Two of the largest film franchises – Star Wars and Harry Potter – don’t appear to have a lot in widespread, provided that they’re from very totally different genres. You wouldn’t anticipate finding fantasy creatures comparable to dragons, trolls, or giants within the Star Wars universe, simply as you wouldn’t anticipate there to be aliens turning up at Hogwarts. However there are a few shocking components that crossover.
When you excitedly turned up on opening day to observe the ultimate Star Wars prequel Revenge of the Sith in 2005 – there was seemingly one factor that remained burned on the mind much more than Anakin’s unlucky crispy finish. And that was Order 66 – which obliterated the younglings on the Jedi Temple and left audiences gasping in horror. This was the second that sealed Anakin’s downfall into changing into one of the best Star Wars villain, Darth Vader.
Nicely, these younglings or Jedi Initiates (as they’re additionally recognized) are organized into clans that are similar to Hogwarts homes. The Jedi Provoke Clans have been first seen in 2002’s Assault of the Clones, and have been additional explored in animated Star Wars sequence The Clone Wars.
The clans are named after creatures such because the Bear Clan, the Hawk-Bat Clan, and the Thranta Clan (an enormous, flying beast) which is similar to the Hogwarts home mascots being a badger, a raven, a lion, and a snake. The equal of Slytherin college students changing into darkish wizards is the Sith, as they started as fallen Jedi.
One other shocking creature that crops up within the Star Wars universe is the centaur – a creature that can also be essential to Harry Potter – though they’re seen extra within the books than the films. A centaur named Firenze does pop up within the first Harry Potter film, the Sorcerer’s Stone. Hopefully the deliberate Harry Potter TV sequence can do the centaurs extra justice.
Within the Star Wars universe, there’s truly a complete planet of centaurs referred to as Chiron, with their inhabitants referred to as Chironians. These explicit Star Wars aliens have been notable for his or her horns, their red-gold shade, and for his or her lengthy manes and tails. A Chironian named Lusa seems within the 90s ebook sequence Younger Jedi Knights and had an entry within the 1998 Star Wars Encyclopedia. We’d like to see centaurs flip up in a brand new Star Wars film.
Luke Skywalker in Star Wars and Harry Potter clearly observe comparable hero’s journey plot factors and encounter comparable character sorts such because the older, smart mentors Obi-Wan Kenobi and Dumbledore. However it’s fascinating and shocking that there are some similarities past that – comparable to there being an in depth equal to Hogwarts homes and the truth that a centaur planet – of all issues – exists in Star Wars.
We’re trying ahead to new Star Wars sequence The Acolyte, which is able to deal with the Sith, in addition to Skeleton Crew – which is able to focus on a gaggle of younglings. And naturally there’s additionally Andor season 2 to come back. Maybe you must watch the Star Wars motion pictures as a way to put together for all of these. And we’ve additionally acquired Home of the Dragon season 2 for you fantasy followers.