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Here’s what Lucasfilm said at the top of their official press release/announcement for the mystery formerly known as Project Luminous – now revealed as Star Wars: The High Republic:
This period on the Star Wars timeline will not overlap any of the filmed features or series currently planned for production, giving creators and partners a vast amount of room to tell Star Wars stories with new adventures and original characters.
Okay, yeah, okay, but… what’s “currently planned for production”? Mandalorian Season 2, the Cassian Andor series, and the Obi-Wan Kenobi series. That’s it, as far as we know. There still hasn’t been any announcement about what’s in the works for the dates on Disney’s release calendar – December 2022, December 2024, and December 2026. And everything in the rumor mill has been vague, categorized as “in talks” (no contract signed and not in development), or in the very early stages of development (see: Kevin Feige).
So, that official statement doesn’t exactly preclude The High Republic from making the jump out of publishing, does it? And wait, there’s more! On today’s episode, I’ll be picking out quotes from a variety of people that seem to point at the possibility of The High Republic serving as a testing ground that could – *could* – evolve into live-action stories. Punch it!
Hi Alan, You are talking about the possibility of Yoda joining the Jedi Order around the era of the High Republic. But, if I remember correctly, when Yoda was talking to Luke Skywalker in The Empire Strikes Back he says: “For 800 years have I trained Jedi”… So to me Yoda must already have been involved with the Jedi for much longer before the era of the High Republic.
Hi!!! Thanks for the comment, and a very well observed one at that. You’re right, of course, but…
It still does raise the question – why no mention of Yoda in all of The High Republic PR? I feel like there must be a significant reveal related to him and/or Yaddle in all of this … it’s too noticeably quiet for it not to be a *thing* somehow.
Yes it is strange that there is no mention of Yoda or Yaddle and it’s obvious that they are around at that time, at least Yoda is.
So you might be right about the big reveal. I guess we will have to wait and see. 😉