The Mandalorian Season 3 is said to feature a return of another Star Wars Rebels character, Fenn Rau. Star Wars fans have been enjoying the moments when the new shows acknowledge the animated series. The series has recently shown the appearance of the purrgil species, which first appeared in Star Wars Rebels.
Bo-Katan Kryze, who was voiced by Katee Sackhoff in the animated show, reprised her role in live-action in The Mandalorian Season 2. Even Ahsoka Tano, who is a main character in the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, was brought to life played by Rosario Dawson in the same season. Now she’s getting her own series.
The Ahsoka series already acknowledged that they’ll be featuring many of the core characters from the animated show. Even The Book of Boba Fett series featured Cad Bane who first appeared in Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
To hear that we’ll see another returning character turn into live-action is something fans are excited about, and they can’t wait to finally see it.
Kevin McKidd Might Return As Fenn Rau In The Mandalorian
In a report by Making Star Wars, it’s rumoured that Kevin McKidd could be returning to reprise his role as Fenn Rau in the Star Wars series. McKidd voiced the character for seven episodes of Star Wars Rebels back in 2016 up to 2017.
Add the fact that the actor was seen on The Mandalorian set a year ago brings this rumour some credence. To see McKidd take his role as Fenn Rau into live-action territory is exciting indeed.
Slowly the characters that we only saw in animation are now turning into real physical live-action characters. Truly remarkable to be a fan these days. I also love the fact they try to get the real actors if possible.
McKidd has done some voice work on Disney Pixar’s Brave and video games like Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and 3. He has also done a lot of TV and movies, so acting in front of the camera is not new to him. This is why getting him to reprise his voice role to live action is an easy thing to do.
The actor is known to play Dr. Owen Hunt in Grey’s Anatomy, which he has played since season 5. He even reprised his role in the spin-off Station 19. McKidd has also worked with Star Wars star Ewan McGregor in the 1996 film Trainspotting. He is also an established director, as he has helmed several episodes of Grey’s Anatomy.
Fenn Rau Could Be Returning To The Mandalorian To Face Bo-Katan
Fenn Rau is a Mandalorian who was a leader of the Protectors based on Concord Dawn found within the Mandalore sector of the Outer Rim. The Protectors were allied with the Galactic Empire. But when Rau was captured by a team of rebels named Kanan Jarrus and Sabine Wren, Rau and the Protectors saw how the rebels fought with honour. Because of it, they changed their allegiances to help the rebels instead.
Rau was last seen pledging his allegiance to Bo-Katan as the leader of the Mandalorian when she held the Darksaber in the Star Wars Rebels series.
Those events happened not long before Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. Now, The Mandalorian is set 9 years after that film. And as we all know, The Mandalorian Din Djarin holds the Darksaber, and Bo-Katan has lost her subjects.
While she still had a few Mandalorians who followed her like Axe Woves and Koska Reeves, we wonder what happened to Fenn Rau who is very much a strong leader on his own. It’s an interesting angle to see and something we want to know about what happened between Bo-Katan and Fenn Rau all those years.
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