The war of stars The sequel to the trilogy turned out to be a bit mixed up in the end. While The Force Awakens It started with a worldwide hit of $ 2 billion that got the franchise going again The last Jedi and The rise of Skywalker were intensely divisive. But Disney and Lucasfilm have since moved on, thanks in large part The Mandalorian. That being said, if they wanted to distance themselves from the sequel to the trilogy, there is a way Disney could and we have to stress could, retcon the sequels.
Hardcore war of stars Fans may have read numerous rumors online in the past few weeks / months that Lucasfilm is secretly redesigning the sequels. It is not our aim here to verify the validity of these rumors. There is also no telling whether or not the Disney regime should do such a thing. We’re just trying to explain how this was theoretically made possible by Canon material within the franchise. It is about something known as the world between worlds, also known as the veil of power.
First, let’s explain what fueled the recent rumors and why Disney / Lucasfilm might consider doing something so bold. As mentioned earlier, there is no denying that both directors are Rian Jonsons, no matter how you feel about the films individually The last Jedi and J.J. Abrams’ The rise of Skywalker were very divisive. This is vital when looking at a franchise where everything is canon and everything counts. Novels. Comics. Video games. All of it.
Shortly after Disney bought Lucasfilm in 2012, it was announced that they would reset the canon. Any new material, regardless of the medium, would be included in the war of stars Galaxy. That said, while they move away from the Skywalker saga, the franchise is anchored to the events of the sequel trilogy. Any other stories that appear on the timeline before or after these films are in some way associated with the stories of Rey, Kylo Ren, Poe Dameron, and Finn. And the divisive elements then have to come along for the journey.
So, in theory, if there was a way for the studio to redesign the sequel trilogy and place it on an alternate timeline, this might be an appealing option. You wouldn’t necessarily say the sequels didn’t happen. Just that they occurred on a different timeline, assuming the suggested method of reconnecting the movies is used. That said, doing something like this would be brave and risk alienating fans who loved it The last Jedi and or The rise of Skywalker. It would have to be a calculated risk.
What is the world between the worlds?
A world between worlds was the title of a particularly important episode of Star Wars rebels Season 4. The episode took place near the end of the series. For those who haven’t seen the animated series, it is all about a young, force-sensitive boy named Ezra Bridger who joins a rag-tag crew in the early days of the Rebellion. He is trained in the Jedi manner by Kanan Jarrus, a former padawan who survived Order 66.
In the episode in question, Ezra discovers a portal that acts as a bridge between time and space. It is essentially a form of time travel that can be accessed with the force. The official World Between Worlds database listing on StarWars.com is as follows.
“Behind the old painting of the Mortis gods on the Lothal Jedi Temple is a world between worlds, a collection of paths and doors between time and space. The emperor, who was not covered by the empire, sought access because he had access to unimaginable power But the padawan, Ezra Bridger, found the key to unlocking the world between worlds first and would ultimately thwart Palpatine’s plans. “
The world between the worlds / veil of power enables a journey through time within the world war of stars Universe. Most importantly, Star Wars rebels is firmly in the canon. Not only was it produced after Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm, but many characters and events from the show served as stepping stones for events that took place in The Mandalorian. This is something that firmly exists in space occupied by both Rey and Grogu, also known as Baby Yoda. It’s the same galaxy. Same rules.
How could Disney use the veil of power to recreate the Star Wars sequels?
Now comes this big question; How could the veil of power be used to change that? war of stars Sequels? That would be surprisingly easy. Ezra Bridger is alive. This was confirmed by Lucasfilm’s Dave Filoni, who was behind both of them The Clone Wars and Rebels, now up as executive producer The Mandalorian. As such, the knowledge of this powerful tool remains with him. So it can be used again.
Most importantly, Lucasfilm is currently developing a whole universe of shows that take place in the same timeline as The Mandalorian, about a handful of years later Return of the Jedi. In other words, about 25 years before the events of The Force Awakens. That leaves a lot of room for the Veil of Power to prevent the First Order from taking place. To prevent Kylo Ren and Snoke from wiping out the New Republic. To prevent Palpatine from returning.
One show, Ahsoka, that will center on Rosario Dawson’s Ahsoka Tano could be the linchpin of the entire operation. in the A world between worldsEzra manages to save Ahsoka from certain doom in her battle against Darth Vader, who served as the one Star Wars rebels Season 2 finale. Ahsoka’s fate in the duel with her former master remained threatening until Ezra used the veil to bring her to safety. At that moment he effectively changed the course of history. Had Ahsoka died in her battle with Vader, who knows what would have happened to the galaxy?
Has Lucasfilm already secretly set the Star Wars sequels in an alternate timeline?
This is where things get more speculative and a little outside. In theory, the Star Wars sequels could already exist in a different timeline. That just hasn’t been revealed yet. When Ezra saved Ahsoka, in theory everything changed. It is possible that at that moment he prevented the events we saw in the sequel to the trilogy from occurring in the first place.
The timeline in which Ahsoka dies could theoretically be the timeline of the trilogy’s sequel. But Ezra saved Ahsoka. She lived. She met Mando and Grogu. She could lead Mando to bring Grogu to Tython. Ahsoka enabled the little force-sensitive alien to communicate with Luke Skywalker. It made it possible for Luke to take Grogu and train him in the ways of power. Star Wars rebels could have already established this new theoretical timeline. The same that we followed The Mandalorian.
Let’s look at the timeline that Ahsoka dies on. In this scenario, Luke is not likely to communicate with Grogu. It seems far less likely that their paths would cross. In particular, the current canon The rise of Kylo Ren Comic has stated that before Ben Solo became Kylo Ren, he was Luke’s first student after Return of the Jedi. The situation with Grogu contradicts that in a way. This could be used as fuel to trigger the multiple timeline theory.
It’s also about Ahsoka’s short role in The rise of Skywalker. We hear Ahsoka’s voice with all the other dead Jedi at the end of the movie when Rey communicates with them during their fight with Palpatine. This implies that Ahsoka is dead too. This, in turn, could be read as a signal that Ahsoka died in the timeline where the sequels exist. This is not the case at the time Rebels Timeline thanks to Ezra’s actions in A world between worlds.
Disney’s plans for The Mandalorian Season 3, Ahsoka, Areas of the New Republicand the entire future of war of starsremain largely a mystery. There is no telling whether the veil of power will ever be used again. If A world between worlds is used to change the overall framework of the franchise. But it could be, and that’s important as we look ahead.
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