Bo-Katan’s Rumored Part in ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2 Could Ensure an Important Darksaber Flashback Moment

by Jeremy Spirogis
Bo-Katan and Ahsoka in Season 7 of

The Mandalorian was a breakthrough for Star Wars. In a franchise that was already so well-liked, it was a sequence that basically happy plenty of followers and one of many first to inform a narrative exterior of the characters already established within the franchise. It additionally gave followers the shock of Baby Yoda, who’s a celeb all by himself. Now, extra casting rumors are popping out about who’s becoming a member of Season 2. The latest rumor is a few sturdy The Clone Wars character.  

Bo-Katan and Ahsoka in Season 7 of 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Bo-Katan and Ahsoka in Season 7 of ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ | Disney+

Katee Sackhoff is rumored to play live-action Bo-Katan in ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2

On May 12, Slashfilm reported that Katee Sackhoff is reprising her function of Bo-Katan in live-action type for The Mandalorian’s Season 2. Nothing has been confirmed by Lucasfilm nor Disney; it comes from the location’s sources. They reported that Sackhoff already filmed the half in February earlier than productions shut down because of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Sackhoff originated the function of Bo-Katan within the animated sequence Star Wars: The Clone Wars in 2012. She additionally appeared in the latest season, the place Bo-Katan had a extra pivotal. She was the driving pressure behind the Siege of Mandalore to overthrow Maul’s maintain on the planet. Sackhoff’s Bo-Katan additionally appeared in Star Wars Rebels, which takes place 15 years after the occasions of Revenge of the Sith and the Siege of Mandalore arc. 

This is the right alternative to indicate how Moff Gideon has possession of the Darksaber

One of the largest questions that Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ ultimate season didn’t reply was what occurred to the Darksaber after Maul was captured. This weapon has a protracted historical past on-screen, first showing in The Clone Wars Season 2, owned by Pre Vizsla. He was the chief of Death Watch, which Bo-Katan was part of at that time. Death Watch was a terrorist group of Mandalorians who thought Duchess Satine’s pacifist methods have been in opposition to their birthright as warriors. 

In Season 5, Death Watch teamed up with Maul, in opposition to Bo-Katan’s judgment. When Maul defeated Pre Vizsla in a duel, he took over Death Watch and the Darksaber, as these have been the phrases of the struggle. Bo-Katan didn’t settle for this since he’s not a Mandalorian and shouldn’t have energy over both of these issues. This is why she waged the Siege of Mandalore, after which gained. 

However, this query was answered off-screen within the Son of Dathomir comics. The Darksaber stayed on Dathomir after Maul took it there following Darth Sidious’s assault on him. It wasn’t till Ezra, Sabine, and Kanan took it again in Rebels. Kanan held it for safekeeping till Sabine was able to take it, once more. 

At the top of Season 4, Sabine lastly gave it to Bo-Katan, who had beforehand turned it down as a result of she didn’t really feel worthy. The subsequent time we see the Darksaber was when Moff Gideon held it within the season finale of The Mandalorian

Having Bo-Katan in Season 2 poses a good chance to see how Moff Gideon took the Darksaber. Unfortunately, this implies Sackhoff’s Bo-Katan would in all probability solely seem in a flashback and present her dying. That’s actually one of many solely methods Moff Gideon would have taken it. 

Other animated favorites are rumored to affix ‘The Mandalorian’

That is, in fact, only a principle of how Bo-Katan may present up in Season 2. The casting rumor nonetheless hasn’t formally been confirmed by Lucasfilm, however whether it is, this makes essentially the most sense. The Darksaber was a significant shock bomb within the first season. Considering the weapon’s proprietor historical past, it was additionally a significant query for followers. How did Moff Gideon get management of this Mandalorian relic? 

This “flashback” thought may additionally calm followers who suppose this season will probably be overrun with animated sequence characters. Because along with the Sackhoff rumor, Rosario Dawson can also be rumored to play the live-action model of Ahsoka in The Mandalorian. This was thrilling for some, however made many weary since Ashley Eckstein’s portrayal is so beloved. 

And along with Ahsoka, Boba Fett survived the sarlacc Pit and Temuera Morrison is reportedly coming again to play him. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Morrison is taking on the function, which is acceptable since he performed Jango Fett in Attack of the Clones. There are rumors he may additionally play Captain Rex, which would slot in if Ahsoka is becoming a member of the forged. A reminder that they’re all clones, and having the live-action actor who performed Jango Fett makes good sense. The potentialities of Morrison’s return are limitless contemplating a number of clones did survive the Clone War. 

Basically, a lot of persons are supposed to look on Season 2 of The Mandalorian. Bo-Katan has good firm, if all is true.

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