While it has now been a week since the season 1 finale of "The Mandalorian
", I will try to avoid any specific spoilers for those still unable to watch the series, but, there may still be minor spoilers below.
At the end of the episode, there were at least two potential storylines shown for the upcoming season. First was the Mandalorian's journey to reunite 'the child' with his people, second was the reveal of Moff Gideon and the item he was holding. Thankfully, we won't have to wait too long for the series to continue, as Jon Favreau teased a Fall 2020 premiere for season 2. In the last week or so, a story has circulated, which states, "several established characters' from the Skywalker Saga will make appearances during the next season." I've been thinking about this over the last couple of days, and have a few ideas who it could be.
First, could the main cast be 'de-aged' (like Michael Douglas in the Ant-Man films) to fit into the ROTJ+5 time frame? Possibly, but most likely only for very limited scenes (see Rise Of Skywalker) Could they be recast? (Solo, rumors/fan speculation of Sebastian Stan as younger Luke and/or Millie Bobby Brown as Leia). Again, possibly, but, I think using the main characters will lead to problems of 'too small of a galaxy', as well as the 'uncanny valley' seen with Tarkin and Leia' in Rogue One. Besides, I just don't see the Mandalorian working directly with any of them. Boba Fett has been rumored since a mysterious character was partially shown in one of the episodes, time will tell if that pans out, though.
So who does that leave? One of my ideas, from the prequel trilogy, is Attack Of The Clones' Dexter Jetster. Assuming Coruscant and the core worlds are not deemed too risky, due to Imperial remnants or New Republic interference, Deter (or a similar character?) could be a good source of intel. It could also be way to reuse some of those 'Underworld' storylines we've heard about.
Another character that comes to mind is Maz Kanata from the sequel trlolgy. Like Deter, see also seems like a good source of info, as well as multitude of characters hanging out in her castle prior to its destruction. Her insight could also help out with Mando's path
Looking beyond the films, I would not be surprised to see some of the animated characters make live-action appearances, specifically, Sabine Wren and Ahsoka Tano, from Star Wars: Rebels. If I remember correctly, Sabine is last seen on Lothal sometime after the Battle of Endor, before leaving with Ahsoka to find Ezra. Seems like their paths could cross at some point?
Am I overlooking anybody? Who do you think could appear in season 2? Join the discussion in the comment section, linked below.