10 Best Cameos Throughout The Entire ‘Star Wars’ Franchise
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Star Wars is rich with characters, and even though the Star Wars galaxy is vastm some of the characters were bound to run into each other at some point. Several of the films and series have featured characters from other films and series. With the success of more and more connected universes like the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it seems like the original cinematic universe will feature more and more characters crossing the galaxy finding each other. Here are just some of the best character cameos in Star Wars.
10. Papanoida (Revenge of the Sith)
Technically speaking, Papanoida made his cameo in Revenge of the Sith before the character had been fully fleshed out. His more prominent role in The Clone Wars series (which takes place prior to Revenge of the Sith) made his cameo all the more fun. It is also worth noting he was played by George Lucas himself in Revenge of the Sith.
9. Chopper (Rogue One)
Chopper was a lovable droid in Rebels who could have been just a rip-off of R2-D2, but he developed a personality on his own. Seeing him pop up in Rogue One was a nice little nod to fans of Rebels, which delved heavily into the start of the Rebellion. It was only fitting that someone who helped start the Rebellion made an appearance. In true Star Wars fashion, it is only fitting that it was a droid.
8. Darth Maul (Solo)
Solo was not high on a lot of people’s radars, and no one really had high hopes for the film. However, it was a huge surprise when we found out Qi’ra had been working for Darth Maul, who was the true leader of Crimson Dawn the entire time. It was one of the first times the films directly referenced the events of the shows, and it promised a deeper connection between films and series. Unfortunately, we never really got to see that scene go anywhere on the silver screen.
7. Max Rebo (The Book of Boba Fett)
Honestly, Mac Rebo was not the best cameo in Star Wars, and several fans may not even know who he was by name. I put this one here because I had often wondered if Max Rebo and his band made it off Jabba’s barge when it was destroyed back in Return of the Jedi. His appearance in The Book of Boba Fett showed that he not only survived, but was able to bring back his music career from its literal destruction. That showed how he was truly dedicated to his music.
6. Dr. Evazan and Ponda Baba (Rogue One)
This was one of the most direct and obvious cameos in Rogue One. Jyn Erso ran into Dr. Evazan and Ponda Baba (when he was still minus one lightsaber wound). Evazan was more than happy to inform Jyn that he was still a wanted man with a death sentence in 12 systems. He was of course backed by his companion Ponda Baba. It was a lovely callback (or rather call forward) to the original Star Wars film. However, it would not end as peacefully for them when they run into another kid in Mos Eisley.
5. Saw Gerrera (Rogue One)
Saw Gerrera was another example of the films directly referencing the series. Saw Gerrera originally appeared in The Clone Wars series. However, his appearance in Rogue One cemented him as an important character throughout the course of The Clone Wars and into the Rebellion. Despite his fate in Rogue One, he continued to make appearances in Star Wars media albeit they all took place before the events of Rogue One.
4. Hondo Ohnaka (Rebels)
Hondo Ohnaka was a lovable and devious space pirate first introduced in The Clone Wars series. He made several appearances in the series, and he gave several Jedi and Sith a run for their money. He was cunning, clever, and conniving, and he endeared himself to several fans. That is why it was wonderful to see him reappear in Rebels. He took on more of a mentor-type character for Ezra for a bit during Rebels, but he was the same pirate we all know and love.
3. Bo-Katan Kryze (The Mandalorian)
This could turn out to be a little more than just a cameo, but her appearance in The Mandalorian was jaw-dropping to see. Bo-Katan became a central Mandalorian character in The Clone Wars series. She was there for the countless changes of power that Mandalore went through. We also learned through her appearance in The Mandalorian that she had made it her goal to reclaim Mandalore. It looks like we might see more than just a cameo from her in the future.
2. Boba Fett (The Mandalorian)
The Mandalorian had a huge number of cameos in the second season, and it had been teasing Boba Fett from the start of the season. We have been dying to see Boba Fett do something other than fall into a giant pit since Return of the Jedi, and he was well worth the wait. When he finally appeared in season 2 of The Mandalorian, he almost single-handedly took out a battalion of stormtroopers. It also quelled any fear we might have about The Book of Boba Fett.
1. Luke Skywalker (The Mandalorian)
The last two cameos were definitely amazing, but nothing could top seeing the original Jedi Knight in the season finale of The Mandalorian. No one saw that cameo coming, and even the cast did not know that it would be Luke when they filmed the episode. It was mind-blowing to see Luke fight in the way fans pretended he would while playing with Star Wars toys as a kid. He was the greatest Jedi Knight, and he was also the greatest cameo in all of Star Wars.
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Written By Alex Lenzini
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