By: Dominic Jones
Star Wars Rebels Supervising Director and Executive producer chatted with Eric Goldman from IGN about tonight's episode of Rebels, "Rise of the Old Masters." This is should go without saying, but if you haven't seen the episode yet, this is your official SPOILER ALERT! He discusses using the Force to sense someones presence. He also drops a very tantalizing hint about our favorite padawan from Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Ahsoka Tano! Filoni told IGN,
"Literally, what you see in that hologram, is her sitting, waiting to be executed. It’s a recording of that event. So when they walk in and see her, they’re actually standing where the Inquisitor was standing [when it was recorded]. And so when she walks up and looks at them kind of distantly and not very friendly, she’s looking at the Inquisitor and that’s what the recording is of. Then she steps over into that chamber and obviously she gets killed there. It’s really wicked when you think about it. The material of her body is the essence that Kanan is somehow sensing through the Force. But he knows there’s something off about it. But since he didn’t really know Luminara, he doesn’t really know. That’s one of the interesting things about death and then the dark side and all these different ways you can use the Force. The sensing of people is one of the biggest dilemmas, I think, in all of Star Wars, because people want to use it like a metal detector. I am very, very certain that it really just relates to how much you know somebody and intention of threat. You take those two things and combine them. So of course when Obi-Wan arrives in the Death Star, Anakin knows about it. Obi-Wan’s intentions are fairly clear, what he wants to do. He even, I think to some degree, knows he’s going to face Vader. And they knew each other so well, they were so close. It’s like a battering ram.
I had a really interesting conversation once with George [Lucas] about sensing the Force. It was in regards to… Well, it would have been in regards to Ahsoka. It was an old talk he and I had at one point about Ahsoka and Darth Vader and what she would think of that whole situation… but we’ll have to leave that for another time."
Filoni went on to describe what he just said about Ahsoka as a "good little tease." Of course, we all hope to see Ahsoka on Rebels and going back to The Clone Wars days we had speculated about that very scenario of Ahsoka meeting Vader. That would be really cool to see, though I'd settle for just a cameo from Ahsoka. Hopefully we'll get to see that sooner rather than later.
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