US. Disney execs, in being elusive with US viewers, have forgotten two things. First, they have social media accounts outside of the United States. Secondly, the Internet is called the world wide web for a reason. So when Disney+ Germany seemingly announced that Rosario Dawson and Timothy Olyphant are officially on board for The Mandalorian Season 2, people noticed.
The folks over at Kessel Run Transmissions were the first to pick up on the German announcement, and posted the overseas Disney+ Instagram story to their twitter account. It may not, however, be what it seems:
The Disney Plus Denmark Instagram story confirms Rosario Dawson and Timothy Olyphant for The Mandalorian Season 2! pic.twitter.com/MjF1hM8k0F
— Kessel Run Transmissions (@KRTransmissions) October 3, 2020
Mandalorian Season 2 casting in doubt?
Call me skeptical, but there are a couple of things about this Mandalorian Season 2 casting announcement that seem a little odd. First, this is a purported link from an *official* Disney social media account. But how many official announcements have you ever heard or seen from Disney that sound like they’re recorded in somebody’s bathroom? The voiceover just doesn’t feel right. Plus, the post in question is conspicuously absent from the Instagram account upon perusal today.
Regardless of whether or not the IG report is truly official, Disney’s dropped other evidence of Rosario Dawson’s casting a Ahoska Tano, as well. Look no furth that the official artwork for the Force FX Elite Ahsoka Tano lightsaber from Hasbro. Ahsoka’s image there bears a far greater resemblance to Dawson that it does canon images of Ahsoka Tano from The Clone Wars or Rebels. Need more evidence? Check out this fan art:
We’ll find out the truth of this Mandalorian Season 2 casting news soon enough. The show returns in just twenty-six days.
Source: Kessel Run Transmissions