While Star Wars fans speculate what could happen in Season 2 of The Mandalorian, what are the odds that a young Luke Skywalker could make an appearance in the show?
The finale of the first season of Star Wars’ The Mandalorian left Mando heading out into space in search of fellow force users who can better take care of the Child for him.
Seeing as The Mandalorian is set five years after the events of Return of the Jedi and the fall of the empire, the only known active Jedi would be Luke Skywalker, who I feel it would make perfect sense for Mando to spend the season searching for.
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While this may be a bit of a stretch, I believe Mando tracking down Skywalker would fit well into the story and may not be as unrealistic an idea as one may think.
His comrade Cara Dune was a member of the rebellion and likely, at the very least, heard rumors about Skywalker’s acts of heroism with the rebellion, and could advise Mando to seek him out in order to better understand the force and help to raise the Child.
Now, while I realize that actor Mark Hamill is far older than Luke would be at this time, as we saw in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, as well as in several other movies, Disney has very advanced de-aging technology, and could definitely bring a post-ROTJ Luke back for the show.
If it follows the same structure as the first season, the second season of The Mandalorian would consist of eight episodes, which Mando could spend the first six episodes tracking down Skywalker, maybe stopping by Endor, Cloud City and Tatooine trying to retrace his last known appearances, before finally coming face to Luke in Episode 7, with Moff Gideon on his tail in pursuit of the child.
This could then culminate in Luke facing off against Gideon and his darksaber, giving fans the Luke Skywalker lightsaber duel we were disappointingly deprived of in the sequel trilogy, as he teams with Mando to take on the Grand Moff and a legion of Stormtroopers.
Personally, I would love to see a young Luke Skywalker on-screen one more time, and I feel this would be the perfect way to do it.
In the end, it would be a great end for the story of Mando and for the The Child, for him to find Luke and give Baby Yoda to him to train and take care of him, and give him a better life than Mando could. A satisfying conclusion to the Child’s journey, and could nicely provide a clean slate to lead into Mando’s next adventure.
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