STAR WARS REBELS: Creatives At Lucasfilm Are Very Interested In Continuing The Story Of [SPOILER]

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Rebels' finale satisfyingly brought an end to the team's story, while also setting up plot threads which could be picked up in the future. Here's which one creatives are most interested in continuing...

The finale of Star Wars Rebels satisfyingly brought to an end the story of its makeshift family, whilst also planting the seeds of potential stories that we could see be developed in the future. While the most prominent is obviously the continuation of Ahsoka and Sabine's mission to find Ezra after his heroic disappearance during the finale; the one which seems to be on the minds of the creatives at Lucasfilm is the future of Kanan and Hera's young child, Jacen Syndulla.

Dave Filoni, executive producer of Star Wars Rebels, spoke with io9 about the Rebels finale. He revealed that the character has a lot of potential in the eyes of other creatives at Lucasfilm, but that he hadn't given it much consideration yet. Here's the quote:

I have not given a lot of thought to where that goes, to be honest. That doesn’t mean that we wouldn’t in the future. I’m already getting asked internally a lot about it from people here. Creatives here. So that’s good. I like that.

He also confirmed that the child's name wasn't chosen haphazardly, as Star Wars expanded universe fans had already postualted.

It seemed, in a very small way, naming him 'Jacen' was a way to honor the expanded universe character of Jacen Solo who just really isn’t there anymore as the timelines have changed. I thought that’s a little bit of a wink to people that I know that was an important character. And maybe, in some way, that lives on through this character. I don’t know yet.

Filoni is referring to the name "Jacen" originally belonging to Jacen Solo, twin of Jaina Solo, who was born to Han Solo and Leia Organa within the expanded universe. The two would go on to become powerful Jedi, though Jacen would eventually turn and become an evil Sith Lord. Perhaps Filoni is hinting at the direction they may go with the, presumably force-sensitive, child.

Where do you think young Jacen is headed? Hopefully not to Luke's Jedi temple if the Star Wars sequel trilogy is anything to go by.

 

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