In “The Foundling” (directed by Carl Weathers, who also stars in Mandalorian), there is a major reveal about who saved Grogu during Order 66. This person is someone that Star Wars fans are already quite familiar with.
In The Book of Boba Fett, Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) unlocked Grogu’s memories of Order 66, though only a part of what occurred was shown. Since Grogu chose to pursue the Way of the Mand’alor instead of the Jedi path, Din determined he should be trained as a Mandalorian foundling. As the Armorer (Emily Swallow) manufactured a beskar rondel of protection for the green tyke, Grogu experienced a flashback to the fateful evening when he was a small Jedi foundling being attacked.
Despite the valiant effort of the Jedi Knights at the Temple to protect him during Order 66, Grogu was taken away from Coruscant by none other than former Jar Jar Binks actor, Ahmed Best, who played the part of Jedi Master Kelleran Beq. Best previously played Beq in the 2020 online kids’ game show Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge and even had a cameo in Attack of the Clones as a Beq relative, Achk Med-Beq.
Beq deftly warded off the clone troopers (voiced by the original clone portrayer and current Boba Fett, Temuera Morrison) and sped away on a speeder, with Grogu in tow. Despite the clones’ pursuit, he managed to dodge their assault and secured passage on a ship, making their escape at lightspeed.
After departing from the Core Worlds, we have no idea what happened; however, a gap of decades between Order 66 and Din’s discovery of Grogu implies that Kelleran Beq could appear in a flashback, potentially providing some more insight into Grogu’s history during the Empire’s reign. Fingers crossed!
Beq joins the ranks of notable Jedi who managed to survive Order 66, such as Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Ahsoka Tano, Grogu, Caleb Dume/Kanan Jarrus, Cal Kestis, Cere Junda, Gungi, Jocasta Nu, and future Inquisitor, Reva Sevander.
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