If it feels a little early to talk about the second season of The Mandalorian, this has already been promised by Disney +, no doubt based on the belief that every Star Wars fan already is hooked. So far, this has been proven true thanks to Mandalorian's compelling plot that finds Baby Yoda as part of his head hunt.
It might be argued that the real story here is Baby Yoda, not the arc of the Mandalorian. Then again, the second season can change things, if not before the first season is over.
Director, producer and writer John Favreau has already started production on Season 2, with a recent photo posted to Instagram. The photo shows a Mandalorian mask / helmet sitting on a stone. It gives clues that we can see another unraveling in the Star Wars universe .
Star Wars and her mask mania
Back in the day of the original trilogy, there was always speculation about what was hidden under the mask of Darth Vader. Even when it was revealed that he was Luke's father in the Empire returned the blow, no one really knew what it would look like there. Only once before did anyone see a quick glance at Vader without his mask on Empire albeit from the back of his head.
Only at the end of Return of the Jedi did we see how the battered Anakin Skywalker seemed to be living under Vader's mask for years. It was clearly a nod to the classic tale The Phantom of the Opera where he was so disfigured he had no choice but to live under the guise of a mask in order to continue to function.
As everyone saw, Kylo Ren is in the same frame for the new trilogy. Although not really disfigured (other than a scar on his face), there seems to be every indication that he is wearing his mask of homage to Vader.
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For The Mandalorian, all speculation is about Dean Jaren looking under his mask. If there's any indication from Favreau's Instagram photo, we'll see Dyn Jarren masked until next season, what are the chances that will happen before Chapter Eight ends this December?
What if he doesn't look like we expect?  Let's prepare for the surprise of what the Mandalorian can really look like. Based on the voice, most people probably expect it to look something like Clint Eastwood.
His character is already based on the iconic Eastwood man without a name from various spaghetti westerns.
What happens if he is not masked and does not look like the typical person we expect? There were even jokes on social media that she was a woman.
Of course, The Mandalorian wants to keep some more secrets, but that his wife is probably not one of them. However, Dean Jaren may still not look like the actor who portrays him, Pedro Pascal.
Maybe the man under the mask has some injuries that he has to hide, although all Mandalorian head hunters wear masks by tradition.
Or, it may not be revealed at all.
Just because we see the mask in an advertisement shot taken on Instagram does not mean that we will necessarily see Dean Jaren without masks. There are many good reasons to keep his physical appearance a secret, except to confront the grain in Star Wars which has always done the unmasking after all.
In his case, this may be due to his mask being damaged, something he somehow avoids when he fights a horned beast at the end of Chapter Two.
Since the Mandalorian did not kill his inferior gain as requested, this could lead him to trouble, possibly leading to a mask against his will. One thing we have learned is that the stars of the Star Wars do not voluntarily remove their masks and only in the most difficult circumstances, as in the face of death.