10+ Secrets About 'The Mandalorian' Fans Likely Didn't Know

With season two of the series going strong, The Mandalorian is more popular than ever.

Fans definitely can't get enough of Baby Yoda, or Grogu, and are interested in the many new and old characters from the franchise.

However, even big fans might not know everything that went into the series. Here are 10+ secrets about The Mandalorian fans likely don't know.

1. Mando's weapons are inspired by World War II guns.

In Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian, prop master for the series, Josh Roth, said that Mando's weapons were actually modeled after guns from World War II.

They did this because the guns from the original trilogy were also inspired by World War II.

2. Pedro Pascal suffered a minor injury while filming.

In Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian, it was revealed that he had to go to the hospital after a minor accident.

The accident didn't occur during a big action scene. Instead, he was reading his script and walked into a piece of plywood outside of his trailer.

The injury looked worse than it really was.

Because he was about to film the final episode of the season, he looked very bloody and messed up.

“They thought I was at death’s door!” Pascal said in the series.

He ended up need to get seven stitches, but he was otherwise all right.

3. Many other famous people came by to visit *The Mandalorian* set.

While filming the first season of the show, the set became a popular destination for other filmmakers and actors.

Many famous people visited including Steven Spielberg and Seth Rogen, and they even got to watch the occasional scene being shot.

4. The Baby Yoda puppet takes four technicians to operate.

Many fans know that The Child is mostly created using a puppet with the occasional CGI thrown in.

It actually takes four technicians to work the puppet during filming.

One of them controls his eyes and mouth while the other controls other elements of facial expression like his ears moving. The other two control the body.

5. Warner Herzog told them not to be "cowards" about Baby Yoda.

In the "Practical" episode from Disney Gallery, director Deborah Chow revealed that Herzog was instrumental in getting the creators to stick to the puppet version of Baby Yoda.

He told them relying on CGI was cowardly and the wrong move and his advice was definitely on point.

6. Mark Hamill has a cameo in the series.

Many people probably missed Mark Hamill's small cameo because it came in the form of voice acting.

When The Mandalorian is on Tattooine, Hamill does the voice of a bartender droid.

It's really easy to miss, but it's a great little connection!

7. The series is a pioneer in new technology.

Jon Favreau implemented a new technology for filmmaking that allows actors to feel like they are shooting on location by using virtual sets and rendering in real-time.

Favreau also used this technology in an earlier form for The Lion King remake in 2019.

The giant video set they use is called "The Volume."

In the fourth episode of Disney Gallery, fans can learn more in-depth info about the technology behind the series.

The new technology they use creates a virtual set, and most of the scenes were shot on a set they called "The Volume" which was largely made up of huge video screens.

8. Mando's character had two stunt doubles.

While Pedro Pascal might have acted in most of the scenes, they actually had two stunt doubles for Mando.

In the third episode of Disney Gallery, they revealed that one stunt double was a gun expert and the other was an expert in hand-to-hand combat.

9. Children's recorders were used to create the theme.

Ludwig Göransson, who won an Oscar for his score on Black Panther, worked on the music for the show, and he used many unique instruments to create the score.

He even used children's recorders in the theme and throughout the series.

10. Deborah Chow was the first woman to direct a live-action *Star Wars.*

It might be surprising somewhat, but when Chow directed the third and seventh episodes of season one, she became the first woman to ever direct any live-action stories in the franchise.

Bryce Dallas Howard then directed an episode of the first season, too.

11. The series used stop-motion.

While you might associate stop-motion animation with things like the old Christmas movie specials, The Mandalorian used this method, too.

In the scene where Mando arrives on a planet and looks through a scope and sees Blurrgs, the creatures were filmed using stop-motion.

12. A *Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge* prop was used in filming.

Another reveal from the Disney Gallery series was that they used a prop of an X-Wing for a shot in episode six of the series.

This is the scene when X-Wing pilots are firing on a space station, and the pilots are played by the directors from the first season. The inside shots were filmed with the prop used at the park.

13. Gina Carano is the only person who auditioned for Cara Dune.

The actress was the only individual who auditioned for the part which she obviously landed.

The reason for this is that Jon Favreau wrote the character of Cara Dune with Carano in mind the entire time.

Luckily, and unsurprisingly, she wanted the part.

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