Watching the Mando!
For the last month or so, the MakingStarWars.net team has been watching construction at the location where they filmed the first season of Star Wars: The Mandalorian was filmed last October. We thought the structures were for a Marvel series for a time, as the building looked kind of like an observatory. As time went on we started to see some classic Tatooine props but we thought maybe they were stored there and being trashed.
Over the last couple of days we started to notice familiar Star Wars architecture going up. It appears to be Tatooine again, however the sets are primed but not painted yet. But based on moisture vaporators and other props we’ve seen over the last week or so it seems a pretty safe bet we return to the desert world once again. Then we had to ponder if this actually for the Obi-Wan series, but with The Mando filming in October this is probably The Mando for sure.
The AT-ST head!
The coolest thing was when we noticed there was an AT-ST head there. It is likely the same as the one from Season 1 which you can see as a Lego set that leaked recently. I freaked out when I saw it, I was so excited to see a screen used AT-ST in real life. I felt like the world’s lamest Richard Marquand as I filmed an AT-ST with a tarp on it. Life goals.
It is Star Wars!
In the video, I meant to say we thought the Marvel series filming here was WandaVision, but I said The Eternals because I saw an AT-ST and I got excited in the moment. I’m sure the internet will let me know about that for a while. That said, it appears it is Star Wars: The Mandalorian – Season 2 which starts filming in October.
Season 1 of The Mandalorian will be available on Disney+ in November! So we aren’t that far from the next Star Wars saga beginning on television. The fact they’re putting season two into production before anyone has seen the first season is a good sign for us Star Wars fans!