The is both loved and loathed by the fandom, with most agreeing it’s a ‘pretty good one that aged poorly, one that is both the most loved and loathed ever, followed by a total mess of a finale.’ Well, all of that may change if a rumor is to be believed, as the is reportedly being erased from canon.
Why is the allegedly being erased?
According to Youtuber Dicktor Van Doomcock, an unnamed source at Lucasfilm claims that is resetting the , rendering the events of 2015’s The , 2019’s The , and yes, Rian Johnson’s 2017 entry The , null-and-void.
It’s not clear exactly why – are allegedly making this radical change, other than the Youtuber’s own opinion that ‘the franchise is all but dead’;
‘I have received confirmation from two additional sources claiming that this is spot on – that indeedrealizes they have a massive problem on their hands, that the is all but dead, and despite of this idea, is preparing to render the null and void.’
How will the Star Wars supposedly be erased?
Doomcock’s source states that the alleged reset will stem from an unlikely source: . As he says;
“In the season 4, episode 13 installment titled A World Between Worlds, the concept of the Veil of The Force was introduced, a mystical dimension of The Force that connects all time and space,”
‘Well, my friends, this is your glimpse into the Veil of The Force … Literally anything is possible here as branching alternate realities converge and diverge in that mystical dimension. What is glimpsed in those mirrors is an alternate version of Rey, and lurking within the Veil are alternate versions of Palpatine, alternate versions of Luke , alternate versions of .”
According to the source, Palpatine will be pivotal to the reset, as he’ll use the Veil of the Force for , opening up new realities in the process. Palps is said to have survived his fall at the hands of on the thanks to these portals, explaining his haggard appearance in The (where the ‘cloned body’ theory fits in with this isn’t exactly clear).
What does this mean for the
Doomcock’s source claims that the Star Wars played out in different, in a way that Star Wars fans who don’t like the films will approve of. will be erased through a sort of Star Wars multiverse, allowing us to see different timelines where the original
Essentially, the rumor states that The , The , and The ‘will be removed from canon, isolated in their and regarded as an Elseworlds-like installment under the label of ‘
This means that the Revenge of the ) will be safe alongside the , while the final third of the will be relegated to . (The , Attack of the Clones,
is famously the name given to all formerly canon material in the that didn’t fit with – ‘s vision for the . Some elements of these stories did remain intact, however, such as ‘s son turning to the .
How likely is the to be erased from canon?
Extremely unlikely. Let’s not forget that even the most disappointing entry in the cracked the one billion dollar mark and currently sits as the 32nd highest-grossing of all time. – The –
The Star Wars fandom has become increasingly toxic since it was purchased by movies often look for a way to consider them non-canon, and while this theory does have legs in terms of what is possible in the , it really doesn’t seem to hold much plausibility. – , with talk of what defines a ‘real ‘ alienating many. Detractors of the
Imagine the outcry if made now beloved characters like Rey and Finn – who represent the franchise’s move towards greater diversity and inclusion – totally void. It would be a PR nightmare and would undo so much of the goodwill with the mainstream viewer.
The way that the source deliberately seems to take satisfaction in personally targeting Kathleen Kennedy also makes me think this is bogus;
“[if] the plan comes to pass, everything that Kathleen Kennedy did with thewill be destroyed, tossed out and declared obsolete.
Only time will tell, but deleting an The and the new season prove that the mouse can make excellent Star Wars content and that the franchise is very much alive with or without George . to appease a portion of the fanbase seems very drastic. may have slipped up a few times (looking at you ), but works like
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