Lucasfilm is preparing many Star Wars audiovisual products, series and films that will look into the future and the past of the galaxy. Some already announced as Lando seem paralyzed and waiting for their moment; others will see the light sooner rather than later. George Lucas’ oeuvre has grown tremendously since the new canon was set, but there are still characters with stories to tell, some more media savvy than others. We have five left, though there could be dozens:
Sheev Palpatine and Darth Plagueis
The novel Darth Plagueis tells the story between Darth Sidious and his master. This enigmatic character is mentioned by Palpatine himself in Revenge of the Sith, but the novel in which his story was set became legend when Disney acquired Lucasfilm, indicating that he remains outside the official canon.
Although Sidious’ return was not well received in Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker, the character is still drawn into the shadows and he is never completely gone. We’ve seen it in movies, animated series, comics, and more recently in Obi-Wan Kenobi, albeit in a small picture series.
It could be interesting to explore his origins, how he became Darth Plagueis’ apprentice, and how he ended up orchestrating his master plan. Leaks suggest that The Acolyte series, set in the late High Republic, will feature Palpatine’s champion. Will we see him in the flesh? At the moment there is nothing official.
The Star Wars saga has covered all manner of merchandise, but so far Lucasfilm has looked no further than sequels and has focused on the galaxy’s past. Rey Skywalker, one of the main characters of the last trilogy, became a Jedi at the end of the ninth episode. We already know more or less what happened before: she is the daughter of Dathan Palpatine (son of the Emperor) and Miramir, two characters pursued by the Sith who had to leave Rey on Jakku to guarantee her safety. . The novel Star Wars: Shadow of the Sith recounts this story arc, which is very lightly outlined in the film.
What happened to Rey at the end of The Rise of Skywalker? Although the sequels were widely criticized, the future of the galaxy lies far, far away in the revival of the Jedi Order, a cult that Luke Skywalker wanted to revive with the fall of the Galactic Empire, but was put on hold when his nephew Ben Solo returned turned to the dark side, destroyed the academy and transformed into Kylo Ren, one of the Knights of Ren.
Ochi of Bestoon
This insidious character is closely related to Rey Skywalker’s family. On Exegol, the hidden planet of the Sith, Palpatine struggled to rise from the ashes. The voices of the ancient Sith rang out as all indications were that they were definitively extinct. It was then that Ochi of Bestoon, a former Jedi hunter, was summoned to an important mission: to capture Dathan Palpatine and the rest of his family.
The skeleton of Ochi from Bestoon appears beneath the sands of Pasaana with the dagger he carried, a Sith relic. He does so in The Rise of Skywalker, where he is mentioned as a Jedi hunter desperately seeking his triumphant entry into Exegol. However, the comics and novels served to continue to shape the character as they came to fight Darth Vader himself.
During the Clone Wars, Rex was one of the clones that actively participated in the armed conflict between the Galactic Republic and the Confederacy of Independent Systems. Like Ahsoka Tano, she debuted in the animated series The Clone Wars. In seven seasons, he won the affection of viewers until he became a much-loved character in the fandom. Her friendly relationship with Anakin Skywalker and Ahsoka Tano has built a strong bond between these three characters.
Rex got rid of his brain chip and left the ranks of the Empire along with other renegade clones. Considering Ahsoka’s live-action series is already a reality, it would be very strange if the former captain didn’t have her role in this The Mandalorian spin-off. On the other hand, The Hollywood Reporter and other sources have assured that Hayden Christensen will return to play Anakin Skywalker again. A flashback? A reunion with the Force ghost? We will leave doubt (maybe) in 2023.
Carrie Fisher died in 2016. The actress who brought Princess Leia Organa to life in the classic trilogy and sequels has been the face of the character since the late 1970s. ‘Alderaan, there are still some plot holes that it would be nice to tell them at some point period. Leia, like her brother Luke, was a force-sensitive person. As we find out in Episode IX, he trained to master the Jedi arts. Unfortunately, not much is explained in the film, and it is told through a flashback to the time immediately after Returnal of the Jedi, without much further development.
Using the face of a deceased actress as in the case of Peter Cushing (Moff Tarkin) in Rogue One raises questionable moral questions. Despite everything, Leia is still very much alive in the Disney saga, be it comics or novels, not forgetting the Obi-Wan Kenobi series, which shows the general in her childhood, interpreted by Vivien Lyra Blair.