One surprising Star Wars character, already confirmed to appear in the upcoming Ahsoka Disney+ TV show, has the potential to appear in all three upcoming movies. At Star Wars Celebration 2023, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy officially confirmed three movies are now the priority for the franchise. Focused on the evolution of the Jedi Order, these movies will span over 25,000 years – running from the first Jedi to Rey’s (apparently chaotic) recreation of the order.
James Mangold’s movie will explore the dawn of the Jedi, telling the story of the first Force-user. Dave Filoni is directing a new movie set in The Mandalorian era, drawing together all the different plot threads from the various Disney+ TV shows. And finally, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy will be continuing the story of Daisy Ridley’s Rey, as she founds a new Jedi Order after the events of the Skywalker saga. Each movie will explore the Jedi at a different stage of their evolution, but there could be a common character.
Huyang Could Appear In Dawn Of The Jedi, The Mandalorian Movie & New Jedi Order
Voiced by David Tennant in Star Wars: The Clone Wars season 5, the droid Huyang trained Younglings in constructing their first lightsabers – and he even guided Master Yoda in building his first lightsaber. Lucasfilm Publishing’s recent reference book Star Wars: Timelines, by Kristin Baver, Jason Fry, Cole Horton, Amy Richau, and Clayton Sandell revealed Huyang was created within five years of the Jedi Order’s formation. This presumably means Huyang was built by the first Jedi, and could well appear in Mangold’s dawn of the Jedi movie.
The first Ahsoka trailer confirmed Huyang survived the Dark Times of the Empire’s reign, and he was shown working with Ahsoka. It’s therefore reasonable to assume he will appear in Filoni’s The Mandalorian movie, which will spin out of these Disney+ TV shows. If Huyang has survived one of the most brutal Jedi purges in galactic history, it’s easy to imagine him also surviving the reign of the First Order – meaning he could be there to help Rey rebuild the Jedi as well.
Huyang Connecting All 3 Star Wars Movies Would Be A Good Thing
It’s become rather traditional for droids to serve as the connective tissue in Star Wars, with R2-D2 and C-3PO playing that role in the Skywalker saga. Huyang would continue that tradition, helping ensure the next three movies feel like part of a cohesive whole, rather than simply scattershot. It’s doubtful he has memories of all these events – no droid could retain 25,000 years of data – but his reactions to the different incarnations of the Jedi would be fascinating. Hopefully Lucasfilm will indeed capitalize on Huyang’s potential in these three upcoming Star Wars movies.