The Mandalorian’s spin-off is underway and Giancarlo Esposito is likely to return in that. We saw the actor first appear in season 1, “Chapter 7: The Reckoning”. Initially, he wanted to capture the Child and was the season’s main villain. However, it was later revealed that he was after Grogu’s blood to create other Force-sensitive beings.
Mandalorian’s Giancarlo Esposito: Is Moff Gideon Dead?
The series’ second season ended on a cliff-hanger and we don’t know what will happen to Esposito’s character. In the second season finale, we saw shoots Bo-Katan and attempts to kill Grogu. Mando successfully defeated Gideon and rescued Grogu. He also won the Darksaber in battle.
Gideon tried to turn the tables around by attempting to kill himself. However, Cara Dune knocks him out and that’s the last we saw of him. Now Gideon is not dead and is in custody. Esposito earlier said that Gideon will play a major role in the third season. Additionally, he is now also set to appear in other Star Wars installments.
Esposito said that he would love to be back as ‘Gideon’ for a spin-off series. Given that Disney is planning multiple Star Wars TV shows, Gideon might find his place in some of them. Esposito, in an interview, talked about his role and character and said:
“I sat there and went, ‘Hey, what about me?!’ People keep asking me, ‘Why aren’t you in Season Two more?” I said, ‘Because we’re teasing you. I’m the heavy, and it’ll take a little time to get to what Moff really wants.'”
“The answer is, yes, I would be interested in that if there were enough material and storyline to indulge that,” he says. “But first I want to be true to this project.”
Will He Be Back?
Disney announced their new upcoming 61 movies and TV shows on Disney Investor Day 2020. This list includes ten new Star Wars spin-off shows coming to Disney+. These shows are Obi-Wan Kenobi, Ahsoka, Rangers of the New Republic, Andor, The Acolyte, The Bad Batch, Lando, Star Wars: Visions, A Droid Story, and The Book of Boba Fett.
Now, Gideon is most likely to appear in Ahsoka, The Book of Boba Fett, or Rangers of the New Republic. This is if he will appear in the franchise outside of the main storyline. These spin-offs are set around The Mandalorian’s timeline so they might bring back Gideon and thus, Esposito. There are many possibilities that he will be back. Additionally, he will play a major role in The Mandalorian’s third season.
We will bring more insights very soon. Until then, stay tuned and keep reading for all the latest updates!