Star Wars Blaster Canon Podcast: The Rise of Skywalker and Future Saga Films

Our Star Wars podcast hosts break down the final trailer for The Rise of Skywalker and talk about the news surrounding future saga films.

Rey and Kylo Ren in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

For this edition of our Star Wars Blaster Canon podcast, we cover several recent announcements in Star Wars news. Also, the final trailer for The Rise of Skywalker is out, and our podcast hosts break down what we’re excited about and the deep cuts we noticed.

The big news recently is that Game of Thrones duo David Benioff and D. B. Weiss have been removed from their official Star Wars project, according to reports from Variety and THR this week. Are they “failing upward?” Is this symptomatic of a larger problem of disorganization among Lucasfilm’s leadership? Another idea that was confirmed by this news was that the pair was working on a project about the origins of the Jedi. Ancient Jedi are a popular subject among Star Wars fans across the board, so how could that project go ahead with a different creative team?

further reading: Star Wars: Benioff & Weiss Exit Mostly Due to Netflix, Toxic Fandom

We veer toward the Prequels to talk about why Rey’s story maybe ought to be more like Anakin Skywalker’s. Was Rey born from the Force? Will The Rise of Skywalker be influenced by a growing love of the prequels and deep Force lore from the fandom? Another key reveal in The Rise of Skywalker is Emperor Palpatine’s throne and ominous dialogue. What might George Lucas’ early drafts show us about what’s going on in Episode IX? Could Rey’s history be connected to Darth Plagueis’ manipulations of the Force before Emperor Palpatine ever rose to power?

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Lastly, we cover some books news, where it’s all about the Resistance. Join our Star Wars Blaster Canon podcast every month or so for all of the latest news about everything in the canon, from movies to books to television and more! Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, or simply listen below.

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Megan Crouse writes about Star Wars and pop culture for StarWars.comStar Wars Insider, and Den of Geek. Read more of her work here. Find her on Twitter @blogfullofwords.