In his interview with Collider, Ke Huy Quan jokingly called himself “shameless” for how he acted around Kathleen Kennedy. “I said, ‘Kathy, Kathy, please put me in the Star Wars universe!’ And what’s so great about it, if you think about it, it’s all under the Disney family, you know? So, I was lucky to be Short Round, which is also Disney. And, now MCU, and, you know, I want to stay in the family. It’s great.”
Fortunately for Quan and his fans, Star Wars is a massive franchise with tons of opportunities to introduce new characters. His quirky, kindly acting style could be a great fit for a guest role in “The Mandalorian,” which has thrived off of comedy cameos and episodic storytelling in the Outer Rim.
Quan is also more than talented enough to deserve a significant part in Star Wars. With several new movies on the horizon, including one set after the sequel trilogy, there should be plenty of opportunities, and it would be a missed opportunity if Disney turned down such a passionate and skilled star. Could we see Quan as a fellow Jedi in Rey Skywalker’s planned “New Jedi Order” movie? Or perhaps as a New Republic official in “Ahsoka” Season 2? Only time will tell, but no matter what role Quan gets, there’s no doubt he’ll fit right into the galaxy far, far away.