Revan’s complete story could become Star Wars canon much sooner than you think. Here’s why…
There were many Easter eggs hidden throughout Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Director Rian Johnson worked closely with the Lucasfilm Story Group in order to connect the film to the many newly canonized Star Wars stories Disney has released via books, comics, video games, Rebels, and even the new films.
In a recent episode of The Star Wars Show, host Andi Gutierrez spoke with members of the Lucasfilm Story Group, including Pablo Hidalgo and Leland Chee. During the roundtable discussion, Gutierrez asked Hidalgo about the kyber crystal necklace prop from Luke’s hut on Ahch-To. The explanation of its origins — which begins at 1:40 — is quite exciting.
Here’s the exciting part: Hidalgo calls the Kyber crystal necklace a “captured trophy from a Jedi Crusader from ages past.” What is a Jedi Crusader? Well, the renegade faction of the Jedi Order went by another name, during the era of the Old Republic, some 4,000 years before the events of A New Hope. The Crusaders were called “Revanchists.”
The Jedi Crusaders were founded by Revan himself, which is why his followers were called Revanchist. This means that Luke Skywalker found and recovered this necklace that used to belong to a follower of Revan, during the time between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens.
The pendant itself holds a fractured Sith Kyber crystal, and this was what Luke chose to display in his own living quarters. Could it have once belonged to Darth Revan, or perhaps Luke’s own father, Darth Vader?
Folks, this is yet another step, by Disney/Lucasfilm, to slowly make Revan’s story fully canonized.
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Revan has been a fan-favorite since the release of Knights of the Old Republic video game, the topic of books, and later in Star Wars: The Old Republic MMORPG. Revan and his once close friend Malak turned to the Dark Side of the Force, and then Revan was later redeemed by the Light, becoming a Jedi once again.
Hidalgo’s reasoning for having the prop in the film, was his hopes that it would “be evocative enough that if somebody wants to pick up that thread and say, “You know what? I bet you that, that’s what this story is.”
"We definitely have the avenues and channels to tell those kinds of stories now."
Whether it is through Rian Johnson’s new Star Wars trilogy, or through the next new animated series that replaces Star Wars Rebels, or even the live-action Star Wars series coming to Disney’s streaming service sometime next year, remains to be seen.
What do you think? Are you ready to see Revan’s story canonized? Sound off in the comments below and on social media.