If you’re a fan of Dave Filoni’s hit animated series, Star Wars Rebels, you probably got very attached to most of the members of the Ghost ship crew — Hera Syndulla (Vanessa Marshall), Sabine Wren (Tiya Sircar), Astromech droid Chopper, Zeb Orrelios (Steve Blum), and Jedi Knights Kanan Jarrus (Freddie Prinze, Jr.) and Ezra Bridger (Taylor Gray) — over the course of the show’s four seasons.
Now, it seems that Filoni and Mandalorian creator Jon Favreau are committed to bringing live-action Rebels characters into the “Mando-Verse.”
Spinoff series, Ahsoka, is even expected to be a sort of live-action Rebels sequel, likely featuring Anakin Skywalker’s former Padawan Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson) entering the World Between Worlds on her quest to find Grand Admiral Thrawn (Lars Mikkelsen) and fellow Jedi Ezra Bridger (Mena Massoud).
Sabine Wren has also been confirmed for the series. She will be played by Natasha Liu-Bordizzo in her live-action debut.
Now, another Rebels actor has thrown his hat in the ring for a future live-action appearance.
Kevin McKidd, the voice actor behind fan-favorite Mandalorian character Fenn Rau, voiced his desire to appear in a live-action Star Wars project on social media.
McKidd replied, “I agree!” to a Tweet that reads:
Need Kevin McKidd to reprise his role as Fenn Rau in The Mandalorian
I agree! https://t.co/c1an4V5R8B
— Kevin McKidd (@TheRealKMcKidd) January 30, 2022
Although several voice actors, including Ashley Eckstein — the popular star behind Ahsoka Tano in Rebels and Star Wars: The Clone Wars — were replaced in live-action, Katee Sackhoff portrays Bo-Katan Kryze in both the Mandalorian saga and animation, so there is a precedent for McKidd to return.
Fans were ecstatic at the prospect of seeing Rau come to life, with Silas Morgan writing:
Fenn Rau is my favorite character in Rebels that isn’t part of the main group.
Definitely need you in season 3.
Fenn Rau is my favorite character in Rebels that isn't part of the main group.
Definitely need you in season 3.
— Silas Morgan (@SilasMorgan6) January 30, 2022
Another Star Wars fan, Neil Pople, posted:
I was just tweeting that this morning! @dave_filoni, the viewers NEED this! Winking face Much love to you both!
I was just tweeting that this morning! @dave_filoni, the viewers NEED this! 😉 Much love to you both!
— Neil Pople (@NeilPople) January 30, 2022
While not much is known about The Mandalorian Season 3 at this time, the return of Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) and the Darksaber in The Book of Boba Fett’s fifth installment — “Chapter 5: The Return of the Mandalorian” — did give some clues, and we can expect the titular bounty hunter to make his way back to his home world at some point after The Armorer (Emily Swallow) informed him he is “a Mandalorian no more” after breaking “the Way of the Mandalore” by removing his helmet.
The only way to atone is by visiting the living waters in the now-destroyed mines under Mandalore.
This could be the perfect opportunity for Rau to show up. One rumor about The Mandalorian Season 3 — which is currently filming — indicated that it will feature an epic scene with 75 Mandalorians coming alongside Djarin.
More on Fenn Rau
The Star Wars Databank officially describes Rau as:
Veteran of the Clone Wars and a respected warrior, Fenn Rau led the Protectors of Concord Dawn with a combination of honor and ruthlessness. During the Clone Wars, he served as a flight instructor for the clone army and fought in many clashes, including the Battle of Mygeeto. After the rise of the Empire, however, he accepted payment to act in service of the Imperials. It was not until he met with — and was captured by — the Ghost crew’s Kanan and Sabine that he came to align with the rebels.
Do you want to see Fenn Rau in the live-action Star Wars galaxy?