If Luke Skywalker can appear in The Mandalorian, will he also appear in the other shows Lucasfilm has planned for Disney+?
The Mandalorian, in its season 2 finale, connected the Skywalker saga to this once unconnected show by bringing Star Wars protagonist Luke Skywalker into the loop. It was a surprise move, seeing how many thought Star Wars was moving on from the Skywalkers for good after The Rise of Skywalker. But that apparently, the sequel trilogy was not the last we’d see of Master Luke.
Now that The Mandalorian has made this connection, though, they opened up a whole can of worms. Will The Mandalorian continue to bring Luke Skywalker back in season 3? What about the other live-action Star Wars shows that are on the way? The Ahsoka series and Star Wars: Rangers of the New Republic, for example, both tie into The Mandalorian. So will the events with Luke and Grogu’s training connect to their adventures too?
Let’s breakdown the likelihood of Luke returning to the Star Wars TV universe and see what it could mean for each show!
The Book of Boba Fett
The Book of Boba Fett is the next Star Wars live-action series that will stream on Disney+. While not much is known about it, we do know that Temuera Morrison will reprise his role as Boba Fett, and Ming-Na Wen will return as Fennec Shand. Based on the ending of The Mandalorian season 2 finale, we see that Boba Fett has taken over at Jabba’s Palace, but we don’t quite know what happens next.
Since Jabba’s Palace is on Tatooine (and Jon Favreau can’t stop revisiting it on The Mandalorian), that makes it likely that Luke could possibly re-visit his old home planet. There could be many reasons why he’d go back, but it’d be interesting for him to run into this old foe again, just to realize that he’s had a change of heart since surviving the fall.
Star Wars: Rangers of the New Republic
The plausibility of Luke appearing in this series is a lot higher, seeing as he checks a couple of the (few) boxes that we know about the show. Luke fought with the Rebels as a pilot. And while he might not be a New Republic pilot, his path to deepening his understanding of the Jedi and bringing peace to the galaxy may lead him to the New Republic in some way.
This would also be a great chance to introduce Leia Organa, who becomes involved in the New Republic government following the end of the Empire. Lucasfilm might be better off just re-casting the role altogether in Carrie Fisher’s absence. But either way it works out, a brief appearance by her in this series the way Luke appeared in The Mandalorian would be an excellent surprise.
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The Ahsoka series
This would probably be one of the most interesting crossovers thus far. Imagine Luke Skywalker meeting his father’s former padawan, Ahsoka Tano. The interaction could go down many different ways, especially with Ahsoka so disconnected from the Jedi Order by now and Luke, on the other hand, wanting to re-establish it.
The meeting would give Ahsoka some closure about her friend and mentor Anakin, to know that in his last moments, he returned to the Light (as these fans discuss on Reddit). In the same thread, some also suggested that Luke’s travels could have also given him information about Grand Admiral Thrawn, and that information would be a big help to Ahsoka.
The Kenobi series
The Obi-Wan Kenobi series is supposed to take place eight years after Revenge of the Sith, during the reign of the Empire. But for this plausibility, we only say “medium-low” because it wouldn’t necessarily be the Luke Skywalker we’ve discussed in the last two entries. If Luke were to appear in this show, we would have to rewind the clock way back to when he was a child.
In this case, we could get a scene where we see a child playing with his friends on the street or doing some farm work near his home, and then it’s revealed that it’s a young Luke Skywalker. Perhaps Luke knows it’s old Ben Kenobi here to visit his aunt and uncle for some reason.
(In all honesty, the more I write about this idea, the more I like it — seeing kid Luke in a cameo. And if Kenobi is keeping tabs on the Skywalker children, then it’d also be a great opportunity for him to visit Alderaan as well. *Wink*)
But since we don’t know much about what the Kenobi series will entail thus far, it’s only speculation as to whether Luke and his home planet will play a role in this series
Would you like Luke Skywalker or even Leia Organa to appear in other Star Wars TV series? Let us know in the comments!