The Mandalorian Will Show How The Darksaber Ended Up With Moff Gideon

The Mandalorian will show how the Darksaber ended up with Moff Gideon. The hit series streaming on Disney+ takes place 5 years after the events of Return of the Jedi and continues to expound upon the Star Wars mythos. Created by Jon Favreau and starring Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones) as Din Djarin, aka “Mando,” a bounty hunter protecting a force-sensitive child from the clutches of the Empire, The Mandalorian has taken fans deeper into the history of one of the most iconic creeds and cultures of the Star Wars universe. And, of the more recent aspects of Mandalorian lore capturing imaginations, excitement continues to compounds over the Darksaber.

The Darksaber was first introduced back in 2010 in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, season 2, episode 12, titled “The Mandalore Plot”. It was then wielded by Mandalorian Death Watch Commando, Pre Vizsla and would change ownership a number of times before jumping series and debuting in the 2016 episode of Star Wars Rebels, “Visions and Voices. For the majority of its time on Rebels, the Darksaber would be wielded by the young Mandalorian Sabine Wren before she passes it to Bo-Katan Kryze, voiced by Katee Sackhoff, in the 2017 episode “Heroes of Mandalore, as a symbol to unite Mandalorians under their rightful leader. The exploits involving the Darksaber from that point are unseen until it would make its shocking reappearance in The Mandalorian‘s season 1 finale, now in the hands of the mysterious and ruthless Moff Gideon.

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ET Online interviewed Sackhoff, who recently reprised her role as Bo-Katan, now in live-action, in the latest episode of The Mandalorian, “The Heiress. She assures that the story of how the Darksaber came into the possession of Moff Gideon, played by Giancarlo Esposito, will be explained:

“There are a lot of theories and there is a story there and we will find out but I would hate to ruin it for everyone. You’ll just have to wait and see. As a fan of the show, I hate spoilers. That has been the thing that has kept me really good on social media, to be honest. I didn’t want to ruin in for anyone. There is teasing something and then there is ruining it for people. I really wanted to make sure that I kept it exciting for them and I wanted them to live that moment for the first time when they see her and have it be everything that they wanted it to be for 15 years.”

Sackhoff’s return as Bo-Katan marked the appearance in The Mandalorian of a character originating from Clone Wars or Rebels. Hot on the trail of the Darksaber she wishes to reclaim, Bo-Katan drafts Mando into service in hijacking an Empire cargo ship to reclaim weapons and learn the whereabouts of Moff Gideon. The two Mandalorians would go their separate ways in the end but it’s inevitable that their paths will cross again as Bo-Katan closes in on Gideon and the sinister Empire agent closes in on Mando and “the child”.

The Darksaber is one of the most enigmatic pieces of tech to emerge from the Star Wars universe in recent years. The Jedi and their signature tool, the lightsaber, have always been compelling, but very few weapons have evoked as much fascination or interest as the Darksaber. Originally said to have been created by Tarre Vizsla, the first Mandalorian to become a Jedi, it’s interesting to note that Darth Maul, for a few episodes in Clone Wars, is the only actual force-user shown to hold extended possession over the Darksaber. As it continues to be a highly sought-after commodity by virtually everyone across the galaxy, it will be interesting to see who becomes the Darksaber’s undisputed owner in The Mandalorian.

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Source: ET Online

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