Greetings, Rebelscum fans! The Jedi Council is one of the most important organizations in the entire Jedi Order. Ever since the Old Republic era, the Jedi Council has consisted of twelve prominent Jedi that oversee galactic events. Stay tuned throughout the week for more articles, insights, videos, and information on the best merchandising content you need to add to your collection.
Ever since the Jedi Council appeared for the first time in The Phantom Menace, the Star Wars franchise has explored the larger body of the Jedi Order. Unlike Obi-Wan and Yodas’ non-traditional training methods in the original trilogy, we get to see what the formal infrastructure of the Jedi looks like. Check out our Force Facts on the Jedi Council.
Yoda’s original puppet in The Phantom Menace was digitally replaced with a computer-generated version in the 2001 blu-ray of the complete saga. During his final scene when he allows Obi-Wan to take Anakin as his apprentice, Yoda is played by Warwick Davis.
The Mace Windu-centric novel Shatterpoint was inspired by Apocalypse Now, which itself was based on an original draft by George Lucas. Apocalypse Now was directed by Lucas’ lifelong friend Francis Ford Coppola.
Harrison Ford has a cameo role in Apocalypse Now as a character named “Lucas.”
Ki-Adi-Mundi is one of the few Jedi that is allowed to marry and have children, as his species the Cereans are on bridge of extinction.
In Claudia Gray’s novel Master and Apprentice, Qui-Gon Jinn is offered a place on the Jedi Council. He turns down the offer, feeling that he would be unable to properly train Obi-Wan due to the time commitment of staying on the Council.
Count Dooku and the other Jedi who chose to leave the order are referred to as “The Lost Twenty.”
In the Expanded Universe, Yarael Poof is killed off in between the events of The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones. However, Robot Chicken managed to keep him alive and hilariously reimagined the character as the Council’s laughing stock.
Mace Windu’s name was inspired by “Mace Windy,” the central character of Lucas’s first draft of the Star Wars script in 1973. It was titled Adventures of the Starkiller, Episode I: The Star Wars. Dark Horse Comics debuted a comic series inspired by the draft in 2013.
Yoda has been a member of the Council since at least The High Republic era. He is prominently featured in the ongoing comic series.
In Legends, Luke decides to reorganize the Jedi Temple on Yavin IV in the abandoned Rebel base. In the Star Wars: Legacy comics, the Temple has been moved to the planet Ossus. Darth Krayt takes over the Coruscant Temple during his invasion of the Galactic Alliance.
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