Interestingly, The New York Times reported recently that the first episode of The Mandalorian “contains a dramatic Star Wars-universe spoiler”.
Furthermore, it was revealed that Disney is not doing any advanced screenings for media members of the first episode in order to protect any surprises and plot twists.
So that’s very interesting, and I’m obviously quite curious. Of course, I think it’s a bit funny to talk about the first episode containing a spoiler, because is it really a spoiler if it’s in the show itself? That’s like saying The Empire Strikes Back contains a major Star Wars spoiler – of course it does! So the wording is pretty funny, but (I think) I get what is meant: that it’s something significant in-universe that Disney doesn’t want leaking before the release of the first episode on November 12.
But what could it be? The article gives us no hint whatsoever, so we’re left speculating and wondering. However, my first guess (and the first guess of many people, it appears) is that it could have something to do with Boba Fett. I’m not of the opinion that the Mandalorian will actually be revealed to be Boba Fett, and I highly doubt even if it were they would do that in the very first episode. So I kind of wonder if we’ll get a ‘spoiler’ about Boba Fett’s fate in this first episode, even if it’s just confirming that he’s actually dead. Since it looks like part of this show takes place on Tatooine and features a bounty hunter wearing Mandalorian armor, it wouldn’t be too out of place to clarify this reality with Boba Fett, especially since the casual viewer seems to be already thinking this figure is Boba Fett (just recently, for example, I had someone ask me about my thoughts on the new Boba Fett show). So if I had to make a complete guess, I’d say that it probably is a revelation about Boba Fett that helps the viewer understand who this main character actually is.
Regardless, though, I didn’t think I could be more excited about this show releasing, but this did it – because now I’m even more intrigued about what The Mandalorian might reveal!