A new piece of Star Wars fan-art imagines a climactic battle with Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Luke Skywalker's Force Ghosts fighting Palpatine's army.
Star Wars fan-art imagines what a final battle with Emperor Palpatine's army would look like if the Force Ghosts of Jedi Master Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Luke Skywalker partook in it. Last year, the Skywalker saga officially ended with via J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. The film also marked the return of Dark Sidious after being absent for the most part of the sequel trilogy. It turns out, he had been pulling the strings all along and was deemed to be the overall villain of the narrative.
This initially excited fans, but after it became clear that Palpatine's return only resulted in more questions than answers, people were divided on the matter. The Rise of Skywalker also linked him to Rey, making Emperor Palpatine her supposed grandfather. As with culminating stories, the movie ended with a massive battle between the Resistance and their allies against Darth Sidious' Final Order, while Rey and Ben Solo battled the Sith in Exegol. Now, new fan-art imagines how things would've been different had the heroes gotten reinforcements from a few familiar characters.
Courtesy of digital artist Phase Runner from Instagram comes a new Star Wars fan art that features the Force Ghosts of Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Luke teaming up against Emperor Palpatine's army. The idea was such a hit that a lot of people in the comments section are asking if they can purchase this illustration as a print. Check it out below:
Both Yoda and Luke appeared as Force Ghosts in Star Wars: The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker, respectively. Meanwhile, Obi-Wan made a voice cameo in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, as well as, in the final film alongside all the Jedi that came before Rey to offer her support as she fought Emperor Palpatine. There was no physical appearance from Obi-Wan, however, which was such a missed opportunity considering how integral he was in the Skywalkers' family history — from being a mentor and friend to Anakin Skywalker to devoting his life looking after Luke. It's also worth noting that in early ideas, Rey was going to be a Kenobi, but for some unknown reason, they scrapped the idea.
The idea for a Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Luke team-up scene in any Star Wars film, particularly in The Rise of Skywalker, may be deemed too cheesy by some, but for loyal fans who have followed the Skywalker Saga since the original trilogy, this could've been an iconic moment. If anything, they could've even added Anakin's Force Ghost into the mix just to highlight the idea that the Abrams-directed film is the culmination of more than 40 years worth of epic stories from the space opera. Unfortunately, this concept would now only exist via fan-made materials.