If you are a Star Wars fan of any era, The Mandalorian is beginning to forge ties across all trilogies in what is shaping up to be an ambitious second season. Mando and The Child will seemingly encounter familiar faces across a galaxy far, far away, with the likes of Ahsoka Tano, Sabine Wren, and perhaps the galaxy's most iconic bounty hunter in Boba Fett reported to appearing in the second season. On the surface, it looks like The Mandalorian season is filled with ample characters that have fans' excitement level at its peak. Yet to others, there may be cause for hesitation that the Disney+ series is becoming overloaded with new additions. Fear not, as new murmurs suggest new characters will appearing in specific roles to set up the future Star Wars universe.
In an update from Kessel Run Transmissions regarding The Mandalorian's second season, early indications are that Ahsoka Tano and Sabine Wren will both be limited to a single episode appearance, presumably both being present together in the same episode.
Additionally, the belief is that Ahsoka and Sabine will appear in large part to set up a future sequel series:
"They're going to kinda be there and set up for the Rebels sequel series"
Both updates can be seen in the video below, starting around the 5:00 mark:
WHAT THIS MEANS
The Mandalorian season two is expected to follow a similar episode format with a total of eight chapters next season. It's a perfect size to cultivate a story arc without feeling overloaded, hence why some fans might be cautious in response to the consistent cast additions. But in this latest report, it looks like the duo of Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni know exactly what they are doing by adding in these iconic characters in season two.
The new additions will shape the larger Star Wars universe, but they won't dominate season two. If Ahsoka and Sabine are to appear in just one episode, there could be a good sense of which one it will be, should the rumored episode title leaks prove to be true (beware of spoilers). And with Filoni previously hinting that there could be more exploration with the Star Wars: Rebels characters then we can be confident he has the influence to plant those seeds within season two. Do you think it's a coincidence that The Mandalorian season two and a Rebels sequel are expected to release around the same time? Ahsoka and Sabine's limited debuts are meant for a reason. As a Jedi does, search your feelings, you know it to be true.