For 45 years since 1977, the star wars Canon only grew in size. What originally started as expanded media, novels and comics would build the history and lore of star wars giving clues to major events that have taken place in the galaxy.
In 2012, the star wars Canon wiped the slate clean after Disney acquired Lucasfilm, creating an opportunity to make star wars more consistent since many Legends materials contradicted each other. Since then, the Canon has become increasingly important to fans, with many hoping to see certain events unfold on screen.
Made famous by The Star Wars Holiday Special, Life Day was an interesting in-universe response to Christmas. In Legends, Life Day has been given a long story that even goes so far as to explain its rules and lore.
Sometime after Disney purchased Lucasfilm, Life Day became canonical again and the party was referenced in a season one episode of The Mandalorian. Marvel then released a one-shot comic titled life day which had four unique stories about the holidays. Life Day has yet to be shown on screen in a movie or TV show, but it would certainly make fans happy to see Wookiees in the iconic red ceremonial robes if that day ever came.
The rule of two
By far the most significant event in Sith history, the Rule of Two is an extremely vital philosophy for the Sith who begin to follow this tradition for a thousand years. The creator of this rule, Darth Bane, was the last surviving member of the original Sith Order after the ancient Jedi-Sith War.
The rule of two is an extremely important point in star wars historic, as it laid the groundwork for Sith planning behind the shadows. The Jedi-Sith War is also a huge event that fans would love to see. the star wars pre-universephantom menace is still relatively unknown in Canon, but adapting this event would give a lot more insight into Emperor Palpatine’s motivations.
Mandalorian Civil Wars
Made Canon once again thanks to The Mandalorian”Chapter 14, “The Mandalorian Civil Wars were a set of conflicts that occurred shortly before the events of the Prequel Trilogy. In the New Canon, there is very little information available explaining the root of these wars but in Legends was a fight between two tribes of Mandalorians, those who wanted to maintain their honor and those who wanted to return to brutality.
During these wars, Jango Fett would receive his distinct Beskar armor. Bringing these wars to the screen could provide additional insight into Jango’s origins and further flesh out Mandalore’s lore. It certainly wouldn’t be a shock if these wars played out in flashbacks of The Mandalorian.
The Rise of Skywalker established that Emperor Palpatine had managed to survive his dark fate at the hands of Darth Vader. The expanded material later explained that he managed to transfer his essence into a weaker clone body. Although the reasoning behind his survival is ridiculous, there is no other explanation beyond that.
In Legends material, Tom Veitch’s comic dark empire was the basis for Palpatine’s resurrection through younger clone bodies. JJ Abrams and Chris Terrio were certainly inspired by this story, but other than the claim that “Palpatine cloned himself”, there is no more information beyond that. The Mandalorian season 2 set up Force-sensitive cloning with Grogu as well as the weird vats that appeared in “Chapter 12,” so hopefully that storyline can be fully fleshed out.
Sifo-Dyas and the clone conspiracy
The most important thing attack of the clones Featured in Canon was Sifo-Dyas, a Jedi Master formerly of the High Council who went against the wishes of the Jedi and ordered the creation of the Republic Clone Army. He would think he was trying to save the Republic but unbeknownst to him, he had just doomed the entire Galaxy.
Sifo-Dyas was killed by an old friend and Jedi, Count Dooku, as he and Palpatine sought to take over the clones for their own purposes. The mystery surrounding his death has created a whole conspiracy that Obi-Wan investigates in Attack of the clones. In season 6 of clone wars, Yoda continues to dig and learns the full truth about Sifo-Dyas’ actions. The mystery and suspense surrounding the creation of the Clones is so captivating and would make a perfect story for a show on Disney+.
After losing the Death Star II and suffering heavy casualties against the Rebel Alliance, the Emperor still had one last surprise up his sleeve. The purpose of the operation was to target several planets and destroy them. Much of this event has been explored in Star Wars: Battlefront II, featuring Theed’s battle with Leia, but there were plenty of other points of view as well.
Stationed on Burnin Konn was Mayfeld, who was forced to essentially terrorize innocent people in the name of the Empire. This clearly had an impact on him, as he would kill his commander upon encountering him a few years later. The whole thing could make for another really gritty war movie akin to Snape One.
The Fall of Count Dooku to the Dark Side
Introduced in the prequel trilogy and brilliantly portrayed by the late Christopher Lee, Count Dooku was one of the more interesting characters who was unfortunately cut short by his untimely beheading at the hands of Anakin Skywalker. Although he was clearly a villain, he had a great deal of respect for Obi-Wan, even going so far as to consider him a “grandson” due to their mutual bond with Qui-Gon Jinn.
His fall to the dark side is quite tragic, and there’s still plenty of development his character could benefit from on screen. A Disney+ series featuring Dooku mentoring a young Qui-Gon through his descent into the Sith would make for a great story, and it’s one fans wanted to see come to life.
The Imperial Days of Commander Cody
After the conclusion of the Clone Wars (the actual event, not the show), Cody remained compliant with the Empire, never removing his inhibitor chip, and he continued to serve with them for a time.
Although much of his time in the Empire has not been explored extensively in Canon, many of the new star wars the shows provide the perfect opportunity to put this story into live action. The bad batch and Obi Wan Kenobi make the most sense for sure. A reunion between him and Obi-Wan would be very interesting since the last time they saw each other, Cody and his Legion attempted to kill him.
Son of Dathomir
Before season 7 of The Clone Wars gave some much-needed closure to Darth Maul’s story, the last time viewers saw it was Darth Sidious killing his brother and then capturing him. What many fans don’t know is that there was a whole extra story arc planned for Season 6 called Son of Dathomir.
After clone wars bit the dust, the rest of the unfinished story arcs have been released as raw animations, novels, and a graphic novel as part of the Clone Wars Legacy brand. Upon Maul’s capture, he faces off against Dooku before being rescued by the Death Watch Mandalorians. Maul then successfully captures Dooku, confronts him and General Grievous, then finally confronts his former master before escaping again! The whole story is extremely exciting and would make for a great storyline for the rumored Darth Maul series on Disney+.
Rise and Fall of Darth Plagueis
Although he never appears on screen, Darth Plagueis is still one of the most famous Sith Lords. Fascinated by the idea of prolonging his life, Darth Plagueis sought to learn the power of immortality. He became so powerful in manipulating midi-chlorians that he even learned how to create life, which he passed on to his apprentice, Sidious. As long as it’s still up in the air, it’s possible he or Palpatine were the ones who created Anakin, since he didn’t have a father.
Working so hard to stay alive, he was caught off guard and killed by his apprentice in his sleep. “Ironic” as Palpatine would say. Much of his story still remains unknown in Canon, but his time as the main Sith Lord could be shown in the next The Acolyte who is set to explore the dark side’s re-emergence just before The Phantom Menace.
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