‘The Mandalorian’ Chapter 10 Homages Ralph McQuarrie, ‘Aliens’ and ‘The Thing’ – Plus New Batch of Concept Art


In Chapter 10, directed by Ant-Man’s Peyton Reed, we see Season 1 actress Misty Rosas return after playing Kuiil (voiced by Nick Nolte) to take a new role of the Frog Lady fare and Richard Ayoade’s droid bounty hunter makes a brief return too.

Mando encounters some tie-fighter pilots leading to him wrecking the ship and stranding the group on an icy planet.

We also see a huge call-back to the white spiders created by artist Ralph McQuarrie for The Empire Strikes Back (seen above) and excellently used on this snowy planet, the new episode also homages both James Cameron’s Aliens and John Carpenter’s remake of The Thing. They were also used in Star Wars: Rebels and given the name of Krykna.

Between tackling the Krykna in this new episode and the Krayt dragon on Tatooine in Chapter 9, it is starting to feel like the visual effects budget has been greatly increased from Season 1.

Here is a new batch of concept artwork from Chapter 10.

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