Star Wars The Force Awakens opens next week, and considering the title it’s likely to feature new force users and potential future Jedi. Perhaps Rey and/or Finn will join Luke to bolster the ranks of the Jedi? But this isn’t a speculation piece delving into what next week might bring to the Star Wars universe, it’s about revisiting the history of the Jedi Order, more specifically, a look at ALL the Jedi that are in the new canon. That means no Kyp Durron, Mara Jade, the Solo siblings or any of your other favorites from the novels, comics and games that collectively were once known as the Expanded Universe.
A couple of weeks ago IGN released a incredibly informative video infographic that takes you through the new canon timeline and introduces every Jedi that has currently appeared in the 6 films, and the cartoons Star Wars The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels. No new Jedi have yet appeared in the new novels or comics. Check it out!
As a huge Star Wars fan I like to think I know a lot about Star Wars and even I have to admit there were quite a few factoids I didn’t know. For starters, I had no idea that so many of the Jedi seen in Attack of the Clones actually received names considering we only see most of them very briefly. Anyways, here are a few other notes you might find interesting:
- While you might know that George Lucas drew a lot of inspiration from Akira Kurosawa and samurai films in general, did you know that the Jedi themselves were so named after the genre of Japanese period dramas known as Jidaigeki.
- From a chronological standpoint, Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi are the first two Jedi to appear in the new canon with Luke Skywalker being the last.
- Many Jedi seen briefly during the prequels get a lot more time to shine in The Clone Wars animated series, totally worth watching by the way.
- One such case of this that kind of blew my mind was seeing that Bariss Offee, the padawan of Jedi Master Luminara, is briefly seen in the prequels while I thought her character was new to Star Wars when she appears in The Clone Wars.
Overall it was a pretty informative video and I’m certainly eager to see who we might see join the ranks in the future. Disney already as announced six films and it seems only a matter of time before more are added.
What did you find interesting in the video? We want to know so be sure to leave a comment below!
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Images: Lucasfilm, IGN