First the Mandalorian season 2 images revealed: "Everything gets bigger, the stakes get higher"

The Mandalorian season 2
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The first images from The Mandalorian season 2 (opens in new tab) for Disney Plus have arrived and, yes, Baby Yoda is still as cute as ever, but we also have some delightful cameos, including a Tusken Raider! They're back! But no confirmation if the women and children are, too.

There's also plenty of Mando action, as well as Carl Weathers' Greef and Gina Carano's Cara Dune being shown off for the sophomore season of the Disney Plus series. The Mando images come courtesy of EW (opens in new tab) and feature Pedro Pascal's helmeted bounty hunter looking sleek; another shows him flanked by Greef (now rocking a beard) and Cara; and Mof Gideon scowling away. And is that Baby Yoda poking out of that pouch we spy? Check them out below.

Cara in The Mandalorian season 2

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Baby Yoda and Mando in The Mandalorian season 2

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The images are only a taste of things to come. What can we expect from the second season? More of everything, by the sounds of it.

"Everything gets bigger, the stakes get higher, but also the personal story between the Child and the Mandalorian develops in a way I think people will enjoy," Dave Filoni said. Creator Jon Favreau adds: “The new season is about introducing a larger story in the world. The stories become less isolated, yet each episode has its own flavor, and hopefully we’re bringing a lot more scope to the show.”

The larger story, of course, needs a larger cast. There's still no confirmation on the likes of Rosario Dawson's Ahsoka Tano, Boba Fett, or Timothy Olyphant's unknown role, and one of the actors isn't falling for any Jedi mind tricks to spill the show's secrets. “Some of them are true, some are not sure,” teased Gina Carano, only adding to the mystery.

Giancarlo Esposito was also on hand to talk about his villain, who may not be that evil after all. Or maybe he is... We'll have to wait and see. But one thing that's not a mystery for The Mandalorian season, which is due to premiere on Disney Plus on October 30 (opens in new tab): Baby Yoda is still the best. 

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