Force ghosts: Who will cameo in Star Wars Episode IX?

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Mace Windu (Samuel L. Jackson) in Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. Image Courtesy of Disney/Lucasfilm, Databank.

Mace Windu: Make Finn relevant again, please.

Finn is cool, alright? He’s just not doing anything cool. In The Force Awakens, we enjoyed this really cool Stormtrooper aesthetic and met a guy who could’ve been Force-sensitive. Unfortunately, The Last Jedi didn’t do much with Finn and has left it to Episode IX to leave a lasting impression on the audience beyond his familiarity with mopping. The fastest way to do this is for a visit from Mace Windu: Force Apparition Edition.

I can just see it now. Mace visits Finn in his sleep, scares the crap out of him, then explains that the Force is dormant in Finn, but there nonetheless. J.J. Abrams will use the opportunity to write in a quick, “Are you my daddy joke?” and Samuel L. Jackson will not play ball and it will be hilarious.

You’re welcome, J.J.

Obi-Wan Kenobi (Alec Guinness) in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. Image Courtesy of Disney/Lucasfilm, Databank.

Obi-Wan Kenobi: Mmm, no.

You can’t shoot with Alec Guinness, that’s number one. And they’re not going to bring in Ewan McGregor for this right now because they should be saving him for his own standalone film. Plus, he got his cameo in The Force Awakens with the little voiceover at Maz Kanata’s castle.

Though it wouldn’t be completely bonkers to see him there, it’s just a little unnecessary.

Supreme Leader Snoke (Andy Serkis) in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Image Courtesy of Disney/Lucasfilm, Databank.

Snoke: LOL.

I’m including him because he served next to no purpose in either The Force Awakens or The Last Jedi. Like Han Solo, his death was used as a stepping stone as Kylo Ren descended into darkness and he opened the link between Kylo Ren and Rey, ultimately baiting Rey to the throne room. But otherwise, all of that could’ve occurred without Snoke anyway.

So he deserves a real glory moment in Episode IX. It’s really a waste of Andy Serkis’ talents, and I would totally like to know where he came from. Yes, I know we didn’t know anything about the Emperor in the original trilogy either, but come on. Let him troll Hux.

Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. Image Courtesy of Disney/Lucasfilm, Databank.

Anakin Skywalker: If we’re lucky, since it would be the best possible cameo.

Anakin Skywalker was redeemed.

And this is the biggest flaw in Kylo Ren’s pursuit of power. He wants to finish what his grandfather started (he specifically says “grandfather” and not Darth Vader when he’s talking to the mask in The Force Awakens) but won’t acknowledge that it was Darth Vader who ended the Emperor’s reign and fulfilled the prophecy. So either Kylo Ren is stupid, or he’s the best double agent of all time and has planned to dismantle the First Order from within since the very beginning.

Either way, nobody understands the turmoil within better than Anakin Skywalker. His path as the Chosen One and his bloodline altered the course of history in the galaxy. Moreover, Hayden Christensen remains a huge part of Star Wars. From his appearance at Star Wars Celebration Orlando and his inclusion in A New Hope, it would be so easy to place him in Star Wars again as a Force ghost.

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We deserve it. Anakin deserves it. And so do Ben Solo and Rey, depending on who he chooses to appear to.