The Mandalorian season 3: an actor from the Star Wars prelogy is making a comeback in episode 4
He plays the Jedi Kelleran Beq in a flashback where he is seen saving Grogu during Order 66.
Episode 4 of Season 3 of The Mandalorian (or chapter 20 according to the official terminology), directed by Carl Weathers, has a nice surprise in store for us. Entitled “The Foundling”, it shows us Din Djarin initiate Grogutraining the Mandalorians. In a very cute scene, he defeats another apprentice, Ragnar, with his mastery of the Force. But, when the latter is captured by a kind of giant pterosaur, the adults must unite to save him, at the risk of their lives.
Meanwhile, Grogu is guarded by The Armorer, who crafts him the first piece of his future Mandalorian armor. And this is where it gets interesting. The noise of the forge reminds Baby Yoda of a painful memory, when he was almost killed during the famous Order 66…
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In this new flashback, we discover that Grogu was saved by a Jedi named Kelleran Beq. A character who recently appeared in the extended universe of Star Wars, precisely in the children's game Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge, of which he was the animator. And as in the show broadcast on YouTube, this Jedi is embodied by Ahmed Best. Yes, the actor who was in the skin of Jar Jar Binks in George Lucas' Star Wars prequel!
It's a superb gift that LucasFilm is giving Ahmed Best, who had very badly experienced the violent rejection of Jar Jar Binks by some of the fans . To the point of contemplating suicide… “I was threatened with death on the Internet,”, he told Wired magazine in 2017. “People came to see me to tell me that I had destroyed their childhood. It's hard to hear when you're 25…”
Ahmed Best signs his return as a powerful Jedi Master, Kelleran Beq alias The Sabered Hand, who trained Padawan. And we see on the screen that he took a lot of pleasure in the role. “It's gonna be alright, kid,” he blurts out to Grogu before slaying clone troopers with a lightsaber in each hand and running off with them. him in hyperspace. A character we hope to see again in The Mandalorian or a future Star Wars show.
However, this is not the first time that Ahmed Best has appeared openly in the Star Wars universe. In Attack of the Clones, he had already had the right to a cameo in the skin of a certain Achk Med-Beq…