Star Wars fans are buzzing following the latest episode of the Andor series as it might have included a direct nod to one of the franchise's storied characters who is no longer considered to be part of the official canon. Episode 4 of the Rogue One spinoff series titled "Aldhani" features a sequence between Mon Mothma (Genevieve O'Reilly) and Luthen Rael (Stellan Skarsgård) where they discuss the financial concerns facing the Rebellion.
Eagle-eyed viewers quickly noticed a suit of armor in the background that bears striking resemblance to Galen Marek's Starkiller suit, the dark side version in particular from the Star Wars: The Force Unleashed game. Of course, fans were pretty much convinced that it's in fact an easter egg for the beloved character which is all the more baffling considering showrunner Tony Gilroy previously stated that Andor won't be driven by fan service.
The armor featured in the episode also raised a few questions surrounding Starkiller's canon status. Actor Sam Witwer, who voiced Galen Marek in The Force Unleashed took to Twitter following the episode's release to confirm whether or not the fan-favorite protagonist is now considered part of the franchise's canon.
Responding to a fan, Witwer jokingly reacted to his "cameo appearance" on the show, saying "Told you guys I was *sorta* in it."
But when asked if Starkiller is out of the Legends category, he speculates that's not the case. He wrote: "Not quite... Cuz that's the dark side ending... So...."
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As it stands, we've yet to confirm whether or not the inclusion of the said armor is actually a reference to Starkiller but it would be totally cool if Disney reinstated the character.
The latest episode of Star Wars: Andor is now streaming on Disney+.