Star Wars: Rise Of Skywalker's Jedi Voices - Here's Everyone You Heard
All the Jedi voices in Episode IX
Warning: This story is full of spoilers for the end of Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker. Read on at your own risk!
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker concludes the nine-movie story known as the Skywalker Saga, and finally wraps up the long-running battle between the Jedi Order and the evil Sith we've seen in the films. It also loops in a few elements and characters that have only appeared in other materials, including the Clone Wars and Rebels TV shows. Though both the Jedi and the Sith have nearly been destroyed over the years, first in Revenge of the Sith and later in Return of the Jedi, there are still two warriors for each faction battling for the fate of the galaxy far, far away in The Rise of Skywalker: Rey on the light side, and Kylo Ren on the dark.
During the final conflict of the film, Rey, as the last Jedi, finds herself facing down the might of the Sith once and for all. And though it looks like she's not up to the task, at the last second, she's infused with the power of all the Jedi who have come before her. In a poignant moment, the voices of the Jedi of the past ring out in Rey's mind, granting her the strength and confidence to stand for the Light side.
If you listen close, you might recognize a few of those voices, such as Yoda--and there might be plenty you don't recognize, especially because they come pretty quickly and some aren't from the core movies. So who are all the Jedi of the past standing with Rey? Check out the complete list below.
And if you're looking for more references and callbacks to past Star Wars material, check out our giant list of Rise of Skywalker Easter eggs.
1. Obi-Wan Kenobi
Ewan McGregor reprises his prequel role as Obi-Wan, at least with his voice, something he also did during The Force Awakens. And like in The Force Awakens, you can hear the voice of the original Obi-Wan, Alec Guinness, as well. For the first movie, the filmmakers used a bit of Guinness's dialogue from the original film to make it sound like he says "Rey" during her vision after touching Luke Skywalker's lightsaber at Maz Kanata's castle. That same clip makes it into the end of The Rise of Skywalker as well.
The Jedi Master responsible for Luke Skywalker had a brief return as a Force ghost in The Last Jedi, where he gave Luke some useful advice about his interactions with Rey. Yoda's influence on the Jedi continues one last time as we hear him in the Sith temple, voiced again by Frank Oz.
3. Luke Skywalker
Rey's mentor might have sacrificed himself to save the Resistance and gone into the Force, but he's still around to help out here and there. After Rey saw him on Ahch-To, we again hear Mark Hamill's voice during Rey's toughest challenge.
4. Anakin Skywalker
Though Kylo Ren hears Darth Vader's voice in his mind--one that Emperor Palpatine takes responsibility for--the Dark Lord of the Sith's redemption means that Rey hears him during her final battle. Hayden Christiansen reprises the role from the prequel movies.
5. Qui-Gon Jinn
The Jedi who first saw the potential in Anakin Skywalker and came to believe he was the prophesied Jedi who would bring balance to the Force was also one of Palpatine's first victims. Qui-Gon, played by Liam Neeson, fell to Palpatine's first apprentice, Darth Maul, but he also contacted Yoda through the Force in Revenge of the Sith. And now he's back for the final battle against the Sith Lord who indirectly ended him.
6. Mace Windu
Of everyone who took on Emperor Palpatine during his rise to power, Mace Windu came closest to defeating him. In fact, he only fell because of Anakin's interference during the Jedi's fall to become Darth Vader. It makes sense that we'd hear the voice of Samuel L. Jackson at the moment Rey is finally able to defeat Palpatine once and for all.
7. Ahsoka Tano
A longtime character in the Star Wars cartoon series, starting with The Clone Wars, Ahsoka was formerly Anakin's padawan. Ashley Eckstein returns to Star Wars for Rey's big moment, although she's an interesting inclusion, given that as of Star Wars Rebels, Ahsoka was still alive. She's only a few years older than Han Solo, after all.
8. Kanan Jarrus
One of the key Jedi figures in Star Wars Rebels, Kanan Jarrus survived Order 66 during the Clone Wars and went on to mentor Jedi padawan and Rebels protagonist Ezra Bridger before he was killed during the year of the Battle of Yavin. We don't hear Ezra among the voices of the Jedi of the Path, but you can pick out Kanan, voiced by Freddie Prinze Jr., among the elder Jedi aiding Rey.
9. Aayla Secura
A Jedi from the fall of the Republic who only briefly appeared in Revenge of the Sith, Aayla Sekura was a much more prominent figure in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. There, she fought alongside Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Ahsoka Tano. Jennifer Hale voiced Aayla in the show and she returns for The Rise of Skywalker as well.
10. Luminara Unduli
Another Jedi Master from before the rise of the Empire, Luminara was a major figure in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. She fought alongside Ahsoka against the Sith acolyte Asajj Ventress, but was eventually captured during the events of Revenge of the Sith. Olivia d'Abo reprises the role of Luminara for The Rise of Skywalker.
11. Adi Gallia
Like most of the other Jedi on this list, Adi was present on the Jedi Council throughout Palpatine's rise. She appeared briefly in the movies, and fought alongside Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: The Clone Wars before she was killed by Savage Opress, Darth Maul's brother. She's again voiced by Angelique Perrin, as she was in the series, in The Rise of Skywalker.