“A lot of [season three] is centered on one line [in A New Hope]. Tarkin tells Vader the fire of the Jedi has gone out of the universe. So you have to start to enter this period where it seems like the rule of the day isn’t people who wield the Force but it’s more people that are controlling military might and starfleets. They seem to be the ones in control by the time of A New Hope.”
Read the rest of this illuminating interview with Filoni and tune in tomorrow for episode 51 of RADIO 1138 for our own chat with Dave.