Star Wars fans that want a spoiler-free viewing experience for The Last Jedi should probably avoid playing the upcoming “Resurrection” downloadable content for Star Wars: Battlefront II. The new story-based missions, which take place around the time of Episode VII and VIII, will spoil your The Last Jedi viewing experience, probably by revealing that nature of Snoke’s “Project Resurrection.”
Spoilers follow for Battlefront II and potentially The Last Jedi.
Most of Battlefront II’s story takes place in the year after Return of the Jedi, following Imperial Commander Iden Versio. She rejects the Emperor’s dark plans for the galaxy and defects to join the Rebellion, ultimately helping to destroy the Empire for good. But “Resurrection” picks up with Versio three decades later, during The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi. Normally, you might expect a story like this to not really spoil the movie; these are different people doing different things.
But in November, Lucasfilm’s manager of digital content and community relations, Matt Martin, responded to fan questions about Battlefront II’s impact on Star Wars canon. Martin didn’t offer much in the way of specifics, but he did warn people about playing “Resurrection” too soon:
What sort of The Last Jedi spoilers might “Resurrection” be hiding? The probable answer is kind of obvious: “Resurrection” itself.
The official description for Resurrection from developer EA DICE says,
“The DLC features three new chapters of Iden’s story and picks up after the campaign’s epilogue. In Resurrection, Iden is on a quest to search for her missing husband, when she stumbles across a First Order conspiracy that crosses paths with both Star Wars The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi film timeline.”
Those of us that played the main game’s epilogue know that her husband, Del Meeko, was killed by their former comrade Gideon Hask. The First Order “conspiracy” is almost certainly the “Project Resurrection” that was teased in Battlefront II’s epilogue but never explained.
Does it have something to do with Snoke and the weird device his throne room? Who knows. But Something about the “Resurrection” DLC will spoil part of The Last Jedi.
Thankfully, we don’t have much longer to wait before we find out what.
Star Wars: Battlefront II’s DLC will be available for free on December 13.