|How is the Force awakening? - Star Wars, second in this silly series
||[Dec. 12th, 2015|12:00 pm]
In the trailer, Han confirms that the legends - the Jedi, the Dark Side - it's true. All of it.|
Which implies, of course, that the Jedi have once again been all but forgotten in the galaxy far, far away.
I've heard some people be irked about this--why "Return of the Jedi," only to forget them again? How much amnesia do they have in this galaxy that they can forget the spectacular deeds of Luke Skywalker in such a short time?
But really, how many people actually saw those deeds? Han, Leia, Chewie, the droids. Mon Mothma knew about the Jedi, but we don't see him using his Force powers even in front of his fellow Rogue Squadron members. He had barely rudimentary abilities by Hoth, and then was gone with Yoda, followed by chasing down Han.
Outside of the Rebellion? Ain't nobody knows about this.
I can see Mon Mothma asking Luke to keep it on the DL, and the galaxy not ever learning that the Force had returned. Just rumors. Legends. Much skepticism. And the powers of the Force slow to awaken.