Over the past couple of episodes of The Mandalorian fans have been treated to a few familiar faces from across the galaxy. One of those faces was that of Ahsoka Tano. In Chapter 13, the former Jedi sent Grogu (rip Baby Yoda) and Mando off on a journey for the little green guy to reach out into the Force in the hope that another Jedi will come searching.
A lot of viewers suspected this Jedi to show up in Chapter 14, but that was not the case. Will we even see this Force-user by the end of the season? Who knows? But who will this Jedi be? Ahsoka said it herself, there aren’t many left. Well, there are a few options, so strap in as we take a look at the potential Jedi.
Let’s get the big one out of the way first. Luke Skywalker is the most obvious candidate to make an appearance in The Mandalorian. Fans have fan-casted Sebastian Stan as the infamous Skywalker for a while, and after the same thing happened with Rosario Dawson and Ahsoka, all bets are off.
What are the chances of it actually being Luke though? For my money, surprisingly higher than you’d think. We already know from other canon material that Luke is off searching the galaxy for Jedi artefacts and other trinkets he can find to get a better understanding of the Force and re-establish the Jedi order.
It wouldn’t be a far-cry to suggest that he picked up Baby Yo- sorry, Grogu’s message and comes rushing in. It would be a huge deal for Luke to show up in this show. I’m still not sure it will be him, as Din and Grogu’s relationship is the heart of this show I doubt he’ll be leaving any time soon, and it would take some effort to explain why Luke wouldn’t take him to be trained. I think Favreau and co. have something else up their sleeves.
One character from Rebels has already made an appearance in The Mandalorian, who’s to say there won’t be another? This show is set five years after Return of the Jedi, so the timeline adds up. What this young Jedi in training has been up to we don’t know, as it is left ambiguous in the series finale of Rebels.
Whether this is the show to tell part of that story, I don’t know, but his return could be another indicator that Rebels and The Mandalorian will have more crossover, or that it is teasing another show entirely. I’m not sure what Ezra’s involvement would mean for him as a character, though, so if it is him I’d be interested to see what the show does. There is a lot of time between Ezra’s disappearance and the start of The Mandalorian, so it is possible that Ahsoka has already found Ezra and he is out there to answer the call.
Cal Kestis would be a really interesting choice to bring in as he made his first appearance in a video game, Jedi: Fallen Order. He was a Padawan at the time of Order 66 and had to go into hiding from the Empire.
We know from that game that he is out on a mission to possibly create a new Jedi temple, so it would make sense that he is on the lookout for other Jedi. The only thing that could hinder the idea of Cal showing up is that most of his story would be told in the inevitable Fallen Order sequel.
There’s quite a bit of time between when the game takes place to The Mandalorian. Could actor Cameron Monaghan be aged up so Cal is the right age for the time period? Sure. Would they skip over most of his story which is still left to be told? Not so sure.
An option I’ve not seen many people talking about is Force-ghosts. There is a lot about the Force that we don’t know. Who’s to say that the Jedi coming to find Baby Yoda (he’s still Baby Yoda in our hearts) won’t be one who has already died?
This one is a long shot, granted, but the knowledge that Grogu trained in the Jedi temple on Coruscant means that he could have come into contact with some of the heavy hitters of the Star Wars world.
The possibility that Obi-Wan Kenobi or Anakin Skywalker once taught him is very exciting and I can’t lie that I would love to see either Ewan McGregor or even better Hayden Christensen show up for a small role here. Or maybe they are setting us up for a double-Yoda extravaganza. That would be something special.
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There are very few people that we know who we can speculate on. One option is that the creative team throw a curveball and introduce someone we have never met before. This could be tricky and comes with a whole load of other questions but could be a genuine route that they go down. Are they a Jedi Master that was at the temple that we have just not met before, are they a former Padawan that has been in hiding or on the run? There are many possibilities.
This one would require a bit more heavy lifting. Is The Mandalorian that interested in creating their very own Jedi with a new history to introduce? I don’t know the answer.
The only other option that I have not touched on is bringing over a character from old Legends stories. These are no longer canon but bringing back a fan favourite into the fold could be a smart move, though it would bring the same issues as creating someone new and I’m not sure that’s the approach the show wants to take. The only thing for certain is that, even with the limited options, we still have no idea who that Jedi will be and it’s all the more exciting for it.
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