Star Wars fans already know about the Guardians of the Whills, an ancient religious order that once protected the Temple of the Kyber. However, we only know about them through the introduction of Chirrut Imwe and Baze Malbus in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Luckily, we can finally see the Guardians in action.
By the time that Chirrut and Baze decide to team up with Jyn Erso and Cassian Andor, the Guardians of the Whills have been forced to leave the Temple as the Empire took over Jedha. Interestingly, a Star Wars comics that is tied in to the Disneyland attraction is revisiting the time when the Guardians were at their strongest, or so we thought.
In Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge #3, Hondo Ohnaka is tasked with leading a team to steal a holy relic from the city of Jedha. Hondo has been hired by Dok-Ondar to find the relic and bring it to the Black Spire outpost of Batuu, but it's truly a dangerous mission.
The comic book is written by Ethan Sacks and it features an encounter between the team and the Guardians of the Whills, who are determined to protect the Temple although they aren't quite as skilled as Chirrut. Interestingly, one of the Guardians also happens to be an Ugnaught.
It's rather underwhelming but we're hoping that we'll see more of Guardians who are just like Chirrut in the future.
The official description for Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge #3 reads as follows:
"THE JEDHA CONNECTION! During the height of the EMPIRE, DOK-ONDAR hired an unlikely team to pull off an impossible score — to steal a relic out of the occupied HOLY CITY OF JEDHA. With FIRST ORDER troops now blanketing the BLACK SPIRE OUTPOST on BATUU, history may finally be catching up to the notorious procurer of the unprocurable. Guest starring fan favorite Outer Rim pirate HONDO OHNAKA! Based on Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, the new themed land coming this year to Disney Land and Walt Disney World."
Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge #3 is currently available. Likewise, Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland is now open to the public.