Season 1 of The Mandalorian was a self-contained story, but season 2 opened the world up to some more familiar faces in Star Wars. That includes those from the trilogies, such as the surprise cameo from Luke Skywalker and R2-D2, and the resurgence of Boba Fett, but also, from television shows as well.
The biggest examples were Bo-Katan, along with Ahsoka Tano. These characters had their roots in The Clone Wars, but their stories were fleshed out even more in Star Wars Rebels. With the timetable lining up in such a way, speculation has continued over which characters will appear in the show’s future, and Ezra Bridger sits right at the top of the list.
As a refresher, Ezra has a bit of a loose end with the conclusion of Star Wars Rebels. In a triumphant clash with Grand Admiral Thrawn, Ezra is thrust into hyperspace alongside him, leaving both of their whereabouts unknown. Ezra could very well be finished, however, knowing Star Wars, there’s likely another adventure or two left for him to pursue.
At the age of what would be approximately 28-years-old, Ezra could be right in the prime of his Jedi adventures were he to be alive, meaning an encounter with The Mandalorian could be in the cards. When Grogu made his call out to the remaining Jedi, Luke was clearly the first one to respond, but it is certainly possible that Ezra heard the message as well.
Additionally, his closest counterpart in the show, Ahsoka, is a bit of an unfinished story herself. After her brief encounter with Grogu, Ahsoka ultimately decided she was unfit to train the Jedi, but perhaps, she contacted what would be one of the only Jedi left to see to this process instead.
Let’s also not forget the crucial name drop Ahsoka left us with: Grand Admiral Thrawn. There is a good chance Ezra’s journey is directly linked to his, meaning Ahsoka may be on her way to finding them both.
Ezra Bridger may appear in Ahsoka series
This is all purely speculation, as Lucasfilm has said nothing concrete about Ezra’s involvement in The Mandalorian. Beyond the plot opportunities, casting rumors lend the most credence to these rumors being true, though.
What began as speculation and teases from Rahul Kohli has evolved into reports that Mena Massoud is nearing the role for a live-action Ezra. Instead of being a small part of The Mandalorian, it seems more plausible for him to play a much larger role in the Ahsoka series, following a plotline surrounding Thrawn.
Again, we don’t know where exactly that show is heading, either. Regardless, there is a good chance Ezra will make his reappearance soon as dominoes continue to fall in the live-action Star Wars universe.