IMDb Rating: 8.8/10
TV-14 | 1h 5min | Documentary | 25 Dec 2020 | TV Episode
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: No Scores Yet
Director: Brad Baruh
Writer: Brandon Bestenheider
Stars: Pedro Pascal, Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni
IMDb summary: Featuring immersive on-set footage that places viewers right in the middle of the filmmaking process, and rare insights from the cast and crew, this special documentary explores the production of all 8 episodes in season two.
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The second season of this popular behind-the-scenes look at the creation of The Mandalorian is both awe-inspiring and a little disappointing, but we’ll get to that later. This season is similar to the first documentary released for the first season but with extra bells and whistles.
This episode of Disney Gallery will give fans a very rare glimpse into what it’s like to take the reins of Disney’s ground-breaking TV series to create something even more spectacular than what we’ve seen from the previous season. Nobody could predict that season two would be the platform for so many new spin-off shows, but that’s exactly what The Mandalorian has become. It is and always will be its own show. Still, it has paved the way for so many other possibilities in the Star Wars universe to unfold, particularly for Ahsoka Tano and Boba Fett who will both have their own Disney Plus shows separate to that of The Mandalorian.
However, since the season two finale has aired, fans would have been more than pumped to see extra footage of the creative process behind bringing the iconic hero Luke Skywalker to life once more using CGI. As Mark Hamill is now in his 60s, de-ageing technology was used and a body double to breathe life into Jedi Master Luke Skywalker for the season’s final episode. But the behind-the-scenes footage of that process is not included in this episode of Disney Gallery which was more than a little disappointing. And that is the only reason we’ve used a 4.5-star rating over 5 stars for this season.
Disney Gallery Star Wars The Mandalorian Season Two is for film-makers and enthusiasts but most importantly, it’s for the fans. And while Luke may not be present in the making of this episode, the force is definitely strong with this one!
Disney Gallery Star Wars The Mandalorian Season Two is streaming now on Disney Plus.
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