[UPDATED 11/30/2020, 2:00 pm] Warning! Spoilers follow for Star Wars: The Mandalorian Chapter 13 – The Jedi.
This is the way.
Once Ahsoka Tano told Din Djarin in The Jedi to take Grogu to Tython, where a Jedi could possibly collect him, it was as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in wonder as to which Jedi that could be.
Assuming there will be a Jedi who does that – even Ahsoka offers that there might not be one – Luke Skywalker appears to be the strongest possibility. As The Mandalorian is set five years after Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi, Luke could not just be building his new Jedi Order (which is implied in Star Wars: The Last Jedi), but in the stage where he is collecting Force-sensitive beings for the Order. Grogu, being powerful in the Force, would probably be someone that Luke would take in a hurry.
There are precious few other possibilities. First, they must be alive – and not many are after the Great Jedi Purge (Order 66). Plus, it’s been roughly 28 years since then, so even the Jedi that survived could have died.
That said, Quinlan Vos may still be alive, but he may not be prominent enough in the Star Wars story.
So Which Jedi Fits The Bill?
What Jedi could still be around and be prominent enough?
Now, Mace maybe would need to come back from the dead, as he was on a freefall through the Coruscant cityscape, with his hands cut off and blasted with lightning, last time we saw him, in Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith. But Luke and Anakin Skywalker survived getting their hands cut off and Luke survived a barrage of lightning attacks from the same source (Sheev Palpatine).
Mace may have had the ability through the Force to slow his fall. Even if he died, characters in pop culture come back from the dead quite often, and that includes Star Wars (see Palpatine). Plus, the fan demand for Mace to return has transcended typical fan grumblings, becoming a mainstay in Star Wars culture. More importantly, Samuel L. Jackson, who played Mace in the Star Wars prequels, has advocated for a return to the franchise.
And it would make for a great story. Boba Fett, who has returned from the dead (or at least being eaten) himself in The Mandalorian, has long sought revenge against Mace for him killing Boba’s clone father, Jango Fett. And we saw that story arc in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, whose showrunner, Dave Filoni, is an executive producer for The Mandalorian. Bringing in Mace would allow for a tremendous arc involving him and Boba.
What do you think? What Jedi besides Luke, if any, is most likely to obtain Grogu from Tython? Comment below!