Season two of The Mandalorian is making its way to Disney+ on October 31, 2020, and fans cannot wait to see which new characters are introduced to the show.
After Disney released the show’s official trailer, numerous rumors have circulated about which new Star Wars characters will appear in the second season of The Mandalorian and which beloved characters we hope to see a return.
However, with all of these rumors in mind (and taking them with a pinch of salt), here’s a list of Star Wars characters that should appear in the second season of The Mandalorian:
Making her debut in the legendary The Clone Wars series (now on Disney+), Ahsoka (voiced by Ashley Eckstein) has gained massive popularity and a considerable following, especially with the release of the series’ final season earlier this year. Many fans claim that Star Wars: The Clone Wars is rightfully her story as it mainly follows the young Padawan of Anakin Skywalker and her journey on training as a Jedi Knight, her displeasure with the Council (and the Galactic Republic), and short-lived return during the end days for the fall of the Jedi Order.
Ahsoka has proven herself to be one of the most reserved, balanced, and most virtuous Jedi in recent Star Wars history. She’s appeared in numerous shows and books, including Star Wars Rebels, the novel Ahsoka, and canon. Though she is not formally a Jedi, due to leaving the Order, Ahsoka is a fierce Force user that’s powerful, talented, and can hold her weight in a lightsaber battle.
At the beginning of October, The Mandalorian announced on various social media platforms that actress Rosario Dawson would be joining the cast of The Mandalorian for the show’s second season.
Early in January, the actress took to social media to campaign to portray Ahsoka on The Mandalorian, and now her dreams are becoming a reality. The actress will act the live-action Ahsoka as a guest role in The Mandalorian.
Any details on Ahsoka’s involvement in this coming season of The Mandalorian are being locked away, but it entirely possible that she’ll have some involvement with The Child, a Force-sensitive creature on the Empire’s radar, and Din Djarin (“Mando”). Perhaps Ahsoka Tano will step in as a mentor for The Child and help them hone in on their abilities.
The Jedi may know critical information about the being, like what species The Child is, where his kin resides, and the true nature of his Force-sensitivity. On top of that, Moff Gideon currently posses the mysterious Darksaber, and we could be in for a treat of a proper lightsaber battle between the Moff and Ahsoka.
After Ahsoka walks away from the Jedi Order during the Empire’s uprising at the end of The Clone Wars season seven (RIP all of our clone brothers), Ahsoka went into hiding after losing her master, Anakin Skywalker (now Darth Vader), to the Emporer, and Order 66 wiping out Jedi (other than her, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Master Yoda, Kana Jarrus, and Cal Kestis from Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order) across the galaxy.
After serving Order 66 and the genocide of the Jedi, Ahsoka spaced to the Outer Rim (like Obi-Wan Kenobi) to live in hiding. Still, her plans soon proved futile as the Emperor’s power was all-pervasive, and Force-sensitive beings, like herself and young children, were in great danger. The Empire scoured the star system of any remaining Force users, leading Ahsoka to join the Rebellion against the rising Empire and her previous master, Darth Vader.
Ahsoka made an ally with Senator Bail Organa (Princess Leia’s adoptive-father) and was given the codename “Folcrum” by the Rebellion. Soon becoming one of Bail’s closest companions, Ahsoka worked behind-the-scenes to organize the Rebellion. In Star Wars Rebels, Ahsoka Tano became a key figure in connecting various Rebels cells to communicate with each other and became close allies with fellow Force-user Kanan Jarrus and his Rebels planet Lothal. Becoming a mentor for Ezra Bridger and close ally of Sabine Wren (whom we’ll talk about soon!), Ahsoka is nearly killed by Darth Vader while traveling in the realm called the World Between Worlds.
After coming into contact with Inquisitors and Darth Vader, Ahsoka learns shocking truths behind Anakin Skywalker’s betrayal and fall to the dark side at the power of Darth Sidious (Emporer Palpatine), leading her further on her quest to be disillusioned with the Jedi. Rather than wielding a colored lightsaber, Ahsoka swings dual lightsabers with white blades to represent her disassociation with the Jedi but dedication to preserving the peace of the Force.
Seeing Ahsoka appear in The Mandalorian would answer various questions on her whereabouts after Star Wars Rebels, association with Sabine Wren and the Mandalorians, and the outcome of her quest since the show is set years after the events of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. It is confirmed that Ahsoka will appear as a guest role in season two of The Mandalorian, and hopefully, we’ll see Ahsoka step in as a mentor for The Child and help grow their powers.
Ahsoka will, without a doubt, hold a decisive and critical role in the show’s overall story, and we can’t wait to see what she thinks about Baby Yoda.
Suppose the rumors are correct that the actor Temuera Morrison (who portrayed Jango Fett, Star Wars: Attack of the Clones) will appear in The Mandalorian’s second season to play as Boba Fett. In that case, we may see fan-favorite Captain Rex from The Clone Wars appear as well. Last we’ve heard, Rex was present in the Battle of Endor with Han Solo and Princess Leia in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.
Seeing Captain Rex and Ahsoka in Star Wars Rebels confirms that the two are still alive and well, and even actively working with the Rebellion against the Empire.
Since The Mandalorian is set only a few years after Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, it’s possible that the old clone is still alive and taking part in exterminating any remaining Empire loyalists, as well as assisting Rebellion allies. Perhaps Captain Rex will be reunited with Ahsoka Tano during The Mandalorian‘s second season and act as a guardian over the mysterious Child. Rex could be apart of a story arch within the series that follows Din Djarin on the quest to return The Child to his kin on a distant planet.
While there are numerous spots in the upcoming season that Captain Rex could enter into the show, it’s possible that we would see the clone trooper accidentally cross paths with Din and The Child, or perhaps he will be in the company of Ahsoka when they encounter The Mandalorian and his prized possession.
According to Star Wars canon, Boba Fett did survive the deadly Sarlacc pit in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi after a blind Han Solo knocked the legendary bounty hunter into the beast’s mouth. In the storyline of A Barve Like That: The Tale of Boba Fett, Boba Fett blows his way out of the Sarlacc pit with heavily damaged armor and no weapons. In this story, Boba Fett encounters various Sarlacc victims, including a pair of Corellians and a Jedi.
Though he escapes by exploding his jetpack and firing concussion grenades into the Sarlacc wall, Boba Fett is immobilized (he lost a leg!) and left without usable armor. That means this bounty hunter will most likely be on the lookout for some new armor, and lucky for him, there’s a Mandalorian walking around with brand new Beskar armor, a jetpack, and an expensive little package.
What’s exciting is that a portion of The Mandalorian will take place on the desert planet of Tattooine, the same world that holds Jabba’s Palace, the Sarlacc pit, and Boba Fett. With Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau leading the show, indeed, we’ll once again see Mos Eisley in The Mandalorian. This “wretched hive of scum and villainy” is a perfect refuge for the near-dead Boba, and once he hears about the price on both Din Djarin and The Child’s head, we’re sure he’ll take up a rifle and claim that Mandalorian armor and The Child as his own.
Though Moff Gideon is set to be the main antagonist in season two of The Mandalorian, it’s possible that Boba Fett could join in the fight to claim The Child as the Empire’s possession. After all, the character was initially introduced into the Skywalker storyline in Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back to aid Darth Vader and the Empire to hunt down Han Solo and his associates. Though the Empire has fallen apart, it wouldn’t make sense for Boba Fett to refuse to help any of its remnants, like Moff Gideon. If there’s a hefty reward, Boba Fett will help Moff Gideon capture The Child and kill Mando.
Sabine Wren, a fellow Mandalorian warrior, was apart of Star Wars Rebels Ghost Crew as their explosives expert and graffiti artist. An Imperial Academy of Mandalore dropout and former bounty hunter, she was one of the first rebels again the Empire. In the animated series Star Wars Rebels, Sabine came into the possession of the legendary “Darksaber,” an ancient, black-bladed lightsaber wielded by various Star Wars characters, like Darth Maul.
The Darksaber was explicitly created for The Clone Wars by George Lucas and Dave Filoni. Lucas later disclosed that the Darksaber was Mandalorian-made and “that it was something that the Mandalorians felt was part of their heritage would make it way more valuable.” At the same time, retrieving Ezra from the planet of Dathomir. Initially wanting nothing to do with it, Fenn Rau, a Mandalorian Protector, convinced her that the Darksaber would reunite the Mandalorian people and help bring them into the Rebellion.
In Star Wars Rebels, Sabine Wren and Ahsoka Tano become close allies as they fight against the Empire. In an aforementioned scene during the series’ ending, the two reunite to find the lost Ezra Bridger in the Unknown Regions.
Eventually, Sabine hands over the Darksaber to Bo-Katan Kryze, declaring her the rightful and new ruler of the Mandalorians. After fighting in hand with Sabine during the civil war on Mandalore, Bo-Katan accepted the saber as a symbol of her kin and became the next Mandalore ruler.
However, at the end of The Mandalorian‘s season one finale, we see the defeated Moff Gideon, who was in pursuit of capturing The Child, escape from his crashed TIE Fighter with the mysterious Blacksaber. How did Moff Gideon come into possession of the saber, and is Sabine set to make a return to avenge the possibly dead Bo-Katan Kryze?
While leading Mandalore during the rise of the Empire, Bo-Katan Kryze led her people in retaliation against the growing evil of the Empire, a price paid through the Galactic Civil War and turning Mandalorian armor into a rarity and powerful form of payment throughout the galaxy. This puts a price on every head of Mandalorians and those who wear Baskar steel, including Sabine Wren and Din Djarin.
Many fans have speculated whether this character in the Mandalorian trailer is the live-action version of Sabine Wren. You can check out the video here.
Even though we just stated that there’s a slight possibility that Moff Gideon killed Bo-Katan, a Mandalorian warrior and leader Mandalore, there’s a chance we could see this Mandalorian appear in a flashback sequence fighting against Moff Gideon and explaining how this Empire regent came into possession of the blade.
After Mandalore’s civil war and overthrowing the Empire’s rule over the planet, Bo-Katan wields the Darksaber to symbolize her rightful authority over the planet and autonomy from both the Rebellion and the Empire.
However, Moff Gideon somehow comes into the possession of the blade. Including Katan in The Mandalorian in the next season would explain the aftermath of Mandalore’s retaliation against the Empire and what happened to the planet during the Empire’s purge of the Mandalorian’s.
If Bo-Katan is alive, she may once again team up with Sabrine Wren and possibly Ahsoka Tano to reclaim the Darksaber as the Mandalorian’s. If this is the case, we’ll get to see Bo-Katan and Sabine join Mando’s cause in protecting the child and fending off Moff Gideon.
It’s a known fact that every hardcore Star Wars fan loves the bounty hunter Dengar. After making a small appearance in Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back (for an actual few seconds), Dengar formed a cult following and was reincarnated in EA’s Star Wars Battlefront video game in 2016.
Most casual Star Wars fans have no idea who this character is, and that’s okay! If we’re lucky, we’ll see Dengar added to the story of The Mandalorian as he would probably be fighting to take possession of The Child for the vast bounty. Perhaps Timothy Olyphant will portray this character?
In Star Wars canon, Dengar was apart of a syndicate of hunters that included Boba Fett, Bossk, and Asajj Ventress (Star Wars: The Clone Wars) and was active throughout the Galactic Civil War. He was one of several hired bounty hunters to capture Han Solo for the Empire. Though he lost the bounty to his business partner and friend Boba Fett, Dengar was present at Jabba’s Palace on Tattooine during Solo’s rescue by Luke Skywalker.
Dengar was not present during the quarrel of Han Solo’s rescue at Jabba’s Palace, so it’s plausible that the aged bounty hunter found refuge in a nearby encampment or town, like Mos Eisley, on Tattooine. While it’s possible that Dengar eventually left Tattooine, we could easily see the old bounty hunter join in the fight against The Child and reunite with his alive, yet somewhat dying, partner Boba Fett.
There are so many possibilities for beloved Star Wars characters to make an appearance in the second season of The Mandalorian, and we cannot wait to see which ones share the big screen with Din Djarin, Cara Dune, and The Child.
Which Star Wars characters do you think will appear in The Mandalorian? Let us know in the comments below!