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Warning: spoilers ahead for Star Wars Rebels! Read forward at your own risk!
While the Star Wars movies are usually where the biggest Skywalker family drama goes down, we can't forget the small screen action of Star Wars Rebels. The show has done fantastic things with the franchise's mythology, and most recently utilized a bizarre form of time travel by which Ezra used a pathway through The Force to save fan-favorite Ahsoka. That new power raises questions about if and how these pathways could affect other Star Wars properties, but Rebels showrunner Dave Filoni told CinemaBlend that he doesn't really want it to become a standard Star Wars trope. Per Filoni:
So, while it was a big moment to see Ezra use The Force to dip through time to save Ahsoka from her battle with Darth Vader (back in Star Wars Rebels Season 2), don't expect it to become the next big go-to Force power across all Star Wars media. I'm sure many will agree with Dave Filoni in not wanting this to become a retcon mulligan for other movies -- so don't expect to see Luke's fate at the end of The Last Jedi undone, for instance -- and that's one of the main reasons why Star Wars Rebels destroyed the Jedi temple after the rescue.
Beyond that, this explanation also means that, despite the hopes and dreams of some of Star Wars Rebels' biggest fans, the power definitely won't be used to undo Kanan's recent death. There are rules to how this works, after all, so it's not a magic do-over for every tragic scenario.
Elsewhere in CinemaBlend's interview with Dave Filoni, the Star Wars Rebels showrunner and all-around Star Wars guru further clarified elements of that particular power. He explained that the ability to save Ahsoka wasn't even technically time travel in the traditional sense. Filoni continued:
So without worry that The Flash's Barry Allen will get mixed up in any of these intergalactic time jaunts, make sure to watch out for Star Wars Rebels' series finale Monday, March 5, at 9 p.m. ET on Disney XD. While it's certainly sad to see such a beloved show come to an end, you can also check out our midseason premiere guide to see what major spring debuts are on the horizon!