Along with the Season 3 premiere of Star Wars Rebels this Saturday on Disney XD comes the introduction of a new character and a potential closer look at the force itself. Showrunner Dave Filoni however, has said that the show will remain cautious on exploring too much of the Star Wars universe’s mystical connective tissue, more commonly referred to as The Force.
In an interview with ComicBook.com, Filoni spoke further about the complex nature of The Force itself:
I think the neat thing that people have come to understand is that the Force is a lot more complex than they thought and that the Jedi and the Sith are just orders within the concept of using the Force…
The Force is an energy field that surrounds all living things. Everyone’s involved in it.
Filoni also went on to explain that little is more when it comes to actually explaining The Force, which is why Rebels will remain on the side of cautiousness:
I love those Force ideas, though I think that touching upon them briefly is better than explaining them outright.
Despite both Rebels and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story both potentially showcasing different ideas of The Force as concept this year, Filoni also explained that he doesn’t actually think him or Lucasfilm are doing much with regards to actually changing the way The Force is viewed, instead they are more so highlighting things we’ve already been shown.
I think that the more stories you tell, it’s just inevitable that the more things are going to come to light.
Catch the Season 3 premiere of Star Wars Rebels this Saturday on Disney XD.