Hera’s introduction to the Star Wars live-action world has been an inevitability. With recent news dropping that Mena Massoud will be playing Ezra Bridger in Ahsoka, which will effectively serve as the sequel to Rebels, it was only a matter of time until Syndulla became a part of the action.
LRM Online reported that Hera Syndulla will be appearing in Rangers of the New Republic, replacing Gina Carano’s Cara Dune. Syndulla, who first appeared in Star Wars Rebels and later the video game Squadrons, is said to be a “bridge” to The Mandalorian and its spin-off shows.
The outlet also shared that it will be some time until production for the Rangers series commences. Additionally, it’s being reported that Lucasfilm creatives are encountering some problems in making sure that Rangers of the New Republic properly connects to the universe already set up by The Mandalorian
Bringing Hera into the fray will be the perfect way to connect all the dots in the overarching story being set up by The Mandalorian. Now that Ahsoka Tano and Bo-Katan Kryze have made their live-action debuts, the road has been paved for animated characters of all kinds to enter this new realm of Star Wars storytelling. Sabine Wren has been heavily rumored to appear in the Ahsoka series, as has Captain Rex, and given the namedrop in The Mandalorian “Chapter 13,” Grand Admiral Thrawn is clearly on his way as well.