In an upcoming book called Star Wars: The Secrets of the Jedi, Luke Skywalker reveals his knowledge of the Jedi history, including Ahsoka Tano.
In a recently teased book titled Star Wars: The Secrets of the Jedi, Luke Skywalker is your guide through the history of the Jedi, and in more ways than just their principles and how their weapons are made.
Luke takes readers through a history of many prominent characters in Star Wars lore, including his father’s apprentice Ahsoka Tano.
Ahsoka, famously nicknamed “Snips” by Anakin, became one of the first characters we know of to willingly walk away from the Jedi for reasons other than becoming a Sith or going to the Dark Side of the Force, at least in canon.
Ahsoka felt betrayed by the Jedi when she was accused of murder, and it seemed no one in the Order believed she was innocent except Anakin. When Anakin finally proved her innocence and the Jedi offered to welcome her back, Ahsoka declined and sort of lived on her own for a long time.
She had her share of adventures between the time she left the Jedi and when she became a critical piece of the Rebellion prior to A New Hope, but Ahsoka is one of only two people in the galaxy to bring forth Anakin Skywalker after Darth Vader declared that Anakin was dead… She and Luke. That’s all.
Kylo Ren seems to be reverting to his old self in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker - which means J.J. Abrams could be ditching some key aspects of Star Wars: The Last Jedi's portrayal. There's a sense in which Kylo Ren has always been defined by his past.
Ben Solo grew up believing his family were all heroes, but his world was shaken when he learned that his grandfather was really Darth Vader, Dark Lord of the Sith. This seems to have been the key to Ben's fall to the dark side, as he developed an unhealthy reverence for Darth Vader.
Rian Johnson decided to take a very different approach with Star Wars: The Last Jedi. There, Kylo Ren's entire arc revolved around his realizing that the past was holding him back. "It's time to let old things die," he told Rey, attempting to persuade her to join him.
"Snoke, Skywalker. The Sith, the Jedi, the Rebels... Let it all die." Ironically, in the end Kylo Ren proved unable to take his own advice; he lost his temper when he saw Luke Skywalker, and unwittingly allowed the Resistance to escape.
Rise of Skywalker is “Episode IX” which marks the end of regular Star Wars movies as we know them. Back in the eighties, Star Wars creator George Lucas often said that the classic trilogy of films was actually just one part of a larger story consisting of a “trilogy of trilogies.” But, after Lucas created Episodes I, II and III from 1999-2005, he changed his mind and decided that Episode VI: Return of the Jedi — was a decent place to end the story. In 2004, Lucas inserted a digital Hayden Christesen as the ghost of Anakin Skywalker and called it a day. But, then, in 2012, Lucas sold his company — Lucasfilm — to Disney and the rest is history. Since 2015, there have been four new Star Wars movies; The Force Awakens, Rogue One, The Last Jedi, and Solo. But, only two these (Force Awakens and Last Jedi) have had the traditional episode numbers at the beginning. So, The Rise of Skywalker is a sequel to Episode VIII: The Last Jedi, but also the conclusion of ALL the episodes, beginning with Episode I: The Phantom Menace. After Rise of Skywalker, it seems like the will no longer be Star Wars movies with episode numbers, meaning the 2022 Star Wars movies will be organized differently.
You can tell your children whatever you want about how Star Wars was written and created, but the fact of the matter is, literally all of Star Wars, including the original trilogy, was kind of made-up as it went along. George Lucas has gone on record saying that he wasn’t sure when Darth Vader would have been revealed as Luke’s father originally, and early drafts of the script for the Empire Strikes Back confirm this: At some point in the drafting process, screenwriter Leigh Brackett hadn’t even been told (or Lucas hadn’t decided?) if Vader was Luke’s father at all. This bit of trivia is a good microcosm for how to think about the new movies, too. Originally, J.J. Abrams was only supposed to direct The Force Awakens, but then, after Lucasfilm fired Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow from working on Episode IX, Abrams was brought back in to direct and co-write the movie. Abrams co-wrote Rise of Skywalker with a guy named Chris Terrio, whose previous credits include Justice League and Batman Vs Superman, so take that however you want.
Complicating matters further is the fact that obviously, no one at Lucasfilm knew Carrie Fisher would tragically pass away in 2016. Statements from Lucasfilm suggest the story for Episode IX would have been very different had Fisher been alive to play Leia again. Finally, Rian Johnson certainly didn’t write The Last Jedi with the knowledge that Fisher would die or that Trevorrow would be fired, meaning, the events of The Last Jedi could be seen as slightly incongruous with whatever Abrams cooks up.
The footage starts with a shot from the initial teaser of Kylo Ren giving a Rock Bottom to a black-garbed figure in a forest. Then we get our first new bit of footage as Oscar Isaac’s Poe Dameron repels from atop a spaceship inside a large hangar, followed by a shot of him inside a command center.
We see another shot from the first teaser, this time of Daisy Ridley’s Rey standing in the desert. Then we get a quick cut to John Boyega’s Finn standing inside a structure with daylight shining in from above as Rey tell him, “It’s too dangerous.” Then we see the pair talking in the same shot and Rey continues and says, “I have to go alone.”