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Jedi backstories are coming with ‘Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi’

Don’t judge a Jedi by their cover.

words by: Alee Kwong
Jul 26, 2022

One of many upcoming projects from the hardworking minds at Disney and Lucasfilm, titled Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi, will showcase lesser known moments in well-known Jedis’ lives that we never got to see. Amidst the live-action series that we’ve gotten (and those that are in currently in the pipeline), there are plenty of animated series in the mix that you should be equally excited about.

 

The reason Tales of the Jedi is a project worth keeping tabs on has to do with the fact that we are going to get 6 episodes and those 6 will be shared equally with 3 episodes for Ahsoka Tano’s stories and 3 episodes for Count Dooku’s.

 

Tales of the Jedi was a comic book series published by Dark Horse Comics between 1993 and 1998. The series was a part of the expanded Star Wars universe and explored the ancient history of the Jedi Order and their war with the Sith. The series’ 4,000 year distance from the mainstream Star Wars cinematic universe gave it the freedom to traverse the lore of the Jedi’s storied past without risking any potential need for retconning established canon.

 

 

Ahsoka’s stories are set across the span of her life — starting with flashbacks from her childhood, to her time with Anakin Skywalker during the Clone Wars, and going head-to-head with the Sixth Brother (an Inquisitor) after the execution of Order 66. However, Count Dooku’s setup in the series will be slightly different.

 

Many of us know Count Dooku from his time on the side of the Sith. We do know of his former life as Master Yoda’s Padawan but only through passing mentions in the film series. Tales of the Jedwill show us Dooku’s life before his alignment with the Sith and will feature a young Qui-Gon Jinn (voiced by Liam Neeson’s son, Michael).

 

The Clone Wars voice actor Ashley Eckstein (who provided the voice for Ahsoka) talked to ComicBook.com about how excited she is to see more stories about Ahsoka Tano and how large the fanbase for this character has grown.

 

“I think I’m just excited for more Ahsoka, because Ahsoka is a character that is so universally loved and celebrated by everyone, and by all of Star Wars fandom. Everyone loves Ahsoka. She just represents all that is good. She represents all that is light and all that is hopeful. I’m just excited for more stories, because she means so much to people. This is a character that is changing lives and saving lives. I say that as a fact, because as the voice of Ahsoka, I am constantly out there at conventions and events and even online. Pretty much on a daily basis, I get a personal story of how Ahsoka has either changed someone’s life or saved someone’s life. There’s very few characters that do that.”

 

This’ll pair nicely with the Obi-Wan Kenobi series that was released earlier this year. In case you forgot, here’s a list of all things Star Wars releasing this year.

 

Photos via IGN and Disney/Lucasfilm