I feel like the New Canon is setting up Luke and Rey to start a new Order from the roots of the Jedi a la Judaism to Christianity or Christianity to Islam and not just restarting the Jedi. I don't know how to feel about this. On the one hand, it's a logical route for the saga. On the other, losing such a central part of the movies is horrifying and saddening. What do you think?
I feel like they’re going that route, especially since that’s exactly what the EU did with Luke and his New Order. It’s logical and it seems to be heading that route. I feel like it could be good, if they manage to actually learn from the failings of the Jedi Order and Sith Order and take those lessons and actually apply them, but it could also really fail because Luke did exactly what both of his mentors did when shit hit the fan? He went into exile and abandoned his sister, the most important attachment he has, as if to make up for the fact that he felt things for Ben and her and that lead to the slaughter?? Like…I’m hoping the Last Jedi has a better explanation for why he just up and left but I’m not confident since all the new canon seems to be falling into the trap of thinking the Jedi Order was PERFECT and could do no wrong, EVAR. Which, like brah….we have SIX MOVIES telling us otherwise.
Like, if they recreate what Luke did in the EU I think it could be good - after all, in that version of things attachments were allowed and there was an emphasis on balance in duty and feelings, actual coping mechanisms for strong emotions, and this amazing thing called THERAPY. That would be fine, but I feel like they might just say “fuck that, we need another Jedi Order that was JUST LIKE the old one, clearly” in which case that would not be cool.