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New ‘Star Wars’ theory suggest Luke Skywalker may return on ‘The Mandalorian’

Will the next episode of ‘The Mandalorian’ include Luke Skywalker? Here’s the case.

The Mandalorian (Pedro Pascal) in “The Mandalorian” season 2.
The Mandalorian (Pedro Pascal) in “The Mandalorian” season 2.
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A new “Star Wars” theory posits that Luke Skywalker might return in the upcoming episode of “The Mandalorian,” mostly due to the episodes title.

The next episode of “The Mandalorian” is titled “The Jedi.” We’re expected to see the Mandalorian (Pedro Pascal) bring the Child (Baby Yoda) to meet Ahsoka Tano (probably Rosario Dawson), a former Jedi of the Republic who learned under Anakin Skywalker. Mando has been in search of a Jedi to help him learn about the Child’s origins, and he was recently told to meet with Tano.

A Reddit user recently posted a new theory about the show on the Star Wars Speculation subreddit, detailing how Ahsoka and Mando would bring the Child to see someone else — Luke Skywalker.

The theory suggests Ahsoka and Mando would head to Dagobah to find Yoda. But they won’t find Yoda there because he has already passed on in the timeline. instead, they’ll meet Skywalker.

Here are some more details about the theory:

“Ahsoka explains that she was once his father’s apprentice and served with Obi-wan Kenobi. Luke asks about who his father was before he was Vader. Until this point, Luke knows very little about the man Anakin Skywalker was, so it would be nice to see him learn about his father. Luke explains that Yoda passed away years before. He has come to Dagobah to use the cave, but the answers he received were clouded. Luke, emboldened by his victory at Endor, explains that he is a Jedi and wants to build a temple to train others and revive the Order.”

Does this work?

“The Mandalorian” would need to use some pretty strong technology to bring Skywalker into the series — I’ve always been under the opinion they could add a younger Luke into an animated series — or they would have to totally recast the role. There was a leaked photo from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” that showed another actor playing Skywalker, too. So it’s not completely out of the realm of possibility. We also saw a younger Skywalker in “The Rise of Skywalker.”

But there’s another argument in favor of us seeing something really big in this episode. Ahsoka doesn’t necessarily refer to herself as a Jedi. After arresting Darth Maul at the end of the show, Ahsoka refers to herself as a citizen and not necessarily a Jedi.

The Inverse doesn’t really give too much weight to the theory, either, saying it would disrupt some aspects of the future timeline.

“The other downside to this theory concerns canon. If Luke hung out with Baby Yoda for a while, why doesn’t he bring that up in the sequel trilogy? Especially now we’ve seen the beginnings of Snoke in tanks, the knowledge Luke would receive from Mando would surely come in handy later. This could mean their paths never cross, or something happens to Baby Yoda that renders it too painful to talk about. Hopefully, they meet up just long enough for all the happy nostalgia, but not long enough to talk tactics and create a huge new plot hole.”