Within the final mins of The Mandalorian season 2, episode 1, “The Marshal,” a mysterious new persona seems together with his again dealing with digicam, staring at our major persona pace around the wasteland of Tatooine. However as a result of The Mandalorian loves its mysterious, we don’t precisely know who this individual is.
Fortunately, he became round to turn us his face, and the actor enjoying this persona provides us a couple of clues as to who it may well be — and it kind of feels like any person enthusiasts are already acquainted with.
[Ed. Note: this post contains spoilers for The Mandalorian season 2, episode 1.]
If you happen to’re a very long time Megastar Wars fan, you realize the actor staring at Din Djarin from the cliff. Sure, it’s in point of fact Temuera Morrison. If you happen to haven’t memorized the solid listing for 2002’s Megastar Wars: Assault of the Clones, we’ll supply a short lived refresher: Morrison performed Jango Fett, the bounty hunter from the Mandalore sector and the genetic foundation for the Republic’s clone navy. In go back for his contribution to the Republic, Jango additionally had a unmarried unaltered genetic clone of himself made and named him Boba Fett. You’ve most probably heard of him.
Whilst the truth that he performed the foundation of a clone navy technically signifies that Morrison may well be enjoying a nearly countless collection of characters in The Mandalorian, we’re going to suppose that he’s any person we’ve heard of prior to, which in point of fact narrows it down to only two possible choices: Boba Fett and Clone-army soldier Rex, or Clone CT-7567.
Is Temuera Morrison’s persona Boba Fett?
That’s unquestionably the Occam’s razor take. He’s about the fitting age, as The Mandalorian takes position roughly 31 years after Assault of the Clones, and he was once already rumored to be in season 2. Plus introducing the nature that made Mandalorian armor well-known within the display all a few persona who wears Mandalorian armor suits beautiful smartly.
As an added bonus, Boba Fett’s survival of Tatooine’s sarlacc pit isn’t in reality canon within the new universe but, and letting him inform the tale of his break out from 1000 years of digestion within the abdomen of a large monster would make for an excellent episode.
Is the nature Rex?
Rex is the dark-horse candidate right here. There are a couple of causes to suspect it may well be him, however most probably a couple of extra causes to doubt it. For the ones much less acquainted, Rex was once a personality within the Megastar Wars: The Clone Wars animated collection and he later made his method to Megastar Wars: Rebels as smartly. Whilst maximum clone infantrymen participated in Order 66, serving to Emperor Palpatine more-or-less wipe out the Jedi, Rex was once in a position to take away the inhibitor chip that will have activated this order in his mind and has been operating with the Jedi ever since.
His connection to the Jedi is one of the crucial compelling proof to indicate that this persona is in reality Rex. Season 2 is already rumored to introduce extra characters from Megastar Wars’ quite a lot of animated presentations together with Bo-Katan and Ahsoka Tano, who served as Rex’s commanding Jedi officer right through the Clone Wars. Those connections may make Rex the very best persona to lend a hand introduce those essential figures to Mando.
Alternatively, there are a couple of issues to deal with as smartly. For something, clones have complicated growing older and the nature on the finish of episode 1 doesn’t seem to be slightly as outdated as Rex can be. Extra importantly, Rex was once in reality concerned within the riot and fought as a commander within the Struggle of Endor, which implies that he would possibly have the next position within the riot and wouldn’t have time to apply Din round Tatooine.
Is the nature a clone of Boba Fett?
If for only a second you’ll permit us any other concept associated with Boba Fett that’s considerably extra available in the market: What if Boba Fett in point of fact did die within the sarlacc pit, or in other places, and that is … but any other clone, produced within the aftermath of the prequel trilogy timeline.
The Mandalorian has performed with the theory of cloning prior to, and it’s one of the crucial dominant theories for what The Shopper sought after to do with child Yoda. Perhaps this clone is following Mando as a result of he needs his earlier clone’s armor again.
As somewhat of extra-textual proof, Temuera Morrison is 59 years outdated and Boba Fett must handiest be someplace round 40 — even though spending time within the sarlacc pit most probably provides a 12 months or two.
A long way-fetched? I don’t know, did you spot The Upward push of Skywalker?
For now, the sensible cash is most probably that the individual staring at Mando journey during the wasteland with Boba Fett’s armor on his speeder is … Boba Fett. However, there are nonetheless quite a lot of different chances, and we most probably gained’t get our resolution for any other week or two. Which is excellent: The Mandalorian is again, and with a brand new thriller in tow.