Force Ghosts’ true ability might remain largely a mystery, however, it seems like Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker director J.J. Abrams has just confirmed a major fan theory about the Force Ghosts in Episode IX.
Speaking in an interview with Entertainment Weekly to help promote The Rise of Skywalker before the film’s premiere this December, Abrams touches upon the topic of Force Ghosts in the film. Mark Hamill is set to reprise his role as Luke Skywalker in Episode IX, and though we can’t really be certain about the form that the Jedi Master is going to take when he returns, many suspects that Luke is going to appear as a Force Ghost in the movie.
During the interview, Entertainment Weekly questions the true ability of Force Ghosts in Star Wars lore. In Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Force Ghost Obi-Wan Kenobi tells Luke that he “cannot interfere,” with the young Jedi’s fight with Vader, hinting that Force Ghosts can’t really influence the real world.
However, in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, fans get to see Yoda calling down a lightning strike on a sacred Jedi tree.
“What can Force ghosts do – and not do – in our world?” the site asks.
As usual, Abrams tries to be coy about what’s to come in The Rise of Skywalker.
“That’s probably best answered by not answering it,” the director told the publication.
Based on Abrams’ answer, it seems like there’s going to be an important scene involving Force Ghosts in Episode IX. What do you think?
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker premieres December 20, 2019.