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Moff Gideon To Get A Bigger Role In Season Two of The Mandalorian

January 18, 2020 | Posted by Joseph Lee
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/Film reports that Giancarlo Esposito’s character Moff Gideon will have a larger role in the second season of the Disney+ Star Wars series The Mandalorian. Esposito revealed the news himself during a panel at the Television Critics Association. Here are highlights:

On if Moff Gideon will have more to do in season two: “It’s growing. Yes, I do. I most certainly do.”

On being a part of Star Wars: “It’s been exciting to be a part of that project because of the iconic nature of it, but even more so, because it has returned me to the Star Wars that I loved,” he said. “I saw the first few movies and dropped away because it became more and more in a different vein than what I wanted to be in, but this is the true space western. It gives you room and space and each one is a little bit of a film. So you’re able to tell a story visually and it returns to the original guts of mythology based deeply rooted in Joe Campbell’s mythology which George Lucas was so fond of and which is why he was inclusive of that mythology in Star Wars so I’m pleased to be a part of that.”

On working with Taika Waititi: “I love Taika. He’s an interesting guy to get to know. He seems to be in his own world creatively. He’s able to share enough of that world with you to tell you what he wants but what a creative artist and genius he is. A very different and odd human being but aren’t we all as creative artists? So I have great stories about Taika.”

On his TIE fighter scene: “I’m climbing up on top of my TIE Fighter and Taika’s looking visually at what it is. He comes to me and I climb down. We’re in this big room and nothing’s really there and the sky is moving. It’s the volume [the space where they film The Mandalorian] and I have my saber. Taika says, ‘Give me that, give me that.’ I gave him the saber and all of a sudden he starts moving his feet in all these different ways and he’s like, ‘It’s really good, it’s really good.’ And I’m [saying], ‘Yeah, but.’ He’s looking down at his feet and he’s like, ‘Maybe your feet, it’s the feet. It’s the feet thing.’ I said, ‘What’s bugging you about the way my feet are? I’m on a fucking globe 30 feet in the fucking sky.’ So I said, ‘Give me back the saber.’ I climb back up and I’m like, ‘Do the feet look better this way?’ Something about my feet bugged him the way they were. He’s that meticulous. I said, ‘Taika, if they’re looking at my fucking feet, they’re not looking at my face.’ He’s an interesting guy. I like him a lot.”

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