Should Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order 2 Connect Canon?
One writer sees a path for Darth Revan to Canon vis Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order 2….
In the quiet of a Saturday afternoon (discounting CNN on in the background, for obvious reasons) it is fun to think about the future of Star Wars.
But sometimes the best way to think about the upcoming Star Wars “stuff” is to think about the past.
Let me explain.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
A whole lot of Star Wars fans actually cut their nexu teeth on video games; with many loving “Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.”
Check out the crawl from the now vintage video game:
Sounds (and reads) pretty cool, eh? That’s because it is.
And that’s where GameRant writer Joshua Duckworth comes in.
Exploring Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
As many know, Disney struck all legends content from the Star Wars canon when it purchased the franchise and has since slowly drip-fed material back into canon… However, there’s always been sort of one grey area.
“The older Kotor games are set so far in the past that, technically, nothing violated canon, but Disney has never came forth and declared them canon neither,” added Duckworh.
“In particular, Darth Revan’s canonicity has only been flirted with by Disney, with the most just being an acknowledgment of the name. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order 2 could easily fix this.”
But how and why?
Weaving Revan Into Star Wars Canon
[I]t wouldn’t take much for Jedi: Fallen Order 2 [reportedly in development] to establish Raven as canon. Perhaps Cal Kestis ends up in an old Sith temple where the history of the old Sith Wars is explored, talking about how Revan was corrupted but redeemed. Perhaps there’s a simple discussion with Cere about the history of the Order pre-dating the current Republic. At most, maybe there’s a quest where a Revanite talks about the importance of the character and their actions.
I love this, and one wonders whether it’s already been set up through Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
Revan’s Already Canon: Sort’ve
After all, as GameRant reminds us the name Revan has been mentioned in canon, previously:
[H]e’s been given is a mention in the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Visual Dictionary. Sith troopers were named after ancient Sith Lords, with the Revan Legion being activated in 35 ABY as part of the Final Order.
Check out the whole story for the very good background given by Josh, and then close your eyes and imagine.
I’m looking forward to seeing all of this play out on screens soon.