Dave Filoni made some notable additions to Star Wars canon through Ahsoka, with the biggest being the introduction of a new galaxy. With a new galaxy come endless possibilities for the future of Star Wars. A new galaxy means the introduction of new planets, new species, and new problems to the known galaxy. With time, more people from the known galaxy may travel to the new one and vice versa, so what exactly does this mean for the future of Star Wars?
Peridea is the first planet introduced in the new galaxy, but it might be the first of many new worlds we’ll see. Could these worlds be inhabited by species from the known Star Wars galaxy? Not only that, but much about Peridea remains a mystery. The statues of the Mortis Gods were a startling reveal, which begs the question of whether the Mortis Gods were just people with incredible abilities who belonged to this galaxy. Baylan Skoll mentions that there are stories and fairytales about Peridea, and if the planet holds the power Baylan seeks, it may also hold many more secrets. Maybe Peridea and the new galaxy are where the concept of the Force originated.
Perhaps the idea of what the Force is differs in this part of the universe as opposed to the known galaxy. It’s also possible that Peridea’s connection to the Force is extremely strong, which helps people connect to it more easily than anywhere else in the universe. This could explain why Sabine can tap into her Force abilities and help Ezra jump onto Thrawn’s ship, whereas she couldn’t move a mug back in the home galaxy. The entire planet of Peridea could be a Force nexus, or maybe the entire galaxy is. If that’s the case, then Peridea and other parts of the new galaxy could be a perfect place for Jedi or anyone who is Force-sensitive to live and broaden their understanding of the Force.
Could this explain why Ahsoka and other characters from the Mandoverse, including Sabine, Ezra, Din, and Grogu aren’t present in the sequel trilogy? Is it possible that characters from the Mandoverse will call the new galaxy their home in the future? This is the most exciting possibility that the new galaxy holds. Maybe the key to expanding Star Wars and working around the constraints posed by canon isn’t a multiverse but another galaxy. If that’s the case, then it means that several new worlds will be introduced to Star Wars. World-building is one of the best parts of the franchise, so what better way to add to it than by introducing a new galaxy full of them?
The new galaxy could be the key to expanding Star Wars in ways we never imagined, challenging our understanding of the Force and becoming the future home of characters we’re very familiar with. Now, it’s up to Dave Filoni to unravel the secrets this part of the universe holds. Anything is possible, so perhaps once our heroes have saved their galaxy from Thrawn, they’ll all travel to Peridea and make it their permanent home.
Ahsoka is streaming on Disney+.