In case you hadn’t noticed, The Mandalorian is back and unsurprisingly, the smash hit Star Wars show is all people want to talk about. The Season 2 premiere told a more standalone story than a lot of folks were expecting, focusing on Mando and Baby Yoda turning up in a small settlement on Tatooine and helping the locals take out a deadly threat, but it set one major subplot in motion.
The key driving force behind that subplot, at least up until the episode’s major reveal right at the very end, was Timothy Olyphant’s Cobb Vanth. Acting on a tip, Mando set out to try and find another one of his kind, only to discover that Vanth had acquired Boba Fett’s armor in a trade with some Jawas when he was fleeing for his life.
The duo made a great double act throughout the episode, and their mutual respect and parting of ways hopefully indicates that the two gunslingers will cross paths once again. In fact, fans already want Cobb Vanth to get his own Star Wars spinoff show, and you can check out just some of the reactions to his debut below.
Timothy Olyphant as Cobb Vanth in The Mandalorian. Spinoff when? pic.twitter.com/sDNIAiGQp1
— Jeffrey Zhang (@strangeharbors) October 30, 2020
Timothy Olyphant, in Boba Fett's armor, as a marshal on Tatooine, is one hell of a way to start season 2 of The Mandalorian. I need a spinoff series now.
— Kyle ¯_(ツ)_/¯ (@bke161) October 30, 2020
I'd like Timothy Olyphant to get his own Star Wars show now, thanks. Raylan Givens in space. pic.twitter.com/aMlHMJqnpX
— Steve McHugh (@StevejMchugh) October 30, 2020
— Lennon (@lennon38645299) October 30, 2020
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I would watch the hell out of a show that is just Timothy Olyphant being marshal of of his Tatooine town. Nothing needs to happen, he can just walk around the town for an hour saying howdy to the locals and I'll be content #TheMandalorian
— Mark ? (@Scuttlecliff) October 30, 2020
— Thomas Storaï (@ThomasStorai) October 30, 2020
Cobb Vanth movie. Cobb Vanth spin off. Cobb Vanth sequels. Cobb Vanth lunchboxes and lollipop wrappers. https://t.co/Rr00x12xQA
— Tate (@TheTatePuft) October 31, 2020
So yeah…a Cobb Vanth spinoff starring Timmy Olyphant…I'd watch the sh%* out of that #TheMandalorian
— DJ Valentine (@TryingToBeDJV) October 31, 2020
Olyphant essentially plays an outer space version of his Justified character Raylan Givens, who also happened to be a charming and charismatic Marshal sent to a small backwoods town. Across six seasons and 78 episodes, Justified established a reputation as one of the most consistently excellent and criminally underrated TV shows of the last decade, and has itself a decent sized fanbase.
The 52 year-old actor certainly knows how to play ruggedly handsome law enforcers with a twinkle in their eye, then, and based on the early reception to Cobb Vanth, viewers will be hoping that he sticks around The Mandalorian universe for a long time to come.