Friday, December 11, 2020

‘The Mandalorian’ is an Indictment of Holy Wars, And a Celebration of Pluralism

By Jack Jenkins
Rosario Dawson plays Ahsoka Tano, left, and Pedro Pascal plays the Mandalorian in the second season of the Disney+ series “The Mandalorian.” Image courtesy Lucasfilm
Religion is a constant in the galaxy far, far away.... Disney’s hit Star Wars show “The Mandalorian” is about a lot of things we’ve come to expect from the lucrative, spacefaring franchise. Cool-looking helmets. Super-fast spaceships. Baby Yoda. But as the show rockets toward the end of its second season, there are hints it might be about something more than edge-of-your-seat action and Disney+ subscription sales: It’s also an indictment of faith-fueled conflict, and a celebration of religious pluralism. [More]