Is The Mandalorian season 2 becoming too Skywalker Saga centric?

Chapter 3. The Child and the Mandalorian (Pedro Pascal) in THE MANDALORIAN, exclusively on Disney+
Chapter 3. The Child and the Mandalorian (Pedro Pascal) in THE MANDALORIAN, exclusively on Disney+ /
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Captain Rex from Star Wars : The Clone Wars (Photo by Graham Denholm/Getty Images) /

The Mandalorian Season 2 rumored new additions: CT-7657/Rex

Any fan of The Clone Wars and/or Rebels will have loved Rex. He was loyal and didn’t question his General’s orders. He became close to Anakin and to Ahsoka and even knew of the Jedi Knight’s marriage to Senator Padmé Amidala. In Skywalker’s eyes, the clone was more than just another soldier. He was a friend and like many of his fellow Jedi, he didn’t see the Fett copies as disposable.

Despite being a Jango Fett clone, does this mean that Rex should appear in The Mandalorian? At this point, we don’t know what the former captain is doing during this time in the story. We know from the Rebels series finale he survived past the Battle of Endor. Din’s journey takes place about five years after that event so there is no Skywalker Saga connection.

Honestly, We’d love to see Rex again, but not in The Mandalorian. Just his appearance takes away from the true purpose of the series. Every fan has their own definition for what defines the show but the overall reasons the show exists is to explore a whole new avenue of Star Wars storytelling that has never been done before.

If Rex were to appear post-Battle of Endor, it would be in a totally different project that dives into his adventures during this time. His link to the Skywalker Saga is one that that is simply too noticeable to simply brush off in The Mandalorian. While new viewers will want to know who he is, anyone who has seen The Clone Wars and Rebels won’t really need an explanation as there just wouldn’t be any point.

Rex’s contacts within the Rebellion might come in handy but given the Empire would be out of commission by this time or nearing their end, they might not be needed.