More Grogu? The Mandalorian Might Have an Exciting New Best Friend
When showrunner Jon Favreau and executive producer Dave Filoni’s The Mandalorian debuted on Disney + on November 12, 2019, it took the Star wars community of assault fans.
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Then, quickly, the cutest character on the show – then known only as “The Child” or “Baby Yoda” – became a pop culture phenomenon, and people who had never even seen one. Star wars film instantly became Mando fans. For two seasons, we have conscientiously followed the adventures of the titular character, Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal), and his 50-year-old foundling, whose real name is Grogu.
Then, during the Season 2 finale, Djarin finally completed his mission to deliver Grogu to the Jedi Order – through none other than Star wars Luke Skywalker icon (Mark Hamill).
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Now that Grogu is completing his Jedi training with his new Jedi Master – presumably at Skywalker’s new Jedi Academy – it’s likely the little alien won’t appear in The Mandalorian Season 3, at least initially.
So where does that leave our beskar armored hero? Maybe with a brand new best friend (sort of).
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We already know that Favreau and Filoni are about to introduce Star Wars Rebels’ the evil Grand Admiral Thrawn in their live-action saga, presumably through Mandalorian spin off, Ahsoka. Thrawn’s name was mentioned in “Chapter 13: The Jedi” when Djarin and Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson) teamed up to defeat Corvus Magistrate Morgan Elsbeth (Diana Lee Inosanto).
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Rumors have also been spread that Luke Skywalker Star wars The Legends’ wife, fan favorite Mara Jade Skywalker, will also make her live-action cannon debut in The Mandalorian Season 3 or one of its derivative series. Mara Jade, a former Emperor’s Hand assassin, knew Thrawn well from Timothy Zahn’s Thrawn Trilogy novels.
Now it is possible that The Mandalorian The team could also feature another character from Zahn’s novelization – the smuggler and information broker, Talon Karrde.
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Karrde is the ideal solution for The Mandalorian. He’s a type of Lando Calrissian who could add a little more swagger to the series in the future. As Jedi Net Noted:
“[Karrde is who Han Solo] could have been … if [he] had not established a connection with Leia, ”in the words of its creator, Timothy Zahn, in an interview with Star Wars Adventure Journal, Issue 1, February 1994. Think of Han Solo, the first Han Solo who filmed the first in the Mos Eisley Cantina. Now imagine Han Solo without a loyal friend like Chewbacca, without a moral compass like Luke, without the love of the princess.
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Now that Grogu is gone, at least for the foreseeable future, Djarin needs a new best friend – someone who can give him information and support him. Also, at this point, with the Razor Crest gone (RIP) and Slave I on Tatooine with bounty hunter Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison), Djarin needs a ship.
Could Karrde’s Wild Karrde (yes that’s his real name) become Djarin’s new form of transportation as he finds out how to handle the Darksaber and potentially tries to avoid a major battle with Bo-Katan Kryze (Katee Sackhoff)?
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He focused only on his smuggling and information connections, as well as the connections he needed to maintain a steady supply. [ultimately leading to Mara Jade leaving him].
These resources are what make him perfect for The Mandalorian Season 3. After his abandonment of the Bounty Hunter Guild, Din needs a friend with reliable information to help him with any mission he takes on. whether it’s conquering what’s left of the Empire or hunting down Grogu. .
Only time will tell if Karrde is part of the existing Star wars canon, but it would certainly bring a new dimension – and indispensable – to The Mandalorian Season 3.
What do you think? Will Talon Karrde appear in season three of The Mandalorian, Ahsoka, Rangers of the New Republic, or Boba Fett’s book?