9 Possible Villains of Upcoming Star Wars Projects: Thrawn, Moff Gideon, and More

9 Possible Villains of Upcoming Star Wars Projects: Thrawn, Moff Gideon, and More

In 2018, Timothy Zahn's popular book "Star Wars: Thrawn: Alliances" explored two different times in Grand Admiral Thrawn's life—one during the Clone Wars and the other during his Imperial heyday. 

Now, the comic version from Marvel is coming soon, and StarWars.com has a first look for you.

The return of Thrawn made us think ‘who are the potential villains who may make a comeback in the upcoming Star Wars projects?’ What do you think?

Hold your lightsaber replicas because we’re going to explore some of the most notorious villains from the Star Wars saga who hold the possibility of becoming the main villain of upcoming projects. 

Grand Admiral Thrawn

Although Thrawn has already made a comeback in Star Wars: Thrawn: Alliances, we still have him on the list.

Mitth'raw'nuruodo, popularly called Grand Admiral Thrawn, is a key character from the Timothy Zahn novel from the early 1990s. Thrawn is an important figure in the remnants of the Galactic Empire, known for his strategic brilliance and his unique Chiss heritage.

In the Star Wars: Thrawn: Alliances, the story unfolds in two timelines, featuring Grand Admiral Thrawn. One part takes place during the Clone Wars, while the other showcases his peak in the Empire. Now, this tale is making its way into Marvel comics, and StarWars.com offers you an early glimpse.

Moff Gideon

Moff Gideon and his clones may have met their end on Mandalore in The Mandalorian season 3, there's a theory circulating among fans. Some have noticed that the Gideon we see in his armor doesn't have a mustache as he did in the first two seasons. 

This speculation hints that Moff Gideon might still be alive and that only clones were present on Mandalore during its liberation. 

So, we can predict that the real Moff Gideon may resurface in search of revenge in an upcoming movie, although this possibility is uncertain.

Brendol Hux

Brendol Hux, the head Of Project Necromancer, appeared in The Mandalorian season 3. He played a key role in the Imperial Remnant.

Brendol is responsible for conditioning children who will become the future First Order stormtroopers seen in the sequel films. These soldiers will ultimately be led by Brendol's grown-up son, Armitage.

Elia Kane

Elia Kane is believed to remain on Coruscant currently, posing as a genuine Amnesty Officer for the New Republic. 

Despite her outward allegiance to the New Republic, Moff Gideon's undercover agent remains loyal to the Empire. 

This suggests that Kane has the potential to cause significant harm in future Star Wars narratives, making her a likely candidate for a villainous role in "The Mandalorian & Grogu." It appears that there is more to her story that warrants exploration.

Ysanne Isard

Ysanne Isard was a prominent Imperial figure in the post-Palpatine era within the non-canon Star Wars stories known as Legends. 

As the former leader of Imperial Intelligence, Isard wielded significant power after the Empire's fall with the rise of the New Republic.

Isard's character journey could be reimagined within the established Star Wars canon. While she might not possess the same level of influence and resources, she could potentially become one of the most formidable and sought-after Imperial warlords in "The Mandalorian & Grogu." 

Clan Saxon

Din Djarin may encounter Mandalorians with a darker agenda, like Clan Saxon.

Why do we make claims for a clan who are uninterested in reclaiming Mandalore?

Clan Saxon may have pledged allegiance to the Empire and assisted in subduing their own homeworld, Mandalore. However, they even aligned themselves with Darth Maul when he assumed leadership of the Death Watch and governed Mandalore during the Clone Wars. 

Although their leaders were defeated, it's possible that a new leader may emerge to guide Clan Saxon once again in "The Mandalorian & Grogu."

Rae Sloane

She is another imperial grand admiral who may make a comeback in one of the upcoming Star Wars projects.

Rae Sloane was an important figure in the Imperial Navy after the events of "Return of the Jedi" and up to the Battle of Jakku. She was instrumental in ensuring the Empire's survival in the Unknown Regions, paving the way for its resurgence as the First Order years later. 

However, there are some gaps in her story, particularly regarding her ultimate fate, as she is absent from the sequel movies.

It's possible Grand Admiral Sloane may make a comeback in some live-action format. marking her debut. If this happens, she could become the central Imperial leader that the New Republic is eager to locate, and Din Djarin might play a role in helping track her down.

 Imperial Shadow Council

In "The Mandalorian" season 3, there were several Imperial Remnant Moffs and warlords who remained unnamed during the Imperial Shadow Council meeting. 

It's possible that, in their new roles working alongside the New Republic's Adelphi Squadron, both Din Djarin and Grogu could encounter and confront some or all of these council members. 

Leveraging his expertise as a bounty hunter, Djarin may use his abilities to contribute to the broader cause of capturing the Shadow Council, benefiting the galaxy as a whole.

Captain Pellaeon

Once Grand Admiral Thrawn's trusted lieutenant in the Legends stories, Captain Pellaeon reappeared in "The Mandalorian" season 3. There, he had him pledging to other Imperial Remnant warlords that Thrawn's comeback would strengthen their military forces. 

In the new Star Wars canon, it appears that Pellaeon serves Thrawn once again.

Furthermore, the validity of his promises gains credibility from events in "Ahsoka," where Thrawn aligned himself with the Nightsisters, who possess the ability to resurrect the deceased.

Wrap Up

These are some villains from the Star Wars universe who may make a comeback to face Jedi with lightsabers. Who do you think has the possibility to resurface?