With the Star Wars franchise rapidly expanding on the small screen thanks to Disney+, characters we've previously only seen in animation are now making the leap to live-action.
Ahsoka Tano, Bo-Katan Kryze, and Cad Bane are among the most noteworthy examples, while Ahsoka is set to adapt a number of Star Wars Rebels characters, including Hera Syndulla and Sabine Wren. Before we get to that show, however, there may be plans for The Mandalorian's current third season to also bring back a familiar face.
According to Making Star Wars, Kevin McKidd - who starred alongside Obi-Wan Kenobi's Ewan McGregor in Trainspotting - looks set to reprise his role as Mandalorian character Fenn Rau.
McKidd was reportedly spotted on set last year and the site has supposedly heard this information from a number of sources.
In Star Wars Rebels, it was established that he hailed from Concord Dawn and was part of a group called The Protectors. While his allies were killed, we learned during his conversations with Jedi Kanan Jarrus that they one fought side-by-side during the Third Battle of Mygeeto in the Clone Wars.
Rau is a good guy and reluctantly became a Rebel in order to counter the villainous Gar Saxxon. He'd eventually establish himself as a hero by saving Sabine's family, and we're guessing he'll be on the same side as Din Djarin and Bo-Katan here.
This is a fun way to pay homage to Rebels and the history of Mandalore in the Star Wars Galaxy. It's unclear how large of a role McKidd will play in The Mandalorian (it may be a glorified cameo), but we wouldn't be surprised if this sets the stage for Rau to appear in Ahsoka as well.
As always, we'll be sure to keep you updated. With just five episodes left in season 3, though, we're sure it won't be long until this rumour is confirmed or debunked!