The Mandalorian has had a remarkable run, now halfway its second season, telling the fantastic story of Din Djarin, Baby Yoda and a number of other characters in their space-galavanting ways. It’s such a great show that we can forgive a mistake or two and that’s just what happened in the last episode. Take a close look and you’ll see a guy who, well, isn’t dressed for his space setting.
Twitter user @pythrbx noticed the mistake off to the left of Carl Weathers’ Greef Karga as he and Gina Carano’s Cara Dune are locked in a shootout. The episode “Chapter 12: The Seige” was directed by Weathers and takes place on the planet Nevarro, where Karga is in charge. Considering Weathers was at the helm of this episode, the mistake lands at his feet, though considering he was pulling double duties acting and directing I suppose we can forgive the error.
The Mandalorian has been nothing short of a massive hit for Disney+ since appearing on the network. Crushing it with critics on Rotten Tomatoes, it has established a precedent for the platform’s original work and laid the groundwork for a number of other shows coming down the pike in the Star Wars universe. Over the next year or so the platform is slated to debut original shows including a Rogue One prequel, an Obi-Wan Kenobi series, and even a Boba Fett spinoff among others. Will those shows feature dudes in jeans onboard space stations? Hopefully not.
It’s estimated that the Season 2 premiere of The Mandalorian was streamed in over one million households on opening night alone. But the show hasn’t totally avoided controversy, since recently there’s been a call among some fans to have the aforementioned Gina Carano removed from her role as Dune. This came on the heels of the actress and former MMA fighter tweeting a number of controversial takes regarding mask-wearing in the pandemic as well as thoughts around the election process. The online campaign to have her fired doesn’t appear to be having an effect on the show or the actress though. The Mandalorian creator Jon Favreau hasn’t commented on the situation and Carano herself refused to back off the comments.
Considering the popularity of the show and the overall ratings, I doubt we see these hiccups cause too much of a dent in the overall viewership and excitement around The Mandalorian. It’s simply too popular and well-received. Is it a bad look to have a dude in street clothes show up in the middle of a fight scene? Sure, but it lands as little more than a chuckle moment and not as anything that is an indictment of the overall production.
In fact, The Mandalorian has some of the best production value of any show you’ll see on television or streaming service. It’s shot like a movie but wrapped up into hour-long episodes. Mistakes happen for sure, and someone will catch some heat. But it does little to ding one of the best things on screens right now.