Warning: This article contains spoilers for The Mandalorian season 3, episode 1.
Jimmy Kimmel’s nephew is in The Mandalorian season 3 premiere “Chapter 17: The Apostate”and it is not the first time he has appeared in live-action Star Wars television. Wesley Kimmel made his Star Wars debut when he played the Tusken child in The Book of Boba Fett, the child Boba saves from a sand beast and who later helps with the train heist and accepting Boba into the Tusken tribe.
Kimmel is now expanding his Star Wars résumé by playing the new character Ragnar in The Mandalorian. Ragnar is the Mandalorian foundling in the beginning of “Chapter 17: The Apostate” who agrees to live by the Mandalorian Creed and dons the beskar helmet the Armorer made for him.
The ritual ceremony is interrupted when a giant monster (referred to in the descriptive audio as a dinosaur turtle) bursts out of the water and begins attacking the Mandalorians. Despite their armor and fighting prowess, neither the Armorer nor Paz Vizsla are able to kill the beast. Ragnar stands before the ferocious beast at one point and it seems like he might try to take it on and kill it.
At this point, it was unclear whether or not this scene was a flashback. The sequence was framed in a way where it seemed like it might be a flashback to when Din Djarin was a Mandalorian foundling and swore to live by the Mandalorian Creed and donned his beskar helmet for the first time, and perhaps proved his merit by slaying the monster.
This theory was proven wrong and it became clear this was happening in the present-day timeline when Din swooped in on his modified N-1 starfighter and saved Ragnar, the Armorer, and the rest of the Mandalorian covert from the terrifying creature.
Will Ragnar return in The Mandalorian?
There is a good chance that Kimmel will return as Ragnar later on in The Mandalorian season 3. Once Din completes his mission on Mandalore, he will most likely return to the Armorer and the covert in the hopes that he will be accepted as one of them again.
If Ragnar abides by the Mandalorian Creed, his face will not be seen again as he swore to never take off his helmet. If Din is still not welcomed back, there is always a possibility that Ragnar could leave the covert and join Din as he is the one who saved Ragnar’s life. Ragnar may be able to see how it is wrong for the Armorer and the rest of the covert to reject Din after he saved them and has given his life to following their rules and trying to be accepted as one of them.
Whether or not Ragnar returns, it is fun for the young Kimmel to have already been part of two live-action Star Wars television series.