3. Acknowledge other (better) lore
One of the worst things that the sequel trilogy did was ignoring the better lore that has already been put into place by Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau, even if it was mostly Filoni’s lore.
For example, in one of the final scenes of Episode IX, when Rey hears all of the voices from Jedi in the past, where is Ezra Bridger?
Ezra Bridger is one of the most powerful Jedi to ever live, and his existence is just completely not acknowledged in that particular scene. If you don’t buy what I’m trying to sell with Ezra Bridger being one of the most powerful Jedi to ever live, take a few minutes to read this.
Even though that scene acknowledges some deep cuts of Jedi from the past, the fact that Ezra Bridger is not in there means he was either overlooked or is not dead.
If the latter is what they were going for, how could Ezra not have played a bigger role in this part of the story? How could Ezra not have played a part in Luke Skywalker’s new Jedi order?
One way or another, the lack of Ezra Bridger here is an absolute joke, but it doesn’t end there.
Did the sequel trilogies kill Ahsoka Tano?
What do we know about Ahsoka at this point? We know that Ahsoka is getting her own series after her appearance in The Mandalorian season 2. She’s looking for Thrawn and it should be noted — the events that take place in The Mandalorian happen a very short time before the events that unfold in The Force Awakens.
Although Ahsoka would be even older than Luke Skywalker at this point, it’s very possible she could still be alive. The fact that she communicated to Rey through the Force like all of the other Jedi that had died previously indicates that J.J. Abrams and the crew in charge decided that at some point, Ahsoka actually dies, or figures out how to communicate to Rey through the force alive and, like Ezra, completely disengaged from this critical piece of the Star Wars story.
It was cool to hear Ahsoka’s voice in this moment, and it’s not the fact that the character could be dead at this point in the story. It’s that they jumped there before most of Ahsoka’s story has been written.
We haven’t even seen Ahsoka meet Luke yet, and there was nothing mentioned about her previously in the trilogy. It’s a shame that more of the lore established by Filoni and his great characters was not acknowledged with this trilogy.