Besides debuting all-new Star Wars characters, Lucasfilm’s The Mandalorian is also focusing on introducing a number of characters, coming from other media such as novels, comics, and cartoons, to live-action. We’ve already met one of those, Cobb Vanth, a character that we first read about in a novel, and it shouldn’t take long before we get to a few others such as Ahsoka Tano and Bo-Katan Kryze.
Going into season three it’s fair to think that Din Djarin will keep crossing paths with similar characters, especially ones whose life story in the period between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens isn’t yet thoroughly explored. And now, according to a report by Skyler Shuler and an update by Production Weekly, we might just have gotten a small hint on who one of those characters might be, going into season three.
The working title for The Mandalorian season 3 is BUCCANEER!
Now, give me those space pirates! pic.twitter.com/qIUx9ecjBY
— Skyler Shuler (@SkylerShuler) October 22, 2020
The working title for The Mandalorian season three apparently seems to be “Buccaneer”, and that brings one specific character to mind: Hondo Ohnaka. Hondo is a Weequay space pirate that was very active during The Clone Wars, having crossed paths with the likes of Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Ahsoka Tano. After the war, with the rise of the Empire, his gang was dissolved and he ended up working closely with the rebellion. We last saw him at the end of Star Wars: Rebels, but we know he lived through the events of The Last Jedi since he was stationed at the Black Spire Outpost, in Batuu, when the Millenium Falcon landed there, sometimes after the Battle of Crait.
With The Mandalorian being set about five years after the events that lead to the destruction of the second Death Star, we know Hondo was alive at the time. With the power void created by the fall of the Empire, the circumstances might just be right for a pirate and smuggler to thrive, and eventually make his live-action debut in the third season of the hit Disney+ show.