There are several things that have confused or annoyed fans with the new Star Wars sequels, The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi, and The Rise of Skywalker. But one in particular is that it is never fully explained what happened with the whole Palpatine/Snoke storyline. Fans had many questions surrounding it, such as who Snoke was exactly, or how Palpatine survived the end of Return of the Jedi. One of the questions, why Palpatine never actually took another apprentice after Return of the Jedi, is finally answered in a section of The Star Wars Book.
Many Star Wars fans know the classic story: Skywalker twins are born, they are separated to be hidden from the Emperor, and Ben Kenobi watches over one of them (Luke). There is no doubt that they were to be hidden from the Empire. Ben Kenobi says as much in Return of the Jedi, and we see this play out at the end of Revenge of the Sith. However, a recent theory presents an interesting possibility.
With a career spanning over the 40 years, Alan Austen has taken part in some of the biggest films of the 1980s, from daring spy films, to science fiction and everything in between. We were lucky enough to be able to have a chat with Alan about his experience in film and the impact it’s had on him.
The Mandalorian has been so successful that it has united much of the Star Wars fandom after a few divisive films. In terms of the visuals, the quality of the series is comparable to what one might see on the big screen. With that in mind, there may be some who would love to see a film spin off of the series and onto the big screen. In fact, series creator Jon Favreau himself seems open to the idea, saying that
There are many elements of the Star Wars sequel trilogy that proved to be divisive. One of them was the use of Supreme Leader Snoke. Introduced in The Force Awakens, his presence gave off a vibe that there was a lot more to him. Over the next couple of years, some fans came up with wild theories as to who he was. A popular one was that he was Darth Plagueis. A ridiculous one was that he was Mace Windu. And when the Aftermath novel trilogy was coming out, some (myself included) thought that Gallius Rax would turn out to be Snoke, and were disappointed when Gallius Rax turned out to not be as big of a deal as expected.
The Mandalorian season 2 is premiering on October 30, which is not too far away now. Many Star Wars fans are very much excited for what is to come, especially given the recent marketing materials. Given that we have not yet seen season 2, it might feel too soon to wonder about season 3. However, good news is good news, and Jon Favreau has told Variety that the third season is due to start filming "before the end of the year."