Bob Iger Hints at the Possibility of The Mandalorian Spinoffs
Word just broke that Disney+ has officially set an October premiere for The Mandalorian’s highly anticipated second season. Disney CEO Bob Iger made this announcement on a recent earnings call. However, it turns out that Iger shared an even more interesting tidbit about the Star Wars franchise’s streaming future. Apparently, the studio is also thinking about giving a few Mandalorian supporting characters their own shows as well.
After revealing the timeframe for The Mandalorian’s return, Iger claimed that Disney intends to produce more episodes beyond season 2. In fact, their plans include “the possibility of infusing it with more characters and taking those characters in their own direction in terms of series.”
The idea of The Mandalorian introducing more characters seemed obvious. After all, the first season finale pretty much guaranteed that the titular bounty hunter would travel to new worlds in the upcoming episodes. However, the fact that Disney is considering spinoffs is definitely something we haven’t heard before. Given the number of breakout supporting players who debuted in the inaugural season, they already have plenty of options to choose from.
Even at 50 years old, Baby Yoda might be too young to carry his own series. But it’s not hard to imagine someone like Greef Carga or Cara Dune headlining such a project. Another possibility is a vehicle for Bill Burr’s ex-Imperial sharpshooter, Mayfeld. He and his gang of scoundrels were memorably left in prison at the end of The Mandalorian’s sixth episode.
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