Giancarlo Esposito plays Moff Gideon, the head of an imperial vestige who is interested in the Child, in the Mandalorian. Gideon also brandishes the black saber. In an interview with Entertainment tonight on his role in Far Cry 6, the conversation turned to the future of Gideon in the second season of The Mandalorian. Esposito makes it clear that Gideon is not wearing the black saber as a trophy or an assignment. He can handle the weapon competently, and perhaps something more than pure talent. “To be able to have this royal and graceful power, but to have this saber which delimits a part of me different from any other character,” says Esposito. “Having this sword means that I can use it, and I can do my own dirty work, that I am a fighter, that I am a warrior.” It’s part of me. It also creates the possibility that he is one of the Maybe he has that, and that is interesting to me because he really is this fallen hero? Is he a descendant of Darth Vader. Who is he? What does he want? He knows everything about everything, and you will have to wait to know. Yeah, he’s actually pretty good with this Darksaber too. “By “descendant of Darth Vader”, we assume that Esposito means heir or disciple and not blood relative. But what does he mean by that? And by “one of”? It looks like it might suggest that Gideon is a Force user. This would help explain why he is skilled with the black saber, although we have seen in the Star Wars canon past that the powers of the Force are necessary to wield such a weapon. But if he’s a Dark Side Force user, that may explain Esposito’s comments about being a “fallen hero”. Maybe he worked with Darth Vader, or maybe he hid his Force powers because he saw how the Empire would use and abuse other people with such abilities.
We have to keep in mind that storytellers of franchise shows like The Mandalorian often keep secrets even of the stars of the series. Esposito can speculate rather than indicate, although at this point he should have complete knowledge of what will happen the MandalorienThis is the second season of filming which ended in March.
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