Beyond The Mandalorian
This is an element that could eventually be tied into other stories, and even some other rumored Disney Plus series. We have no idea what happened with Rook Kast after the Siege of Mandalore, nor many of the other Mandalorians who followed Maul (except for Gar Saxon).
Considering Rook’s loyalty to Maul, it wouldn’t be too crazy to think she’d stick with him as he ran Crimson Dawn (as seen in Solo). If that is indeed a series in development for Disney Plus, it would be a neat connection to see her, pre-Armorer, work as one of Maul’s enforcers. Of course, that’s a big IF, but something I’ve thought about quite a bit.
Taking on his former brethren in an effort to bring unity to all the clans feels like a suitably epic, yet personal, journey for our hero. I could definitely see this path leading to a finale for the whole series, one that sees Din Djarin being crowned the new Mand’alor. While that seems far-fetched, it would be an excellent way to eventually bring Din into other stories down the road.
What if there’s a future series or even a movie which sees the New Republic threatened? Someone blue-skinned who has the potential to come back and be a uniting factor for any remaining Imperials (who aren’t building the First Order). Hell, it wouldn’t even have to be Thrawn, but there’s no way the 30-ish years between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens are filled with peace.
There are undoubtedly other conflicts that could affect the galaxy (everyone seems to already know about Supreme Leader Snoke so he was obviously doing SOMETHING). Anything that would be big enough could eventually see the New Republic reach out to a restored, but once neutral, Mandalore as a potential ally. This would allow Din to pop up in other shows/movies down the road, something fans would certainly go nuts over.
No matter how you slice it, the events we’ve already seen in The Mandalorian—even ones just alluded to—can form a connective thread for future Star Wars stories on Disney Plus. While they will all endeavor to tell separate but equally personal stories, you can see how it could all be tied together to tell a comprehensive story of this period in the timeline.
I wouldn’t be surprised at all if some of these things help pave the way into other eras as well. Mandalorians are ancient, and we know they’ve waged war against the Jedi in the past. The Mandalorian could easily drop story bits in the show that with the intention to have them picked up by another series or movie that takes place in the galaxy’s distant past.
None of this is to mention the fact that there is a rumored Boba Fett spin-off series. Frankly, I have no idea what that show will entail, whether it’s chronicling his adventures after escaping the Sarlacc, up to when we see him in The Mandalorian, or something afterward. I’m also not fully confident in what role he’ll play in the current season, which is why I haven’t really touched on him all that much. That’s a big bowl of possibilities that I’m struggling to narrow down.
It’s a lot of fun to think about what MIGHT happen as we wait for the story to play out, but it’s always good to not get too attached to some ideas. I can’t wait to see what happens next and the future of Din Djarin in the Star Wars galaxy. Now that you’ve seen some of my theories (or ramblings), I’d love to hear yours!