Star Wars 7: Why the Jedi As Myth Makes Sense


The Force Awakens picks up 30 years after Return of the Jedi, meaning that some time has passed since we’ve seen old friends like Han and Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) – but seemingly not enough time for their exploits to have become myths that people doubt ever happened. It reads as an oversight on Abrams’ part, but is there a reasonable explanation for how this happened? There just might be.

Let’s examine the big picture and find out why it all may actually make sense.

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WizzroSupreme969d ago

A good three decades is long enough for a generation to have grown up without Jedi, so the new continuity of Jedi being myths in themselves makes sense in the timeline.

RetrospectRealm968d ago

I feel like this whole "Jedi are myths in Episode VII" is way out of line. Nowhere in the trailer does it actually allude to this. Han just says that the chosen one and all that is true. The Chosen One was not common knowledge... it was only common knowledge among Jedi. Anakin wasn't Harry Potter... History still stands that Jedi existed. It was only 50 years prior that thousands were scatterred across the galaxy.