Star Wars followers have been launched to loads of new characters residing in a galaxy far, distant since Lucasfilm began churning out new films as a part of the Disney household. From Rey and Finn within the new major Star Wars trilogy to Jyn Erso and Ok-2SO in Rogue One, there are many contemporary heroes, villains and supporting gamers to understand on this new period. Nevertheless, the traditional Star Wars characters that many people grew up with nonetheless reside in a particular place in our minds. In truth, a current examine confirmed that even with all the brand new Star Wars additions, most of the longtime characters nonetheless rank greater than these newbies.
Morning Consult performed a survey earlier this month with 2,200 adults who’re conversant in Star Wars, and in that group, Princess Leia earned the very best favorability at 73%, whereas Luke Skywalker and Chewbacca took second and third place, respectively, every at 72%. Taking place the record, different Authentic and Prequel Trilogy Star Wars characters are ranked excessive, reminiscent of R2-D2, Han Solo and Darth Vader, and it is solely till reaching 13th place that one of many new Star Wars characters is listed. Finn was essentially the most favorably ranked of this bunch at 39%, with BB-Eight following behind at that very same share. Rey, Kylo Ren, Jyn Erso and Supreme Leader Snoke had been the one different new characters who ranked, with Snoke resting in final place at 23%.
I think that the principle motive that the brand new Star Wars characters weren’t almost as in style because the older ones is as a result of we have not spent as a lot time with them. All the traditional Star Wars characters listed appeared in at the very least two films, and plenty of of them seem in multiple trilogy. Not solely that, we have had so a few years to re-watch the Authentic and Prequel Star Wars films that it is arduous to think about the franchise with out these characters. In sharp distinction, The Power Awakens and Rogue One had been launched in 2015 and 2016, respectively, so that they’re comparatively contemporary in our minds. In Rogue One‘s case, we can’t even have the ability to spend time with the principle forged once more as a result of they had been all killed off. As for Rey, Finn and the remainder of the brand new trilogy gang, The Last Jedi is per week away, and Episode IX will arrive in 2019. Maybe by then these of us can be held with greater regard.
Nevertheless, it isn’t all dangerous for the brand new Star Wars films on this examine. Each The Force Awakens and Rogue One each ranked at 91% favorability, whereas the Authentic Trilogy films every ranked at 94% and the Prequel Trilogy films obtained between 84-88%. The Star Wars saga will proceed when The Final Jedi is launched on December 15. It’s also possible to seek the advice of our 2018 premiere guide to plan your visits to the theater subsequent 12 months accordingly.