Disney is reportedly developing a reboot of the core Star Wars storyline with a brand new adventure set in a galaxy far, far away.
According to recent details shared by leaker and YouTuber Mike Zeroh – so, as always, take this with a grain of salt – the House of Mouse is said to have handed The Mandalorian showrunner Jon Favreau the reins to a Disney Plus project which will see Daisy Ridley’s character, Rey Skywalker, give birth to a Force-sensitive son. Borrowing heavily from now non-canon Star Wars Legends material, this child is said to be named Cade Skywalker and will be conceived immaculately similarly to Anakin.
Their spirits having become entwined during The Rise of Skywalker‘s climax, Ben Solo/Kylo Ren is to be considered the father by proxy after the latter sacrificed his life force to revive Rey following the pair’s climactic showdown with Emperor Palpatine.
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Continuing from this, Zeroh says that while Rey’s offspring will bear the name of a popular character from Legends, it’s currently unclear how the canon version will differ, if at all. For those that recall, Cade is originally described as a smuggler and bounty hunter able to harness the power of his ancestors and the son of Kol Skywalker, a descendant of Luke. How much of this will change with Favreau’s interpretation or, indeed, if any of the above is even accurate, remains to be seen. But suffice it to say, such a venture would likely prove divisive among fans.
Do you think this is a worthwhile direction to take Star Wars in the future, though? And are you of the opinion that the entire Sequel Trilogy should be retconned? Sound off in the usual place below!