Sasha Banks Won’t Be Returning In The Mandalorian Season 2

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The Mandalorian season 2 will no longer have any appearances from Sasha Banks. The WWE wrestler turned actress plays one of three new Mandalorian characters Mando and The Child encounter in the series. Debuting in the episode “Chapter 11: The Heiress” as Koska Reeves, she’s a member of the unit operating with Bo-Katan Kryze.

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After Banks made an appearance in season 2 trailers, fans immediately took interest in the character she might be playing. Speculations then significantly arose that she would be secretly playing “Sabine Wren” from Star Wars Rebels. While it certainly did not happen, she ended up playing a Mandalorian anyway. 

Mando shortly parted ways with Bo-Katan’s team to continue his mission of reuniting The Child and the Jedi. On the other hand, they proceeded to carry on their goal of reclaiming the Darksaber from Moff Gideon. While the situation left more for Koska and her team’s story, fans may have to wait longer before that unfolds.

Speaking to ComicBook about her experience on The Mandalorian, Banks confirmed that she’s only set to appear in one episode. “Well, I can only hope that the fans get to know more, I’m only in this episode,” she confessed. 

However, talking about her potential future in Star Wars, she says she’s hoping that she can return moving forward. “It’s awesome but we can only hope for more stuff. So, if I can pray and manifest anything, I just hope myself and Katee, Bo-Katan, can hopefully get the Darksaber one day. But we’ll have to see, I don’t know,” Banks explained.

The Mandalorian Season 2: Why is Sasha Banks not returning further in the series?

With only eight episodes per season, The Mandalorian can only cover so much per year. Bo-Katan’s story merely coincided with Mando and The Child’s overall arc. Hence, it is understandable why there won’t be any more focus on them for the rest of the season. 

Season 2 has also passed its midpoint, with its latest episode revealing why Moff Gideon wants The Child. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that The Mandalorian won’t revisit Bo-Katan’s quest anymore. More likely, it will be saved for later seasons to have Mando somehow involved in whatever clash they get into against Moff Gideon.

However disappointing the news for Bo-Katan’s followers is, it still makes sense why the series didn’t delve much into her story. After all, the show is about The Mandalorian and his mission with The Child. The narrative has to remain focused on him, otherwise, the series will eventually lose its core story. Viewers can only hope that production has a future plan to address such plot holes before the series comes to an end.

The Mandalorian season 2 currently streams on Disney+.

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