There is a high chance we will be getting Captain Rex returning to Star Wars in live action, according to new reports from Kessel Run Transmissions.
When Boba Fett’s debut on The Mandalorian aired, fans rejoiced at seeing Temuera Morrison playing Boba Fett and speculated whether his appearances would mean characters like Captain Rex can cross over into live action. Morrison’s career is set to be very busy the next few years, as he is currently filming The Book of Boba Fett and is likely to return to the third season of The Mandalorian.
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Rumors have also been circulating that he is expected to reprise his role as Clone Commander Cody in the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series.
Captain Rex, Take Two
The channel reported that Rex will be coming back for the Ahsoka series stating that:
“Our sources were saying that they actually saw the armor [of Captain Rex]. So I think if that’s the case, there was probably screen test for Rex for the Ahsoka series. Rex was going to be part of the Rebels sequel, so if they’re carrying that over to the Ahsoka series, he’s gonna be in it.”
They pointed out that, “They’re not done with Rex” and adds “that Lucasfilm is super interested with continuing his story.”
Captain Rex is one of the most beloved characters from The Clone Wars and Rebels series. He fought alongside Ahsoka Tano during the Clone wars and later joined the Rebellion in fighting off the Empire. Rex has already been semi-confirmed to have taken part at the Battle of Endor with a clever retcon as he was the bearded old man who storm the bunkers along with Han Solo, Leia, and Chewbacca.
Since the Ahsoka series is basically the sequel for Rebels, it only makes sense for Rex to be apart of the story in trying to track down Ezra Bridger. We probably will be seeing a much older version of clone, perhaps he might be taking a role in the New Republic or assisting allies eliminating imperial loyalist.
The Mandalorian has shown that bringing back already established characters can be done right. While seeing Morrison playing multiple characters that are clones of himself might be confusing for some, for long time fans of The Clone Wars, Captain Rex is a huge deal. It would be interesting to see Boba Fett and Rex coming face to face since they are both clones of Jango Fett but with vastly different backgrounds.
Even though there is no official confirmation that Rex is coming, that doesn’t stop us from getting excited to see what Lucasfilm has plan for the former clone.
Source: Comic Book Movie
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