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A Few Minor Tidbits on the Resistance, Leia, Rose, and Speculation on a Long Awaited Reunion in The Last Jedi!

Concept Art for The Force Awakens


Yesterday we shared with you a few tidbits about fathiers, the Caretakers and porgs coming from DK’s new book titled “Star Wars Made Easy”. The book is part of the “Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi” series, and offers an easy way to introduce Star Wars to your kids and friends who are not familiar with the movies and beyond. The segment about The Last Jedi offered another interesting quote about the Resistance and General Leia that caught our attention and which we will discuss below. Also the book offered a new detail about Kelly Marie Tran’s character Rose Tico…






First we start with a small bit of info on the Resistance that indicates we will witness an evacuation in the beginning of the film.


D’Qar in The Force Awakens


The Resistance

The Resistance won the battle, but not the war, and now the First Order knows where they are hiding. Evacuation will likely be the order of the day, and the Resistance will have to find a new home to set up for the coming struggle. They will look to General Organa for guidance.


We know that General Hux has the location of the Resistance base on D’Qar at the end of The Force Awakens. So it’s easy to guess that the First Order will attempt to attack the base after their defeat at Starkiller Base.



Many speculated that we’ve glimpsed that evacuation during The Last Jedi teaser where we see a major space battle happening above a greenish planet that looks very similar to D’Qar (it’s possible that the asteroid belt is not visible from the point of view from the image above).


Also from the above quote it is clear that the Resistance’s new home will be decided upon by General Leia herself.


Leia looking for a new home for the Resistance? Crait?


This new home is most likely going to be Crait as perhaps many of you’ve have guessed. Especially after the reveal of the new comic book about Crait, in which it was mentioned that Luke and Leia encountered this planet in previous adventures taking place between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back. The planet was also home to an old outpost for the Rebellion.



Now I am going to take a slight detour. The following few lines are just speculations (or perhaps wishful thinking) on my part. Knowing that Luke and Leia both have history on Crait, is it possible we’ll see the twins reunite on the desolate mineral planet during the final act in the movie? This is a scene that all of us have been waiting for. We didn’t get to see the “Big Three” reunite in The Force Awakens. Luke will never meet Han again, but wouldn’t it be too much if for a second straight movie Luke won’t see his twin sister? After the tragic death of Carrie Fisher, one could guess that The Last Jedi is perhaps the last chance to see them together, especially after Lucasfilm revealed that they don’t have future plans to digitally recreate Leia.



As you may recall, we’ve seen both Luke and Leia together in the Vanity Fair photo shoot, but it’s not rare to unite two characters just for the sake of the promo material. Still, from the Vanity Fair photos it does seem like Luke and Leia are both on a set that looks like Crait, mainly because of the metal structures in the background that can’t be found on the rocky planet of Ahch-To.


Luke and Leia on Crait?


We’ve seen Leia in that same outfit on Crait, and we’ve seen Luke wearing two robes (light and dark) on Ahch-To, so it’s possible we’ll see a re-inspired Jedi Master Luke wearing the white one on Crait.


Leia on Crait?


Luke with his dark outfit on Ahch-To


Whatever happens, we really hope to see Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher together on the big screen one last time. It seems the best candidate for that is Crait, but anything is possible.



Now back to the info on the Resistance revealed by the book. Together with the info that the Resistance has to evacuate and Leia will be looking for a new home for them it was mentioned that:

Leia knows that the Resistance’s only hope is to hold out long enough for rescue.



We can only speculate that that the evacuation over D’Qar is not going very well for the Resistance. Perhaps Leia is waiting for some support from the Republic? That support could come in the form of the Resistance bombers that we’ve seen in the teaser? It makes sense since we haven’t seen these ships before, so it’s possible they are brought in to the battle. Again I will speculate that it is Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo, played by Laura Dern, who comes to the Resistance and Leia’s rescue.



If you’re not very familiar with Holdo’s character, Wookieepedia has a nice brief description on her.


From Wookieepedia:

Amilyn Holdo was a human female from Gatalenta. In her youth, Holdo served in the Apprentice Legislature of the Imperial Senate, where she became acquainted with Princess Leia Organa of Alderaan. During her time in the Apprentice Legislature, Holdo became friends with Organa, who confided with her about involvement with the rebellion against the Galactic Empire. Later, by the year 34 ABY, Holdo became a Vice Admiral in Organa’s Resistance during its war with the First Order.


That’s all about the quote on the Resistance. What do you think? Does some of the speculation make sense to you?




Speaking about the Resistance, the book has another interesting quote on Rose Tico, the Resistance’s technician played by Kelly Marie Tran.


Rose serves as a technician in the Resistance. She is tough, smart, and loyal, but she has a tragic past that she prefers to keep hidden. Thrown together by a twist of fate, Rose and Finn will be spending a lot of time in each other’s company.


We wonder if her “tragic past” will have a role in the movie or it’s just a random backstory for the character.



So, what do you think? Is it possible to see Luke and Leia finally reunited on Crait? Or perhaps somewhere else?



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