Disney+ has finally arrived (well, depending on where you live), giving us a first look at Jon Favreau’s highly anticipated new Star Wars series, The Mandalorian, starring Pedro Pascal, Carl Weathers, Gina Carano, Werner Herzog, Nick Nolte, and Giancarlo Esposito. For those less familiar with the series, the show picks up five years after the events of Return of the Jedi and follows a Mandalorian bounty hunter, before the emergence of the First Order.
Now that the first four episodes have been released and the world belongs to Baby Yoda, we wanted to take some time to highlight all the cameos, callbacks, and other Star Wars references we could find while watching the first half of the season one. We cannot stress enough; if you haven’t watched the first four episodes, we’d highly recommend bookmarking the page and returning at a later date. The list goes into such great detail we’d hate to spoil anything. With that out of the way, here is every Easter egg we could find while watching The Mandalorian (so far). Enjoy!
WARNING: MASSIVE “MANDALORIAN” SPOILERS AHEAD!!
24. Mando is NOT a Mandalorian
Ever since The Mandatlorain made its debut on Disney Plus, there has been growing speculation about whether or not the titular protagonist is actually a Mandalorian, so you can imagine our surprise when Mando revealed that despite looking, sounding, and acting like a Mandalorian, he is NOT a member of the legendary warrior race.
During the episode, Mando reveals to Omera, the widowed mother from the village, that following the death of his parents, he was taken in by Mandalorians and raised as one of their own. What makes this new information so interesting is for years we’ve known Jango and Boba Fett to be the only non-Mandalorians to don the legendary armor. This makes us wonder if there are others like Mando and the Fetts and whether or not taking in orphaned children is part of Mandalorian culture.Source: Screenshot via Lucasfilm/Disney