6 things Disney should bring to the new Star Wars canon
I am an original Star Wars fan. I was in the theater in 1977 and have loved it since. (Yes, even the prequels.) I gobbled up every bit of the Expanded Universe before it became the Legends timeline and Disney instituted the new Canon. I really like the new canon, but there are a few things from the EU I'd like to see brought over:
- 1.Leia the JediShe's Luke's twin. Yoda wanted her trained. The new canon may not let her be a full Jedi now (although, who knows?), but as a general and diplomat, I'd love to see her use The Force.
- 2.Mara JadeIn the EU, Mara was The Emperor's Hand - a skilled Dark Force user acting as one of his personal agents. Eventually, she moved to the Light and married Luke. While that path has closed in the new canon, she could be a Knight of Ren and still move into the Light with Luke.
- 3.Jaina SoloOne of Han & Leia's twins, a damn good pilot, and a kick-ass Jedi. Sadly, this appears to have no possibility in the new canon.
- 4.ThrawnGrand Admiral Thrawn and his first trilogy of books launched the EU. His brilliant strategy and powerful reach was a major threat to the New Republic. I'm not sure how he could be worked into the canon, but Snoke won't rule forever...
- 5.The Old (really old) RepublicThe video game Knights of the Old Republic and its sequels, KOTOR II & Star Wars: The Old Republic take place 1000 years before the movies when the Republic and its Jedi battled the Sith Empire. Sounds like gold to me!
- 6.The Holiday SpecialSeriously. Life Day, Itchy, and Jefferson Starship.