Lizzo? Jack Black?! WTF Is With Those Ridiculous ‘Mandalorian’ Cameos?

Disney’s Star Wars projects are becoming increasingly expensive, making it difficult for the series to not be out-of-step and totally jarring with the rest. However, in order to convince us that this galactic adventure is worth our time, it has to be more than just fun.

Obi-Wan Kenobi? It was just a voice role, but it was strange… Do you mean I? Zach Braff was a special guest star as well as Baby Yoda punching trooper Sudeikis, and we won’t forgive them for that. Although they were mostly quiet and calm in their costumes, the troopers played by Adam Pally and Jason Sudeikis in the first season of The Mandalorian. It’s not obviously distracting, but it sounds fake, okay? In the sequel trilogy, BB-8 was voiced by Ben Schwartz and Bill Hader.

Sadly, the success of The Mandalorian, a stand-alone show on Disney+, which premiered today, owes a lot to Jon Favreau, the creator, who has managed to bring chaos without relying on a massive rolodex of celebrity guest stars. While there are three celebrity cameos in the sixth episode of the show, it’s worth noting that one of them is missing. Nonetheless, the show remains fun and legitimate for sci-fi lovers, as it manages to create something truly unique and absurd within its set.

Pointing finger and excited cheers, the illusion-breaking elicits his appearance, as if even something meaningful to do and show up. Lloyd, like a venerated actor, is the only one who has the right to be the villain, Bo-Katan Mando, that everyone is looking for (Katee Sackhoff). It turns out that Helgait is alive, and he’s been reprogramming nonviolent droids into killing machines, ravaging the Plazir-15. This role is actually meatier than just a nod to the future lovers in Back to the Future. We love it! This episode is great. Commissioner Helgait, also known as Brown Doc, appears here. Let’s cut to the chase.

Jack Black and Lizzo, in their respective roles, are playing the characters: Bombardier and Duchess. The royal members of Plazir-15, following Helgait’s instructions, are required to rendezvous with Mando, Bo, and Baby. However, when he finally arrives, the deception has already been exposed.

You cannot argue, Favreau, that these two are here for any reason other than asking you to include them in an episode.

Having a conversation with the Mandalorian and being married to Lizzo for some unknown reason is none other than Jack Black. Absolutely not, he can only ever convincingly be himself, Jack Black, especially in this situation. Even though I could barely focus on what was happening in the episode because Lizzo was present and doing her Lizzo thing, I can’t really fault her for it. They also briefly engage in a game resembling space basketball, just like the Duchess does in her single scene. I’m certain that Lizzo specifically requested to cuddle with Baby Yoda.

The Mandalorian, the galactic equivalent of a shark, has successfully snuck its way into the canon franchise without any meaningful reason to admit it: but between the experiences of Lizzo and Black Jack, it goes back and forth with one-off episodes and exposition. The wheels of the series are already spinning, but it has been a bit of a slow-paced wash, with Season 3 possibly putting the forward-going narrative in a bit of a standstill. It’s even harder to enjoy anything that the Mandalorian debuts, as these cameos by Star Wars’ own Christopher Lloyd are so distracting.