Many unique and original characters from the star wars Anime universes were introduced in the franchise’s live-action television series. Fans were thrilled when Clone Wars’ Ahsoka Tano appeared in season two of The Mandalorian and delighted with the first live appearance of the cynical but charismatic Cad Bane in Boba Fett’s Book. With several live-action shows on the horizon, many more characters from the anime series The Clone Wars, The Bad Batchand rebels could be gearing up to make their own live debut.
The success of two seasons of The Mandalorian — with Season 3 on the way at the end of the year — and a season of Boba Fett’s Book leads to an expansion of the Star Wars live-action world. Ahsoka gets a solo series and Obi-Wan Kenobi returns for his own show. Both projects open the door to many different cameos, like Darth Vader appearing in Obi-Wan Kenobiand there are plenty of other characters who could fit into the live-action universe.
Son of separatist senator Mina Bonteri, Lux Bonteri was introduced in The Clone Wars when Senator Amidala and Ahsoka Tano traveled to Raxus to see a possible treaty between the Republic and the Separatists. Ahsoka had never met a Separatist and Lux had never met a Jedi, but despite their differences, they quickly became friends. He appeared in a few more episodes of The Clone Wars and Ahsoka developed a crush on Lux that was mutual, but given her status as a Jedi, nothing came of it.
Lux’s bow in The Clone Wars ended with him becoming a Senator of Onderon after his mother’s death, making him an ally of the Republic. Given his history with Ahsoka and his positioning as a political figure, it’s possible fans will see an older Bonteri in the Ahsoka series, and his charm and wit would suit the live action screen well.
Omega appeared in The bad lot as a pure genetic replica of Jango Fett and lived on Kamino as Nala Se’s medical assistant. Immediately after Order 66, Omega became interested in Clone Force 99 – a group of flawed clones known as the “Bad Batch”. When Admiral Tarkin came to Kamino to assess the remaining clone forces, Clone Force 99 escaped with Omega in tow. She later caught the eye of bounty hunter Fennec Shand, who made his live-action debut in The Mandalorianand played a leading role in Boba Fett’s Book after she becomes Boba’s enforcer.
Omega, unlike the majority of clones, has the potential for a normal human lifespan. Her genetic replication status also places her alongside the only other exact copy of Jango Fett: Boba Fett. Her standard aging and relationship to the clones who survived Order 66 all set her up for debut in one of the live-action series, but particularly Boba Fett’s Book. Omega is brave, longs for family and connection, and is definitely one to find Boba because of their kinship.
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Clone Force 99 – better known as Bad Batch – was introduced in The Clone Wars, and later starred in their own spin-off series. A group of flawed clones of Jango Fett, their formation originally consisted of Hunter (the leader able to detect electromagnetic frequencies from droids), Crosshair (a sniper with enhanced vision), Tech (the genius and computing) and Wrecker (the strength of grouping). Echo, originally a member of the 501st, became a member of the Bad Batch after saving it from Separatist forces near the end of the Clone Wars. The young Omega clone joined the group after Order 66, but Crosshair left after his inhibitor chip took effect.
Since Boba Fett’s Book established actor Temuera Morrison as Boba Fett, and thus the live-action face of the clones, he is set to play any “regular” clone that subsequently appears in the live-action world. Since the Bad Batch is typically flawed, however, their live cast could be looser and any of them could appear in the Ahsoka Where Obi Wan series — either individually or as an entire group. The Bad Batch has already been kind of seeded in Boba Fett’s Book.
Native rebels, Ezra Bridger was a Force-sensitive participant in the early days of the Rebellion. As Kanan Jarrus’ Jedi Padawan, Ezra had many encounters with established characters, including the Clone Captain Rex, Ahsoka, and Darth Maul. He also had conflicts with Grand Admiral Thrawn after taking on more leadership responsibilities. Blaming the Sith for the death of his parents, his bow in rebels had him seek out Obi-Wan Kenobi with the goal of destroying the Sith for good.
Ezra’s ultimate fate is unknown, as the end of rebels saw him and Thrawn sent to hyperspace indefinitely while Ahsoka Tano and Sabine Wren set out to find him. Natasha Liu Bordizzo has been cast as Sabine in the Ahsoka series, but aside from her and Ahsoka herself, the majority of the cast is being kept under wraps. The DisInsider reported that Mena Massoud was cast in the role of Bridger, but the rumor stemmed from a YouTube video that has since been taken down.
Grand Admiral Thrawn made his star wars debut in rebels as an antagonist tasked with helping put down the rebellion by destroying the rebels in the Lothal sector. A Chiss man, Thrawn was proficient in knowledge of the Unknown Regions, proving to be a great asset to the Empire. Although his first appearance was in rebels, Thrawn knew Anakin Skywalker as a Jedi and later worked with Darth Vader. Thrawn is known for his terrifying calm and love of art, and his fate was intertwined with that of Ezra Bridger, as at the end of rebels, Thrawn and Bridger were thrown into deep space together.
However, Thrawn was confirmed to be alive, as he was referenced in The Mandalorian by Ahsoka Tano. Corn The Mandalorian takes place almost ten years after the closing of rebelsThrawn will likely appear in Ahsoka’s series. A report from SmallScreen claims that his voice actor Lars Mikkelsen should play Thrawn in Ahsokaciting “undisclosed sources,” but Disney+ has yet to confirm whether or not the report is true.
Captain of the 501st, Clone Trooper CT-7567 is more commonly known as Rex. Rex had a prominent position in The Clone Wars as second-in-command to none other than Anakin Skywalker. During The Clone Wars, Rex grew increasingly disillusioned with the Republic and the idea of the clones’ future after the war. He managed to escape Order 66 with Ahsoka Tano, and in rebels, fans saw him living in Seelos with other Wolffe and Gregor clones.
As mentioned with The Bad Batch, since the Clone Troopers all share Jango Fett’s genetic material, Temuera Morrison would presumably have to play a live-action version of Rex, but that doesn’t mean the character couldn’t appear in a live action. -action star wars series. Morrison said he was open to playing Rex or any other clone in the future.
Asajj Ventress is a Dathomirian with a checkered past. Make his first appearance in the clone wars, she was a particular thorn in the side of Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi, both of whom were frequently assigned to fight Ventress during the war. During her lifetime, the character has been a Jedi Padawan, a Nightsister, a student of Count Dooku, and a Sith assassin. After a series of betrayals by various Sith and the slaughter of her former clan on her home planet, Ventress turned to bounty hunting and became a reluctant ally to her former enemies. Although fans never got to see his story’s finale in the clone wars, there is potential for a live appearance in Obi Wan.
Kal Kestis is the player character in the video game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. As the title suggests, the events of the game take place during the reign of the Empire, when Kestis makes it her mission to restore the fallen Jedi Order. Kestis encounters Darth Vader while trying to protect the Force-sensitive children of the galaxy. Kestis makes a difficult choice after this contact with Vader to protect the children from the Sith, and ends up flying with her crew to parts unknown.
Kestis’ appearance was modeled after actor Cameron Monaghan, who also provided the voice of Kestis in the game. Given the open ending of Fallen orderand the character’s resemblance to his voice actor would make it easy for Kestis to appear in a live-action star wars property if Disney wanted to tie their TV shows and video games more tightly together.
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