'Star Wars': Freddie Prinze Jr. Talks Kanan's 'Rise of Skywalker' Cameo

Star Wars fans were treated to some voice cameos from Jedi of the past at the end of Rise of Skywalker. Luke, Anakin, Obi-Wan, Yoda, Ahsoka, and one Kanan Jarrus. Kanan appeared for four seasons on the excellent animated series Star Wars:Rebels, voiced by Freddie Prinze Jr. For fans of that show and animated Star Wars in general, it was a fist-pumping moment to hear some of these characters in a live-action film. Recently, Prinze had this to say about his appearance in the film to IGN:

'Star Wars': Freddie Prinze Jr. Talks Kanan's 'Rise of Skywalker' Cameo

"I was like, yeah, whatever you guys need. I always like to do that. And they were like, 'okay, but this one might be a little different,'" Prinze recalled. "And so right away I was like, 'oh, it's for the movie!'

"JJ came in and kind of broke down the scene, and what was happening, and what was going on with Rey and what she was needing from the Jedi at that point, because the Force provides you with what you need – not the Jedi per se, it's the Force kind of dictating that," he elaborated.

While I loved the scene as much as anyone, it would have been so cool to see all those Jedi appear behind Rey in that moment. The full history of Star Wars all together at once. Would have been a hell of a thing. Oh well.

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