Even the show’s villain, Giancarlo Esposito, really can not help but fall in love with a force-sensitive creature. The Mandalorian struck Star Wars gold with Grogu’s conception for the first-ever live-action series on Disney+. As the first original series to debut on Disney’s streaming service in 2019, The Mandalorian quickly rose to fame. The Mandalorian season 3 is almost here after a long wait since the release of season 2 in late 2020.

Giancarlo Esposito, who plays Moff Gideon, the main antagonist in The Mandalorian, recalled his first encounter with the Grogu puppet while working on the Star Wars television series in an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The now-iconic Lil green creature, which the renowned actor explained as fascinating and enigmatic, captivated him, and he told Jimmy Fallon that he had been blown away and also that he couldn’t take his eyes off it. In conclusion, Esposito said, he informed show creator Jon Favreau that Grogu would become the show’s star. Following are Esposito’s entire remarks about seeing Grogu:

“We walk by a table, and he said, casually, ‘Hey, you want to take a look at the Child?’ And he pulls off the canvas, and I look at this practical child. And he explained to me, it was going to be this, it was going to be that, CGI… And I said no, this is perfect, and then the puppeteer walked by at that very moment. And the puppeteer said, ‘Do you want to see and talk to him?’ I went, ‘Ok…’ And the Child opened its eyes, turned its head, wiggled its ears, and I… You can’t take your eyes off of this Child. Grogu is fascinating, mysterious, and smart, and I looked at Jon, and I said, ‘Jon! This is the star of the show.’ And he stood back, and he scratched his chin, and he said, ‘Do you think so?’ And I said, ‘I know so. And every scene that I’m in has to be with this Child.”

What Happens To Moff Gideon In Season 3 Of The Mandalorian?

Moff Gideon Of The Mandalorians Recalls The Surreal Moment He Saw The Grogu Puppet

The Breaking Bad & Better Call Saul alum claims that Moff Gideon’s intense obsession with Grogu extends beyond the screen. In The Mandalorian season 2, the series antagonist came close to escaping with the child, but Din Djarin, Bo Katan, and Luke Skywalker’s prompt arrival in the season finale thwarted his plans. Giancarlo Esposito has hinted that Gideon will return from the dead in season 3. Gideon is currently in the care of the New Republic. It seems likely that Gideon will escape his captivity and carry out his warplane for the sake of the narrative and to see how the intriguing villain’s tale develops.

But it’s unclear where his narrative goes from there. Moff Gideon has a knack for persuading people, which might help him get away. Even though Gideon has been represented as the leader of the remaining Imperial forces, there is cause to suspect that he is actually working for greater danger. Grand Admiral Thrawn might be that threat, but we won’t learn all there is to know about him until the forthcoming Ahsoka series. Gideon will pose a serious threat to Din and his cronies no matter how he escapes. Despite being taken prisoner, Gideon was able to draw blood from Grogu, which could prove disastrous for the show’s heroes and tie into the sequel trilogy’s plot.

The darksaber that Gideon lost in his battle with Din Djarin in the season 2 finale of The Mandalorian is now in the title character character’s possession, which will lead to further conflict with former Mandalore leader Bo Katan. Because of Gideon’s actions in season 2, The Mandalorian season 3 is expected to feature a conflict between the show’s main characters. The battle for the darksaber could prove fatal for a civilization that the old Empire already wiped out.

Source: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon