Season two of The Mandalorian is welcoming a number of new characters, together with Cobb Vanth, a mysterious sheriff performed by Timothy Olyphant. What can we find out about this character to this point? Though he is new to the present, he isn’t new to the Star Wars universe as a complete, and he has an interesting connection to a number of the characters we have already seen.
If you cannot keep in mind seeing Cobb Vanth on display earlier than, don’t fret, you are not forgetting something! Vanth is a personality launched in a trilogy of novels, Aftermath, which is canonically set in between Return of the Jedi and The Power Awakens – the very same time period throughout which The Mandalorian takes place. Particularly, it is set within the fast aftermath of the autumn of the Empire (therefore the title). Vanth is revealed to be a former slave who by some means freed himself and have become the sheriff of Freetown on Tatooine, throughout which period he acquired Mandalorian armor whereas eliminating against the law syndicate’s presence.
The armor that Vanth will get was initially discovered by the Jawa scavengers and is alleged to have been scavenged from Jabba the Hutt’s barge – closely implying that it is truly Boba Fett’s armor he is carrying. However as an alternative of carrying it to pursue bounties on the behest of crime lords, Vanth apparently wears it on the aspect of regulation and justice, risking his personal life to maintain criminals out of Freetown and to maintain the folks there protected. Given his years on Justified, it is no surprise that the present solid Olyphant – he looks as if an ideal match!
It is unclear what function he’ll play on The Mandalorian or whether or not he’ll be good friend or foe to our heroes. On the floor, he and Din Djarin have fairly a bit in frequent: non-Mandalorians who put on Mandalorian armor and place a excessive worth on loyalty to the folks (and child aliens) they defend. Nonetheless, within the Star Wars world, something is feasible. For the reason that second season is reportedly additionally going to revisit the story of Boba Fett (with Temuera Morrison, who performed Jango Fett within the prequel trilogy, taking over the function), it appears fairly doubtless that Vanth will play into that storyline as properly. We’re undoubtedly intrigued to see how his story unfolds when season two premieres on Oct. 30!
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