The Mandalorian has spent almost all of Season 2 with Din searching for a Jedi who will train Grogu (a.k.a. Baby Yoda) and so far, he's come up dry. The continued search in the series has led fans to speculate wildly on when we may see this character, and who they may be. On the heels of speculation that the Jedi may have had a small appearance in "The Tragedy," fans now believe Disney may have revealed who will be training Grogu completely by accident.
The speculation comes from the 2020 Disney Investor call, during a sequence where Kathleen Kennedy was speaking about the future of Star Wars and the slew of content that will be coming to Disney+. In the background, lots of pictures of Star Wars characters were featured, though one clearly looked out of place compared to the others.
Almost every character pictured behind Kathleen Kennedy has been part of the sequel trilogy, The Mandalorian, or will be part of an upcoming Star Wars series. Then there's Mace Windu, who died in Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith when he was launched out of a window after being electrocuted by Sheev Palpatine. Canonically speaking, that was the end of Mace Windu, but is it possible Disney accidentally teased he'll be returning to the universe soon?
While Mace Windu is presumed dead at the end of Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars has proven many times over that it takes more than a great fall to kill a Force user. Darth Maul, Emperor Palpatine, and even Kylo Ren (temporarily) came back after falling into the abyss, and with Windu's body never recovered, it's certainly plausible. Plus, there's now a thought that someone had to rescue or know of Grogu and removed him from the Jedi Temple before Order 66, and as a member of the Council he would certainly be aware of that situation.
With that being said, Disney was able to keep the world from being spoiled on the existence of Baby Yoda on a massive scale in the first place. With the amount of work that must've taken to accomplish, it's hard for me to believe they'd be so careless as to tease a picture of Mace Windu shortly before the end of Season 2 of The Mandalorian.
And even if they did, a picture is hardly evidence of Mace Windu appearing in The Mandalorian. If Mace Windu is alive, he could also appear in the upcoming Obi-Wan series, or really any of these upcoming spinoffs should Lucasfilm allow it. It wouldn't be all that hard to incorporate the character considering Samuel L. Jackson's relationship with Disney through the MCU, so we can only wait and see if he could be coming to The Mandalorian soon.
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