Galactic News: Giancarlo Esposito Confirms Moff Gideon Return in The Mandalorian Season 2

Giancarlo Esposito has carved out quite the character actor niche for himself over the course of many decades. Once again playing a villain, the actor has now confirmed that he will be returning for the second season of The Mandalorian when it hits Disney+ later this year. When promoting AMC's Better Call Saul at the TFA press tour, he was asked about Moff Gideon's expansion in upcoming episodes of the show. When questioned about if he would have a larger role, he had this to say:

"Yes, I do. I most certainly do. "

He went on to discuss what initially drew him to the series and character:

"It’s been exciting to be a part of that project because of the iconic nature of it, but even more so, because it has returned me to the Star Wars that I loved.  I saw the first few movies and dropped away because it became more and more in a different vein than what I wanted to be in, but this is the true space western. It gives you room and space and each one is a little bit of a film. So you’re able to tell a story visually and it returns to the original guts of mythology based deeply rooted in Joe Campbell’s mythology which George Lucas was so fond of and which is why he was inclusive of that mythology in Star Wars so I’m pleased to be a part of that.”