Director Amazed They Managed To Contain Secret

Jon Favreau has broken his silence on the season finale of The Mandalorian and is amazed that they were able to keep the finale spoiler-free.

Favreau is still genuinely surprised that the crew were able to keep their big surprise under wraps for over a year, especially since a lot of their season 2 castings leaked early on.

Fans got to see a de-aged version of Mark Hamill return as Jedi Master Luke Skywalker to come and take baby Grogu for his Jedi training. Favreau explains how they were able to keep Hamill’s appearance on the show a secret.

Speaking to the Good Morning America YouTube channel, Favreau said –

“We started off the whole series with the Baby Yoda reveal – with the Grogu reveal – that was a secret that everybody was really blown away by. Part of that is not telling too many people, not having merchandise that’s being tooled up and announced and everything. And then the very last episode having Mark Hamill actually on set filming and us using whatever technology we had available to de-age him and try to make him look as much like he did in the old films.”

“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,”

“And there are so many people involved with the process with visual effects finishing, making it, filming it, the studios everything. Every piece of casting leaked, and we were so scared right up until it aired that our surprise cameo was gonna leak too.”

Hamill also sounded surprised that they were able to keep ending a secret. He said –

“The fact that we were able to keep my involvement a secret for over a year with no leaks is nothing less than a miracle. A real triumph for spoiler-haters everywhere!”

In the finale’s post-credit scene, Favreau and Dave Filoni added in a special bonus treat. Boba Fett and Fennec Chand revisit Jabba the Hutt’s old palace on Tatooine, where they seemingly take it over.

Lucasfilm has released the official logo for the series –

The Book Of Boba Fett will premiere on Disney+ next December, which means it’s probably going to be a little bit longer for the third season of The Mandalorian.