Which Jedi could appear in The Mandalorian? We explore the possibilities

Which Jedi could appear in The Mandalorian?
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The Mandalorian season 2 continues at a surprisingly brisk pace, with Baby Yoda– wait, that's Grogu now – using the Jedi stone on Tython to reach some fellow Jedi. However, the big question on everyone's lips is: which Jedi could appear in The Mandalorian? Surely, after Order 66, the majority of them are dead? 

Well, that's certainly true, but there are still a few of the Force-sensitive knights out there fighting the good fight. As with all speculation pieces, there are a few potential spoilers ahead, so turn back now to avoid them!

The Mandalorian Baby Yoda

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Made it past that cute picture of Baby Yoda offering you a tasty egg in this trying time? Then you are wondering which Jedi are alive during The Mandalorian, and which of them could be coming to help Grogu and Din Djarin take on the Empire.

There are a few possibilities. First, there's Luke Skywalker, the most famous Jedi in that galaxy far, far away. The chances of Mark Hamill reprising the famous role and coming to help Baby Yoda are very, very minimal, and there's basically zero chance the series would entwine itself that heavily with the main Skywalker saga when those movies have come to an end. But, then again, you never know. Snoke clones seemingly turned up this season, and fans would happily see the role recast with Sebastian Stan as a younger Luke. That's all to say – there's a chance. 

Along similar lines, we have General Leia. Again, it's hard to imagine them bringing back the iconic character, though stranger things have happened. 

Another possibility is Cal Kestis, the leading hero of Jedi: Fallen Order, the canon Star Wars game released in 2019. The events of the game take place between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. Could an aged version of the Jedi appear in The Mandalorian? Having a video game character show up in live-action may be too much, but showrunner Jon Favreau has brought The Clone Wars and Rebels to life, so who's to say that Kestis is not a possibility.

The most likely candidate is Ezra Bridger. The Jedi, whose at the centre of the animated series Star Wars Rebels, was last seen blasting through deep space with Grand Admiral Thrawn. The pair were at odds throughout much of the animated series, and Ezra made a tough decision to leave behind his friends in order to make sure Thrawn was defeated. Come the end of Rebels, Ezra and Thrawn's location is unknown, though Ashoka and Sabine both set out to find Ezra.

Potentially, then, Ashoka is hoping Baby Yoda's signal at Tython will connect him with Ezra, therefore revealing exactly where he is. In the meantime, though, she's after Thrawn – that's the name she says when fighting the evil woman who ransacked that town in The Mandalorian Chapter 13. If Ahsoka locates Thawn, maybe she can reach Ezra again – though, after all this time, it would be no surprise if the foes have been separated. 

Finally, there's Jacen Syndulla, the son of Hera Syndulla and the late Jedi, Kanan Jarrus. We have literally no idea whether Jacen is strong with the Force, and he would only be around 10 years old during the events of The Mandalorian. Still, there's a chance Din Djarin could be about to adopt another future-Jedi.

Whatever happens next you'll want to be the first to watch any new episodes. Check out our The Mandalorian season 2 release schedule to make sure you don’t miss it.

Jack Shepherd
Freelance Journalist

Jack Shepherd is the former Senior Entertainment Editor of GamesRadar. Jack used to work at The Independent as a general culture writer before specializing in TV and film for the likes of GR+, Total Film, SFX, and others. You can now find Jack working as a freelance journalist and editor.