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Why the Banthas in the trailer for The Mandalorian season 2 have us excited

The Mandalorian season 2 trailer has finally arrived and, as expected, fans across the galaxy are losing their minds. On top of Baby Yoda melting hearts with the slightest wave of his hand and Din Djarin (a.k.a. Mando a.k.a. Mr. All-Time Foster Dad) getting into classic Star Wars battles, a Bantha spotting has viewers excited.

That galaxy far, far away is full of iconic creatures, but Banthas have been a fan favorite since 1977. Although tempting, the prospect of seeing some Bantha poodoo isn't why we're excited. Banthas' homeworld is the desert planet Tatooine. Tatooine isn't solely home to hairy mammals with spiral horns — the Outer Rim planet was also home to Anakin and Luke Skywalker.

While it was already known that The Mandalorian would revisit Tatooine — especially after that mysterious figure approached Fennec Shand in the first season — a Bantha sighting seals the deal. A ship that appears to be the Razor Crest is seen approaching Tatooine in the trailer. Din's business on the planet is still unknown but could answer some lingering questions about Boba Fett, at the least. Either way, Banthas are a welcome sight.

Other notable interests in The Mandalorian season 2 trailer

While Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito) cut through a wrecked TIE fighter with the Darksaber during the first season finale, the new trailer doesn't tell us anything about his next moves. However, a mysterious hooded figure lurking in the shadows definitely has the attention of fans, and that ominous figure is played by none other than WWE star Sasha Banks. Her character has yet to be announced, but it's clear she's up to something as she gives Mando and Baby Yoda a suspicious look. The ice planet that's featured several times in the trailer is also getting buzz.

It's also intriguing that the trailer calls back to the Armorer's instructions to Mando at the end of the first season, in which she told him he must reunite Baby Yoda with his own kind. Mando will apparently have to search the galaxy for a race of "enemy sorcerers" — better known as the Jedi — and deliver Baby Yoda to them, all because "this is the way." Even after decades of Star Wars, much of Yoda's lineage still remains a mystery.

The Mandalorian season 2 will hit Disney+ on October 30. Until then, hopefully sneak peeks and bonus trailers continue to hit the holonet.