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Star Wars’ Plo Koon isn't dead yet, says actor who plays him

Did Plo Koon survive Order 66? James Arnold Taylor has some thoughts.

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When you’re strong in the Force, anything is possible. We’ve seen Jedi Knights persevere under the most extreme circumstances throughout the Star Wars franchise. However, the one thing the Jedi couldn’t survive was Order 66. The kill command, seen in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, wiped out most of the Jedi Order. This included Plo Koon, the Jedi Master who had been introduced in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. As seen in Revenge of the Sith, Plo Koon’s Jedi Starfighter was shot down by a group of Clone Troopers when Order 66 came in.

But maybe there’s more to the story. James Arnold Taylor voiced Plo Koon in the Clone Wars animated series, and he has some thoughts. Speaking at the Clone Wars 15th anniversary panel at Florida Supercon, Taylor made his case. “I always say if Darth Maul can survive Obi-Wan Kenobi cutting him in half, then Plo Koon could survive Order 66,” Taylor said.

“I would love it if they brought him back, but I would be really thrilled if we were able to extend what they did in the last series with Ahsoka and Plo,” Taylor continued. Ahsoka Tano, a former Jedi, also survived Order 66 and has been seen in other projects such as Star Wars: Rebels and The Mandalorian. Plo Koon and Ahsoka enjoyed a close relationship in Clone Wars, one that was shared by their actors James Arnold Taylor and Ashley Eckstein. “I’d love a whole mini-series of when she was little, and him training her as a Jedi. I know that Ashely is an amazing actress and she could voice little Ahsoka, and she could voice midsize Ahsoka, and then full grown Ahsoka, because we’ve seen all that. I would love to see their arc told more. I want to know what happened there.”

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