Last week I blogged about the Hasbro Fan’s Choice Poll, and more specifically about the rallying call for EU-character Ben Skywalker’s nomination. After delaying the poll for several days Starwars.com finally revealed the nominees, and, well, we can safely say that “Fan’s Choice” was a misnomer.
As well as removing Ben Skywalker from the vote, Disney also disallowed the Tonnika Sisters, Pong Krell, TFA Luke Skywalker, Satele Shan, a Jedi Temple Guard, Jaxxon, Padme Amidala and Chirrut Imwe; all barred from the final six nominations without any explanation. We can speculate that one or two of these characters might be already ready to go (looking at you, Luke Skywalker), but otherwise it looks like game over for certain sections of the franchise.
At present it’s a two-horse race between fan favourites Doctor Aphra and a Rebels version of Ahsoka Tano. You can cast your vote here.
The winner will be announced on May 4th.