‘Star Wars’: Will ‘The Mandalorian’ Make Revan Canon Again?

Season one of the Star Wars series The Mandalorian saw us follow a lone Mandalorian warrior named Din Djarin. The bounty hunter has a job to bring in an expensive asset, only to find out it’s but a child. He goes on the run with the baby, protecting it from nefarious forces across the galaxy.

During his adventures, the viewers learn a bit more about the bounty hunter himself as well as the mysterious Mandalorian people. In season two, the Mandalorian will attempt to find the Child’s home, and viewers expect to learn even more about the Mandalorians. 

Plenty of Star Wars lore has been mentioned or seen in the show. Fans are excited to see what season two will bring. They even think that one retired piece of Star Wars history, a man known as Revan, could even make a comeback of sorts. 

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Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau of 'The Mandalorian'
Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau of ‘The Mandalorian’ | Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney

In season one of The Mandalorian, Star Wars fans saw plenty of references to the original films as well as side characters and settings from those films. Just a few examples include: 

  • Many of the droids and ships were featured in the original trilogy. 
  • The Child (aka “Baby Yoda”) uses his Force power to heal a character, reminiscent of Rey’s healing power in The Rise of Skywalker.
  • One episode takes place on Tatooine, a pivotal location in the Star Wars universe. It was the home planet of both Anakin Skywalker and his son, Luke.
  • The Imperial AT-ST walker (relative to the Imperial AT-AT) is featured in one episode, much like the ones featured in Return of the Jedi.

Season two is set to have more familiar Star Wars locales and characters. Rosario Dawson is rumored to be playing former Jedi Ahsoka Tano, previously featured on the Clone Wars. Temuera Morrison, the actor who played Jango Fett, is also set to appear.

This has led fans to believe he’ll appear either as Boba Fett or an older Clone Trooper.

With plenty of references to old Star Wars packed in and more on the way, it’s led fans to speculate on whether there will be another one that is no longer canon. 

Is Revan canon in ‘Star Wars’? 

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According to Wookieepedia, Revan is the main character from the video game Knights of the Old Republic. At different times, he serves as both a Jedi and a Sith, fighting in the Mandalorian Wars. When Disney bought Lucasfilm in 2012, they acquired the rights to all Star Wars property. They decided to make most of the Star Wars “expanded universe” non-canon, shuttering it under the label of “Star Wars Legends.”

This included all media outside the Skywalker saga such as books and video games. As a result of this, Knights of the Old Republic was no longer canon. 

Will Revan show up in ‘The Mandalorian’? 

Fans on Reddit saw the season two trailer and are now hopeful that Revan could become canon again in season two of The Mandalorian. One fan commented: 

“I mean they hit Tattooine, a water planet that COULD be Manan, not saying they are but what if they stumble on bits of the Star Forge and learn of the [Mandalorian] wars?”

The Star Forge, according to the Star Wars wiki, is a shipyard used to create a powerful army from Revan’s time. Revan may not show up in the series as he’s long dead in this timeline. But a reference to him isn’t out of the question. The Mandalorian seems like it’s ready to go into the Mandalorian lore that’s only been hinted at before in the Star Wars universe. 

Depending on how deep of a dive the show wants to do into some Mandalorian history, Revan could quite possibly make a comeback into the universe, even if he doesn’t show up in person.