'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Won't Become Part Of 'Battlefront' For Canon Reasons

Jinger Jarrett

Because maintaining the Star Wars canon is important, the makers of Star Wars: Battlefront won't be bringing the Star Wars: The Force Awakens characters into the game any time soon. The reason is because it's impossible to bring in characters who are part of the future into a game that's telling a story that is part of the past.

In Segment Next, EA finance chief Blake Jorgensen told the Wall Street Journal that they couldn't plant the future into a past timeline, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens takes place in the future.

"You can't make a game in 'Star Wars' that violates the canon of 'Star Wars.' Meaning, you can't take something from the future and bring it back into the past unless it's a reference."

— Looper (@LooperHQ) January 30, 2016

"We're trying to stay tightly connected to the 'Star Wars' beat for future movies, and we will obviously in future Star Wars games be able to tap the new characters and vehicles and so forth."

What Culture reported that fans have actually learned quite a lot leading up to Episodes VIII and XI of the Star Wars trilogy since everyone from Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J. J. Abrams to directors Rian Johnson and Colin Trevorrow are talking. One of the biggest revelations of course is that even director J. J. Abrams thought that Star Wars: The Force Awakens ripped off A New Hope.

Although there were similarities between the two movies, it feels more like Abrams actually showed his love of the original Star Wars trilogy by honoring the original intent of George Lucas's work. Episodes I, II, and III relied heavily on CGI and was riddled with lame dialogue. Episodes IV, V, and VI focused on the story line, but more importantly, it focused on family, which is what the Star Wars saga is really all about.

— Star Wars (@starwars) January 29, 2016

Other revelations that resulted from Star Wars: The Force Awakens included killing off Han Solo. It made sense to kill Solo so that Kylo Ren could justify turning to the Dark Side. Abrams justified it this way.

"We knew we needed to do something f**king bold. The only reason why Kylo Ren has any hope of being a worthy successor is because we lose one of the most beloved characters."

— Star Wars Events (@StarWarsEvents) January 30, 2016