Star Wars is a franchise with more lore and characters than almost any other in existence. Fans have fallen in love with numerous heroes, villains, aliens, and droids over the years through various forms of entertainment. With the upcoming release of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order fans are hoping to see cameos by some of their favorite characters. E3 2019 revealed that Saw Guerrera from Rogue One would play a role in Cal Kestis' journey, but who else will show up? Let's look at 5 cameos we hope to see in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, and 5 we hope we don't see in the upcoming game.
10 Don't Want: C-3PO & R2-D2
Now, before people start an online petition to get this list removed, it's best to understand why including the famous droid companions of Luke Skywalker would be a mistake. In the case of C-3PO, he's been a staple of the films that will likely see the end of his time in Episode 9 given the foreshadowing in the latest trailer. It's hard not to love R2-D2, but with the creation of BD-1, it seems like the emphasis will be on Cal's relationship with the adorable droid. Bringing R2-D2 into the mix could overshadow the emotional impact fans will have along their journey with Cal and BD-1.
9 Want: New Jedi/Sith
Some of the coolest reveals in Star Wars books, comics, video games, movies, television shows, and other forms of entertainment are when fans are introduced to a new Jedi or Sith with a unique story and narrative arc.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order will, at the very least, introduce two new Jedi by way of the main character and his master. Respawn seems to really understand Star Wars and what fans want from a new game, so it's likely we see a good balance of familiar faces and new additions. Striking that balance will be a key factor in the overall narrative experience.
8 Don't Want: Watto
There's a contingent of Star Wars fans who want Watto to return for some reason or another - even if this is a controversial desire. Love him or hate him, he was an iconic part of The Phantom Menace and showed that even weird fly-based aliens could be racist. Considering players will be traveling with Cal Kestis around the galaxy, there's a chance he might run into a familiar merchant with a gravelly voice. Though Kinda Funny's Greg Miller might try to sell people on the fact Watto deserves redemption, maybe it's best to leave him in the shadows.
7 Want: Iden Versio
Star Wars Battlefront 2 was a game plagued by many issues, mostly revolving around loot boxes and microtransactions. This was largely tied to the multiplayer mode of the game which was the primary selling point. The single-player campaign received mixed critical reception, but the glaring issue with it centered on its length. It was at most a 4-hour experience that introduced fans to Iden Versio, an elite Imperial soldier with a cool redemption arc. If EA wants to build continuity, an appearance by a younger Iden Versio could do just that.
6 Don't Want: Sheev Palpatine
The latest trailer released for Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker ended on the laugh of Emperor Palpatine echoing through eternity. His inclusion via a cameo in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order should not happen based on the same exact thing.
If he's a major plot point in the upcoming film set to close out the Skywalker Sage then maybe it's best to save him for that. If Disney wants to really drive home the Skywalker Saga coming full circle then maybe a cameo in the upcoming game could set the stage for his role in the film.
5 Want: Chirrut Imwe
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order revealed at E3 2019 that both Saw Guerrera and the same model of droid as KS-20 from Rogue One: A Star Wars story would be making cameos in Respawn's Star Wars adventure. This means that cameos from other characters featured in the film could also be possible. If Cal Kestis is looking for answers to the Force then a run-in with Chirrut Imwe might be a fortunate encounter. How would Cal Kestis respond to a man who sees the Force as more than a neat party trick, but rather a tool that's misunderstood and misused?
4 Don't Want: Han Solo
Han Solo, despite lacking any force powers or weird alien features, is one of the most beloved characters in the franchise. Harrison Ford brought the character to life and made the world fall in love with a smuggler who often has his own interests at heart. In 2018, Solo: A Star Wars Story released to middling reviews and a less than stellar box office performance. With Han Solo's death in The Force Awakens and the previously mentioned performance of his solo movie outing, the character is in a weird place. Maybe it's best to hide him away in favor of a cameo in The Mandalorian.
3 Want: Darth Vader
Darth Vader is the most iconic character in the entire Star Wars franchise and it seems reasonable to expect a cameo in any property where it's plausible. Some fans feel that including him in things takes away from the value of the specified project, while others feel that Darth Vader is always welcome to make an appearance.
Fans will often pull for the less-is-more approach so if Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order features an appearance then it will likely be a brief appearance rather than a direct meeting between Cal and Darth Vader.
2 Don't: Darth Maul
Solo: A Star Wars Story was the last major Star Wars film to release in theaters. Despite its shaky box office performance, it still featured an amazing post-credits appearance by Darth Maul. No one really saw this cameo coming and for those who saw Solo: A Star Wars Story opening weekend, it was a noteworthy surprise. If you're unfamiliar with Darth Maul's story beyond The Phantom Menace, he reappeared in the Clone Wars with the lower torso of a mechanical spider. Including him in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order might take away from his appearance at the end of Solo: A Star Wars Story.
1 Want: Ahsoka Tano
Star Wars Rebels is a property ripe with characters that would make perfect cameos in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. The time frame of both the cartoon television show and the upcoming video game line up pretty well. Some fans may be pulling for Ezra to show up, but most Star Wars Rebels enthusiasts are hoping for the appearance of Anakin Skywalker's secret apprentice, Ahsoka Tano. She's a capable Jedi that could be instrumental in the development of Cal Kestis' force powers and ability with a lightsaber.