07 Jan 2021 3:40 PM +00:00 UTC

The Mandalorian Star Had No Idea About the Major Star Wars Cameo Even When on Set

The Mandalorian Season 2 finale has shocked many fans after featuring an unexpected cameo from Luke Skywalker. It was an appearance that no viewer saw coming. However, it wasn't just the fans who are unaware of the cameo. One of The Mandalorian stars admitted that she had no idea of the cameo until she was on set.

Cara Dune actress, Gina Carano, admitted that she had no idea about the identity of the cameo. She said that it was such a well-kept secret. In the script, the episode's credit merely mentioned "The Jedi" without having any dialogue that will help him directly identify himself. Carano did not assume that the character cameo will end up being one of the most iconic heroes in cinematic history.

Luke Skywalker cameo in The Mandalorian season 2.
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In YouTube's Drunk3PO, Carano stated, "So I started finding out about it in the makeup trailer, basically because you're like, 'Oh wait, who's that? And because they didn't say it in the script ... everyone that has worked on The Mandalorian is insane, like insane Star Wars fans. And they have the shirts and they're like, 'Wait a second.' And so, everybody starts doing a little whispering."


Earlier in The Mandalorian Season 2, Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson) teased that Grogu, also known as Baby Yoda needed to be trained by a Jedi. Ahsoka said that she would not be the one to take on the task. This led fans to speculate as to the identity of the Jedi who will train Grogu. Although the idea that Luke Skywalker might be the one, the wider speculation believes that it could probably be a lesser-known figure.

Instead of opting for a lesser-known Jedi, The Mandalorian went above and beyond to have one of the most iconic Jedis on board. Mark Hamill and his stand-in Max Lloyd-Jones collaborated to bring Luke Skywalker to life, with the help of some visual effects.

Due to the number of people responsible for doing the scene, even series creator Jon Favreau was nervous the cameo would be spoiled before it aired. He said, "It was very tricky because it's very hard to keep a secret nowadays, especially with Star Wars, because people are so curious about it. There are so many people involved with the process, with visual effects finishing, making it, filming it, the studios, everything."

The Mandalorian Season 3 is expected to be released in December 2021 or early 2022.

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