A brand-new interview with showrunner Dave Filoni exposes the choice procedure behind Luke Skywalker’s cameo at the end of The Mandalorian season 2. Saving Din Djarin and his allies from the Imperial Remnant’s Moff Gideon and his legion of Dark Troopers who had actually recorded Grogu, Luke Skywalker (a de-aged Mark Hamill himself) gotten here in the finale episode to take the kid to be trained as aJedi Now, Filoni exposes how he and Jon Favreau chose to restore such a renowned figure.
Speaking in an interview with Empire Magazine, Filoni information his preliminary discussions with Favreau determining which Jedi would get here to take Grogu for training. As such, it’s exposed that a variety of characters were in the running, most especially the Filoni- produced Ahsoka Tano from Star Wars: The Clone Wars who endured the Jedi Purge and assisted begin the Rebel Alliance:
“It’s a big question for me always: do we bring in any of these characters or not? And I was telling Jon that as much as I wanted to have Ahsoka in the show, she can’t take this kid on. That’s just not what I have planned. Then Jon was like, ‘Who’s it going to be? Who’s gonna come and get him?’ And we started logicing it out. If there’s one person that would be great to train Grogu, it’s Luke. It’s a big decision for many reasons. Forgetting the technological aspect of it, which is, how do you execute that and bring it to life? It’s this iconic character who’s the centre of the whole thing from when we were kids, and if you want to bring that character in, you make sure that there’s a good purpose behind it. And it’s not just, “Look, here’s Luke.” But in this time period he is the Jedi, he is the one person carrying on the legacy of what it means to be a Jedi, and perhaps improving on or having a new perspective on what it means to be a Jedi, compared to the prequel Jedi. And so he’s seeking out students, building a new Jedi Order. So Luke finding Grogu made the most sense.”
Although Ahsoka did wind up having a function in The Mandalorian, she is thought to be no longer a Jedi throughout this age of the Star Wars galaxy, having actually left the Jedi Order prior to completion of theClone Wars As such, the age itself assisted notified Filoni and Favreau’s choice to restore Luke.
Luke Skywalker Was The Logical Choice To Take Grogu
While practical retcons might have enabled there to be other Jedi survivors who conserved Grogu, Luke makes one of the most sense throughout this age to handle a Padawan as young and effective asGrogu Following the Empire’s end and the death of Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine, Luke was the only one looking for to reboot the Jedi Order as it had actually existed throughout the prequel trilogy, constructing a brand-new temple and gathering ancient texts and Jedi artifacts. As Filoni explains, Luke was maybe attempting to surpass what it when was also.
Of course, this is all happening prior to Luke’s failures ahead of the follow up trilogy with his nephew Ben Solo which caused his brand-new Order’s damage and Ben’s seduction to the dark side, ending up being Kylo Ren who served Supreme Leader Snoke and the led the forces of theFirst Order Likewise, The Book of Boba Fett exposes Grogu winds up deserting his training with Luke to reunite with Din Djarin rather. Regardless, there was no much better option than Luke throughout this duration of the Star Wars connection.
It’s good to see that there bewared factor to consider behind Luke Skywalker’s participation in The Mandalorian season 2, even prior to Filoni and Favreau began dealing with Lucasfilm on how to supply a credible de-agedMark Hamill The story and the significant nature of bringing such a main Star Wars character back was a core part of that procedure as they planned the season ending. Now, The Mandalorian season 3 will start streaming on March 1st, including the continuous experiences of Din Djarin and Grogu who have actually been reunited.
Source: Empire Magazine