Mandalorian EP on Finale's Legendary Surprise: 'We Were So Scared, Right Up Until It Aired,' Cameo Would Be Spoiled
When it came to putting together the second season finale of The Mandalorian, the Force was strong in the secrecy of the Disney + hit. (SPOILERS AHEAD!)
Executive producer Jon Favreau said on Good Morning America Monday of the surprise cameo that concluded the finale, "It was very difficult because it's very difficult to keep a secret these days." There are so many people involved in the process. Every piece of the casting for [Season 2] has been leaked, so we were so scared by the time it aired that our surprise cameo would have been leaked as well. "
In the final moments of the second year of the Star Wars franchise - just when it looked like the good guys who infiltrated Moff Gideon's light cruiser, felled dozen of stormtroopers, and rescued Grogu, were being mowed down by a platoon of Dark Troopers - a loner X-Wing appeared outside. His dressed pilot boarded the cruiser and sliced and diced Dark Trooper after Dark Trooper with a green lightsaber carried by a gloved hand. When this Jedi arrived at the bridge where Mando, the child, and others were huddled together, he lifted his hood to reveal the face of a return of Jedi Luke Skywalker / Mark Hamill.
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After gaining Din Djarin's trust by vowing to protect Grogu's life with his own, Luke took the child with him, and the trusty droid R2-D2 spun beside them.
As stated in the credits, Max Lloyd-Jones (When the Heart Calls) served as "Double for Jedi". But Favreau suggested that Hamill himself be on the set for the memorable moment.
"Having Mark Hamill on set and obsessing over us with the technology available and making him look like he did in the old films" - and kept it a secret - was very special, said Favreau.
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