Obi-Wan Kenobi told Luke Skywalker about the Tusken Raiders in A New Hope, and although he wasn’t always right, he did one thing.
Mandalorian brought the Tusken Raiders back from season 1and brought new concepts of their culture and way of life to the rule, and one that paid off from Obi-Wan Kenobi in A new hope. One of the best things about Mandalorian that it borrows heavily from the Extended Universe, but it is not a leap; The series is taking small steps in re-establishing deeper lore Star Wars fans fell in love during the time before Disney acquired Lucasfilm.
But even beyond what Mandalorian are doing with the Extended Universe (some of which are expansions of what’s included in Disney Star Wars movie), Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni are going back to George Lucas’s original concepts and ideas, and they’re bringing them back to the very first screen. That can be seen with the return of Boba Fett and the dragon krayt in Mandalorian season 2, episode 1. However, the biggest additions Mandalorian made in that episode focusing on Tusken Raiders.
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Mandalorian the season 2 premiere personified Tusken Raiders in ways Lucas couldn’t; a large part of that is due to the stories being told, which is brought by Mandalorian a significant advantage. In this episode, Tusken Raiders teamed up with Mando, Cobb Vanth and the people of Mos Pelgo to defeat the dragon krayt nearby. And when they’re for the first time, viewers can see Tusken Raiders riding in a single file on their Banthas. It’s a brief moment, but it pays off what Obi-Wan tells Luke Skywalker about the Tusken Raiders when they find a destroyed Jawa sandwich: “Sandman always runs a single file to hide their number. “
Interestingly, while Obi-Wan was right about Tusken Raiders, he was wrong – to some extent – about storm riders. Sure, it was true that the storm goers shot the bread and then killed Luke’s aunt and uncle, but over the years, it was proven time and time again that hurricane soldiers couldn’t. shot properly. In reality, Mandalorian made a joke about hurricane jumpers with terrible goals in season 1, when Bill Burr’s Mayfeld was compared to a hurricane jumper (he was an Empire sniper).
By providing Tusken Raiders with language, traditions and practical intelligence, Mandalorian has done more for Sand People than any other canon document included Star Wars. Sure, the Extended Universe / Legend has taken those first steps for the franchise, but seeing it all come to fruition on screen is very exciting. Above all, see word concepts A new hope pay in Mandalorian the season 2 premiere will show a deep connection to the Disney + franchise’s original trilogy. After all, the first time someone saw a krayt dragon was in the first act in the original Lucas Star Wars movie. It only took a few decades to see one come to life.
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