Ahsoka has stood out as the Star Wars series on Disney Plus that has delved the most into the Jedi and the Force universe, thus contributing to the expansion of the franchise and the conclusion of the story of the Chosen One, Anakin Skywalker.
Despite Anakin’s death in “Return of the Jedi,” his spirit as part of the Force made an appearance in Ahsoka’s episode 5, within the “World Between Worlds,” as well as in the finale of the first season, where he watched over Ahsoka Tano and Sabine Wren in Peridea. This suggests that Anakin’s story might not have come to an end, and his role as the Chosen One could still hold mysteries to be revealed.
The importance of Mortis and the “World Between Worlds”
With the inclusion of Force entities like the “World Between Worlds” and hints suggesting a possible return of the gods from Mortis at the end of the first season of Ahsoka, the second season could take unexpected turns. The gods of Mortis were initially introduced in the third season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, where Anakin, Ahsoka, and Obi-Wan Kenobi ventured into the realm of Mortis, a place where the Father, embodying balance in the Force, wished for Anakin to assume the responsibility of maintaining that balance.
Although the role the gods of Mortis will play in Ahsoka’s second season has not been revealed yet, there is a possibility that unresolved issues in Anakin Skywalker’s story might be addressed. Dave Filoni, who collaborated closely with Star Wars creator George Lucas in the creation of The Clone Wars, played a crucial role in shaping the story and background of the gods of Mortis.
According to Filoni, the gods of Mortis were the first Force-sensitive beings created by Lucas, existing outside the Jedi and Sith orders, which piqued their interest. Furthermore, Filoni has mentioned that the concept of Anakin Skywalker being tested by the gods of Mortis was conceived by Lucas, and he developed it.
Given that Filoni has become one of the key creators of the New Republic Era in Star Wars, it makes sense that he would want to continue and possibly conclude some of the ideas he and Lucas came up with. His first step in bringing this story to fruition was in Rebels when images of the gods of Mortis appeared in the Jedi Temple on Lothal. These images allowed Ezra Bridger to access a door to the “World Between Worlds,” establishing the possibility of a connection between these gods and that mysterious place. This increases expectations regarding their significance in Ahsoka’s second season.