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Following the critically acclaimed first season, The Mandalorian Season 2 is easily one of Disney+’s most anticipated releases of 2020. One aspect of the show that audiences have enjoyed the most is the stable of talent in front of and behind the camera. With Season 2 already having lined up several big names, it looks like a certain Knives Out star may also be crossing paths with Mando.
A new report from Making Star Wars suggests that The Mandalorian Season 2 has added none other than Jamie Lee Curtis. According to the trade, Curtis was spotted on The Mandalorian set on multiple occasions while season two was being filmed.
At this point, the site stresses that this should be taken as no more than a rumor, as neither Lucasfilm nor Curtis’ reps have confirmed the casting. It’s worth mentioning, however, that Making Star Wars recently reported that The Terminator’s Michael Biehn had joined the cast of The Mandalorian season, and that report that ultimately turned out to be true.
If Jamie Lee Curtis were to be joining The Mandalorian, she wouldn’t be the only recognizable name to be entering the sci-fi franchise. In addition to Michael Biehn, it’s been revealed that Rosario Dawson is joining the show as fan favorite Ahsoka Tano.
The first season of The Mandalorian featured appearances from actors like Nick Nolte, Ming-Na Wen and Taika Waititi. Curtis’ potential casting would merely add to the show’s reputation for drawing in major talent.
So who could Jamie Lee Curtis play, though? She could play an original character like the three aforementioned actors or, like Dawson, she could play a version of a Star Wars character fans are already familiar with. Because Jon Favreau and executive producer Dave Filoni are so protective of pre-existing characters, one could assume they would opt for the former when it comes to Curtis’ role.
So far, no plot details have been revealed about the second season of The Mandalorian, but we do know that production has officially wrapped, which could mean the show won’t be delayed by the coronavirus pandemic.
What we can assume is that the series will continue to follow the titular character as he seeks to protect “The Child” and learn of his origins. With this, the villainous Moff Gideon will very likely be continuing his hunt for the for both the former bounty hunter and the force-sensitive baby.
With The Mandalorian Season 2 not set to arrive until the fall, it’s going to be some time before we find out if Jamie Lee Curtis is indeed entering the Star Wars universe. But with any luck, we’ll get to see her interact with Baby Yoda before the year is out. The Mandalorian Season 1 is currently streaming on Disney+.