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How ‘The Mandalorian’ Is Tackling Religion

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“Star Wars: The Mandalorian” has long promoted the idea that Mandalorians decide to wear their masks all the time to fit in with a specific creed — not a religion. But one of the most recent episode showed the Disney Plus series may have more to say about religion than we think. In episode 3 of season 2, titled “The Heiress,” the Mandalorian (Pedro Pascal) and the Child (Baby Yoda) meet Bo-Katan Kryze, a former leader of the planet Mandalore (who had previously appeared in “The Clone Wars” animated series). She takes off her Mandalorian mask, which prompts Mando to freak out and accuse her of not being Mandalorian. But Bo-Katan suggests that Mando is a part of a cultish version of the Mandalorians, who live with their masks on all the time. This moment is a sign of Mando embracing a standard belief and plural belief, according to Daniel Burke of CNN. But it also shows a potential sign for “The Mandalorian” and how it tackles religion… (READ MORE)

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