Monday, November 29, 2021

Go Behind the Scenes of Luke Skywalker’s Comeback With ‘Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian’ “Making of the Season 2 Finale”

Disney Gallery‘s The Mandalorian season 2 behind-the-scenes special was released last Christmas, and it was an incredible deep-dive into the magic that went into making of the latest season. Now, Disney Gallery is back again with a very specific episode … one that Star Wars fans have been eagerly waiting for — “Making of the Season 2 Finale.”

Seven months ago, one of the single most epic moments in the history of Star Wars occurred during the season 2 finale of Disney+’s The Mandalorian, “Chapter 16: The Rescue.” Near the end of the episode, Din Djarin, Bo-Katan Kryze, Fennec Shand, Cara Dune, and Koska Reeves found themselves cornered by Moff Gideon’s dark troopers during the mission to rescue Grogu. Suddenly, a lone X-wing appeared and docked on the ship. This seemed to pique Grogu’s interest (and for a very good reason).

A hooded figure could be seen on the security cameras making its way through the hallways and effortlessly taking down each and every dark trooper with the swipe of a green lightsaber. When the mysterious person finally made their way to the ship’s bridge, they lowered their hood to reveal their identity — a young version of Mark Hamill’s Jedi Master Luke Skywalker.

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And thus Star Wars fans across the world cried tears of shock, awe, and joy as The Mandalorian‘s best-kept secret (prior to this, Grogu laid claim to that spot) was finally revealed.

“Making of the Season 2 Finale” will tell the story of the cutting-edge technology that was utilized to bring Luke back, including the collaborative process of working with Hamill to craft such an incredibly important scene. The special will debut exclusively on Disney+ on August 25.

The Mandalorian stars Pedro Pascal as Din Djarin, a mysterious, skilled Mandalorian bounty hunter, as he traverses the outer reaches of the galaxy in the wake of the Empire’s rule. The series recently scored 24 Emmy nominations. Follow along with the rest of our coverage on The Mandalorian here!

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Lindsey
Lindsey joined the Nerds and Beyond team in 2018. She has spent a large portion of her life dedicated to her first love, photography. When she's not behind the camera, she's likely reading books and comics or dabbling in creative writing. Otherwise, she's probably yelling about something Star Wars or Marvel related on Twitter @lindyysolo. Contact: lindsey@nerdsandbeyond.com

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