Saturday, August 8, 2015

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Will Not have Midi-Chlorians

Star Wars: The Force Awakens will not mention Midi-Chlorians! In the words of C3PO, "Thank the Maker!" If you do not remember, as implied by Qui-Gon Jinn in the clip below, Midi-chlorians were said to be microscopic life forms that allow the use of the Force. However, in the later Expanded Universe books, Midi-chlorians are explained to reside more strongly in those with a strong connection to the Force, although that can also be inferred by what Quin-Gon said in Episode 1.

Midi-chlorians not being mentioned in The Force Awakens makes sense canonically because they were never mentioned in the Original Trilogy. They have absolutely no relevant to the story. Even in the Phantom Menace, Midi-chlorians serve little to no purpose, and they are not even mentioned in the other prequel films, so ultimately, not mentioning them is not a big deal even if you like the concept. What do you think of this news? Please comment below and let me know!


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  1. Very interesting development. In my opinion Star Wars does not NEED a scientific explanation for using the Force. I am sure that not mentioning midi-Chlorians will not hurt the upcoming Star Wars plot.

    Also, what do you think about only one real trailer and one teaser being released for Star Wars episode VII? Do you think they should release more content before releasing the film?

    1. Agreed 100%! Yoda explained the Force perfectly in Empire, so why is there anything else that needs to added?

      I am not sure what to think. Personally, I do not plan to watch any more trailers so that I know as little as possible going in.


  2. Okay then, guess that the new Star Wars movie won't have any midi-chlorians mentioned in the story.


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