With all the build up and speculation for Star Wars: Episode IX, we wonder if there will be any Force ghosts — and how just many?
Fans were excited to hear the voice of Luke Skywalker say, “We’ve passed on all we know,” during the opening sequence of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker teaser. But who exactly he is referring to when he says “we”? i
Could it possibly mean there is more than one Force ghost appearing in the hotly anticipated December release?
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It is almost a given Luke Skywalker will be a Force ghost, IMO, unless J.J. Abrams has a little something up his sleeve. But, this is the final act in the Skywalker story and one that George Lucas has said is Anakin Skywalker’s story.
In The Force Awakens we hear both both Frank Oz (Yoda) and Ewan McGregor’s (Obi-Wan Kenobi) voices. There was no visual claim, only voices. Abrams could have been holding back intentionally. After all he and Disney insisted that it was always in the cards to bring Palpatine back.
Now getting back to the “we” — it could imply that Luke is simply talking about the thousand generation of Jedi. That through Yoda they taught him so therefore through Luke he trained Rey passing on all they taught each other.
That would seem to fall rather flat given that this is Anakin’s story. If Emperor Palpatine is back then Anakin should also return otherwise it would cheapen his death.
A better way would be to have Luke’s spoken words be anchored by Yoda, Anakin, Obi-Wan and Luke’s Force ghosts. Not only that but have them say something and not just stand around. A great shocker would be to have Liam Neeson return as Qui-Gon Jinn as a Force ghost like in the The Clone Wars.
Star Wars: Episode IX premieres worldwide on December 20.