Following the end of the Skywalker Saga, The Mandalorian has kept the momentum going in the Star Wars universe. Now heading into its third season, the Disney+ show has established a beloved set of characters and a riveting story. Which leads to the question: what next?
The Mandalorian's last season saw the live-action introduction of some notable Star Wars: Clone Wars characters. In particular, this included fan-favorites Ahsoka Tano and Bo-Katan Kryze.
Katee Sackhoff returned to the role of Bo-Katan after voicing the character for years in the animated universe. But with Rosario Dawson's Ahsoka getting her own live-action spin-off show, it's unknown whether Star Wars fans will see Bo-Katan again.
KATEE SACKHOFF HAS HIGH HOPES FOR BO-KATAN
In an interview with Looper, Katee Sackhoff discussed the future of her Bo-Katan in The Mandalorian, saying she has no indication of what's in store for her character next.
I honestly wish that I could tell you that I knew something. I really don't know. I know where we ended and that's all that I have. I can only use my imagination and hope that we see some pretty cool stuff, but I have no idea.
The future may be unknown for her character but Sackhoff had some ideas about where she'd like to see Bo-Katan go.
It's hard to say because she started in a place that was... she wasn't necessarily on the right side of things. She thought she was. I think she's always had her people in mind. But her growth to get to where she's at has been quite dramatic. When you are the second born and your sister is ruling, you never dream that you're going to have to take this job. Because the idea that she would no longer be with us is unthinkable. And then that happens.
Sackhoff said she thinks Bo-Katan is a "warrior at heart" and that "we haven't seen that part of her yet".
So how do you take a person who is trained as a warrior, who never thought that they would have to lead nor wanted to lead, and get them to a place where they have to lead because it's for the people? And I find that to be so interesting, because I think that she is a warrior at heart. That's who she is. That's who she's always been, and we haven't seen that part of her yet.
With that in mind, Sackhoff said she'd like to explore Bo-Katan's leadership role and whether she thinks she's the right person to lead.
I want to see why she thinks she's the right ruler, and how far she'll go, and what that looks like. Just because you think you're right and just because you think you're the right person to rule, that doesn't mean you actually are. So I want to see that struggle because if she really does care about her people, she may not be the right person.
WILL BO-KATAN'S LEADERSHIP BE CHALLENGED?
Din Djarin and Bo-Katan's paths crossed in The Mandalorian's season finale when they chose to unite and hunt down their mutual enemy, Moff Gideon. After winning the Dark Saber from Gideon, he revealed that Mando couldn't simply return it to Bo-Katan, who had been seeking it for years. Instead, according to Mandalore tradition, she would have to win it in battle. The winner of the saber would then also become the rightful ruler of Mandalore.
Audiences never saw the resolution of this conflict as the season ended on a Luke Skywalker-sized cliffhanger, but it seems natural that the show would continue to explore the leadership of Mandalore in the next season.
It's interesting that Sackhoff believes Bo-Katan might not be the best ruler for her people, as it's a quest the character has been on since long before The Mandalorian. Season 3 is sure to explore more of the history of Mandalore and its traditions, but whether it will be Bo-Katan or Din Djarin holding the Dark Saber at the end is another question.