Following Disney's acquisition of Lucasfilm in 2012, a directive was introduced that all Star Wars media would tie into an official canon, ranging from TV series to video games to comic books. Last Friday's release of the new Star Wars novel Leia: Princess of Alderaan has not only elaborated the character's personal
According to the novel, Amilyn Holdo was part of the Apprentice Legislature along with Leia, with the two growing to become quite good friends. Holdo is from the planet Gatalenta, whose citizens are known to dress plainly "except for those scarlet cloaks." Lucasfilm has already released character posters in which many of the characters are wearing bright red cloaks, which could hint at the characters heading to the planet at some point in The Last Jedi.
Before becoming Vice Admiral, Holdo was painted as an eccentric character, regularly changing her hair color and speaking strangely. From Leia's perspective, Holdo's manner of speaking was so strange that she referred to it as "Holdo-speak."
Despite the strange behavior, Holdo was loyal and fearless, never hesitating to come to Leia's side when she was in trouble and in need of assistance.
The character's hair color seems to be reflected in the promotional materials we've seen for the upcoming sequel, but writer/director Rian Johnson's comments about the character painted her in a much
When speaking with Entertainment Weekly earlier this year, Johnson explained of Holdo, “The secrecy does have a purpose in that part of the fun with Laura’s character, with Admiral Holdo, is figuring out what her relationship is to everybody as you go along through the movie.”
“I don’t want to tip the hat too much, but I will say that the heat is immediately turned up on the Resistance,” Johnson added. “Everybody
The Last Jedi hits theaters on December 15.