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Did The Mandalorian star Giancarlo Esposito hint Moff Gideon is a Force wielder?

July 14th, 2020 by Marc Comments

Oooooooooh… isn’t this exciting news?

The Mandalorian star Giancarlo Esposito, who played the first season’s big bad, Moff Gideon, has hinted in a new interview (below) that his character, last seen in the series finale wielding the legendary Darksabre, may be a Force user.

“To be in the position of having that regal, graceful power but have this saber which delineates a different part of me than any other character,” Esposito said.

“To have this saber means I can use it, and I can do my own dirty work, that I’m a fighter, that I’m a warrior. That’s part of me.

“It also creates the possibility that he is one of the ones. He possibly has that, and that to me is interesting because is he really that fallen hero? Is he a descendant of Darth Vader. Who is he? What does he want? He knows all about everything, and you’ll have to wait to find out. Yeah, he’s actually pretty good with that Darksaber too.”

Now he refers to himself as a fighter, a warrior. He goes on that hint he may be a descendant of Darth Vader himself… calling himself one of ‘the ones’ meaning, we think, Force users.

Star Wars fans will also know that even though Han Solo once used one to man a Taun Taun bed for Luke, only Jedi and Sith can properly use a sabre… does this include the Darksabre?

Personally, Gideon popping up at the end of the season was a real treat and he felt like a real threat… having him as a bonafide Force user – perhaps a retired Inquistor or one of the Emperor’s Hands?

Man… because we weren’t excited enough already!

What say you all? Let me know…

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….