A picture of Daisy Ridley as Rey in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." Facebook/ Star Wars

There could be more never-before-seen Jedi powers in “Star Wars: Episode 9.” Rian Johnson, director of “The Last Jedi,” recently showed excerpts from non-canon books, now categorised as Legends, as a source for a major scene in his film.

Johnson has faced criticism for using a new Force power to end his film. The director took to Twitter to explain that the powers Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) displayed in “The Last Jedi” are not Johnson’s invention and that they have been part of the “Star Wars” universe for a long time.

In the book “The Jedi Path,” Johnson shows an excerpt (see below) that talks about advanced Jedi powers. One specific power that the book mentions is the Doppelganger. This power allows the Force-wielder to project a duplicate of himself, another person, or an object for a short period of time. The Force projection will be indistinguishable from the real item.

The Jedi power of Luke is significant because he learnt the secret from one of the books from the Jedi temple. Since these books are now in the hands of Rey (Daisy Ridley), it opens the door for more powerful techniques for J.J. Abrams to explore in the final film.

Rey has only begun to use her Force powers. If there is a time jump in the next film, Ridley’s character will have enough time to hone her skills and become a Jedi Master, just like Luke was in “Return of the Jedi.”

“Star Wars: Episode 9” is set to be released on Dec. 20, 2019 in the US. The producers are yet to announce an exact release date for Australia. Some of the returning cast members are Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), John Boyega (Finn) and Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron).

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