And now, it’s over. Not the 12 months, not but—though this is the ultimate Cantina Discuss of 2019—however the Skywalker Saga, which ended with final week’s launch of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, a film we don’t doubt everybody studying this has seen by now. (We favored it fairly a bit, for what little it’s price.) So what stays in its wake? A complete franchise, after all—and listed below are simply a few of the issues taking place with that franchise over the previous couple of weeks. Have a superb vacation interval, everybody; it’s going to be Life Day in our hearts, if nothing else.
The Way forward for Star Wars Is Unknown, however Not Unknowable
The Supply: Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy
Chance of Accuracy: Kennedy is being a little bit secretive, however let’s assume she has a plan.
The Actual Deal: So the place does Star Wars go within the wake of The Rise of Skywalker? Within the brief time period, there’s the season finale of The Mandalorian and a second season being written—hopefully with extra Child Yoda—in addition to Disney+ sequence for Rogue One’s Cassian Andor and franchise favourite Obi-Wan Kenobi. However what about on the large display screen? Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm, is taking part in her playing cards near her chest. “It’s not as if now we have nothing to dip into, however all it’s, actually, are street posts, pointing us in a path,” she told The New York Times. “You don’t spend plenty of time defining what it’s that George [Lucas] intimates on this mythology. You inform tales about individuals, and you are taking the mythology and apply it to their battle.” The subsequent film continues to be scheduled for 2022, however nothing else is thought about it—not even who’s making it, after David Benioff and D. B. Weiss left the venture.
Pressure Therapeutic Existed Earlier than Final Week
The Supply: The Star Wars Expanded Universe
Chance of Accuracy: It’s a matter of (admittedly non-canonical) historic report, so … correct.
The Actual Deal: There’s a shared idea that seems within the newest episode of The Mandalorian and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker but appears notably new to each: The concept that Pressure customers can heal different creatures by sharing life pressure. The thought has proven up earlier than in Star Wars mythology within the no-longer-canon Expanded Universe, and final week IGN took a have a look at so-called Pressure Therapeutic to indicate that it isn’t fairly the newly created deus ex machina it might need gave the impression to be. (We’re very curious if the seventh episode of Mando was launched early to prep audiences for Pressure Therapeutic being a factor, or if it’s only a coincidence.) Learn IGN’s historical past of Pressure Therapeutic here.
Lastly, the Knights of Ren Are Revealed
The Supply: Canon comedian Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren
Chance of Accuracy: Properly, it’s official canon, so…
The Actual Deal: Wishing that there was only a little bit extra to the Knights of Ren than The Rise of Skywalker had time to ship? Then Marvel’s Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren comedian e book sequence is for you. Telling the story of the transition from Ben Solo to Kylo Ren in much more element than the films did, the primary challenge—launched final week—additionally options a wholly sudden rationalization about what “Ren” is, and why it wants Knights. “The Ren doesn’t cease to fret about what it’s burning or the suitable or improper of it, or the targets it’d obtain,” says a Knight. “The Ren simply is. It lives, and it consumes, and it doesn’t apologize. It’s its nature and nothing else. I imagine in that precept on a deep, deep degree. Actually, I’ve devoted my life to it.” Bought that? There are three extra points to be launched, every presumably providing much more backstory.
The Galaxy Far, Far Away Is a Disney Kingdom Now
The Supply: Cell sport Disney Magic Kingdoms