Wild Obi-Wan Kenobi Theory Reveals ‘Mandalorian’ Season 3 Villain
What if Reva fought an adult Luke Skywalker? Because the former Inquisitor is well after the end of Obi Wan Kenobiit goes without saying that she could appear literally any of upcoming new Star Wars shows. Here’s why Reva could easily be the villain or the hero of The Mandalorian Season 3. But also why it could crash Andor and maybe Ahsokatoo.
Spoilers ahead for Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Reva is a new type of Star Wars character
In theory, because the sequel trilogy exists, literally everything what happens in everything existing Disney+ Star War shows amounts to a prequel of sorts. In the case of Obi Wan Kenobi and Andorboth shows are also prequels to A thug and A new hope. But, mando and Ahsoka— although set five years later Return of the Jedi — are still prequels to The force awakens. That means we kind of always knew Baby Yoda wasn’t going to stick with Luke Skywalker because that would have meant Kylo Ren. murdered Grogu, or something horrible.
The classic and sequel trilogies operate on a status quo where heavy Force users are rare. And so, in the spaces in between (all Disney+ shows), stories have to be careful about how many lightsaber badass can be revealed. In the middle of this complex continuity is Reva: a strong Force character who can have a huge impact on multiple stories without hurting the barrel.
Star Wars hasn’t introduced a new Force-sensitive character with this much agency in a while. In the latest episode of Obi Wan, Ben tells Reva, “Who you become now is up to you.” He also notes that she is “free”.
All of this is actually true in that Reva’s unique status – a Force user who is not a Sith, not a Jedi, and, for now, unaffiliated – could make her a major player in one of the upcoming shows. Star Wars.
mandalorian Season 3: Reva vs. Skywalker
Assuming the post-Return of the Jedi version of Luke Skywalker continues to appear in the mando timeline, having Reva face Luke around 18 years after the events of Obi Wan could be interesting. And if that seems like a big leap, consider this: mando has already set a precedent for this sort of thing before with Ahsoka and Bo-Katan. In fact, relatively speaking, because Reva was a child during Order 66, she is much younger than Ahsoka and Bo-Katan. This means that Moses Ingram can easily appear in mandalorian Season 3 with very few makeup changes to make her look older. Basically, if she’s around 25 Obi Wan (9 BBY), she is about 43 years old in the mando delay (9ABY).
So if Reva met a 28-year-old Luke Skywalker in mandalorian Season 3, how would it go? It all depends on the path Reva takes after Obi Wan Kenobi. Because while it’s tempting to say she’d be a big baddie in mando Season 3, what if she became a heroine?
Back in Andor?
Because the series to come Andor will explore the gritty origins of the Rebel Alliance, Reva might be the perfect person to join Cassian Andor or Saw Gerrera. In fact, because Reva has such a jaded and complex background, she’s pretty much a perfect recruit for an extreme sect of the Rebel Alliance. In A thugwe learn that mainstream rebels reject Saw Gerrera and his crew for being too hardcore.
Again, this sounds like the kind of Empire-hating organization ideal for Reva’s sense of justice. What’s the perfect outlet for Reva’s hatred of Vader? Fight the Empire! But it’s hard to imagine Reva donning an orange jumpsuit and hanging out with Wedge or Mon Mothma for long periods of time.
Instead, Reva could become something of a new Star Wars anti-hero looking for revenge. Kind of like Robert Pattinson at the start of The Batman, but in Star Wars. Because, as great as Cassian and Saw are, no one hates the Emperor’s regime more than a former young Jedi who briefly worked for – and tried to kill – Darth Vader. The Star Wars canon has already introduced badass like Reva. But it’s been a long time since a character who worked for both the Jedi and the Sith have been given a whole new path. If Reva doesn’t reappear in one of the new shows, then the Force on Disney+ will be seriously lopsided.
Andor arrives on Disney+ on August 31. Obi Wan Kenobi is streaming now.