The new trailer for The Mandalorian Season 2 was released today and it teased Sasha Banks’ character, but who could she be playing?
Banks, whose real name is Mercedes Justine Kaestner-Varnado, made her made in the WWE.
However, it was recently revealed that she would be doing some acting in the upcoming season of The Mandalorian.
Yet, neither Disney nor Lucasfilm revealed any real information about who she’ll be playing in the Star Wars live-action show.
We got to see our first glimpse at her character in the trailer which Disney released today.
Funnily enough, many fans – not all – thought that she was actually Rosario Dawson who’s been linked to the Ahsoka Tano role.
Many people seemed a bit upset by the fact that this character, whom they thought was Dawson’s Ahsoka, wasn’t anything like the character we’ve come to know and love in the Star Wars animated shows.
No, Sasha Banks isn’t playing Ahsoka Tano in The Mandalorian Season 2
One of the first things I can confirm is that Banks will not be playing Ahsoka Tano in The Mandalorian.
We still know very little about Ahsoka Tano’s role in this upcoming season.
It was supposedly confirmed that Dawson would be playing the iconic Star Wars character.
However, she’s had some issues of her own of late and I’m not sure whether Disney and Lucasfilm would be overly keen on casting her at the moment.
As far as Sasha Banks is concerned, when her character appeared in the trailer, it was heavily suggested she was a Jedi.
You heard Mando say the line: “mysterious sorcerers” and Banks’ character could be seen observing him and Baby Yoda.
She then vanishes very mysteriously, so this all seems to hint at her being a Jedi.
If she’s not playing a Jedi, then she might be playing someone close to a particular Jedi.
Could Sasha Banks be playing Sabine Wren?
One character that keeps on being linked to Banks is Sabine Wren.
Those of you who watched the Star Wars animated series, Star Wars Rebels, will be very familiar with Wren.
She’s was one of the members of the Ghost’s crew and is also a Mandalorian.
Although, she left her people behind and has a very interesting backstory.
She’s also linked to the Darksaber in the series, which is also going to play a big part in The Mandalorian.
So, having Banks play Sabine Wren makes sense since there’s a definite similarity there.
They have both also sported purple hair.
The one thing you can’t really make out in the trailer is Banks’ character’s hair.
She’s wearing a Jedi-esque cloak and has her hood over the head so it’s quite difficult to make out what colour her hair is.
Could Banks character be linked to Ezra Bridger?
I do like the idea that she’s playing Sabine Wren, which means that the Jedi linked to her Ezra Bridger!
If Bridger were confirmed to be in The Mandalorian Season 2 I think Star Wars fans would lose their minds.
The last time we saw Bridger he was stuck on a ship with Thrawn going into the unknown territories.
This show is set after the events of the original Star Wars trilogy.
Star Wars Rebels was set five years prior to A New Hope.
So, the timeline does add up should Bridger be involved in The Mandalorian.
We might even get an explanation as to why he wasn’t present during Luke Skywalker’s battle with Palpatine and Darth Vader.
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