Were all Jedi sentenced to death by George Lucas? No, but there was one who had to die yes or yes for the good of Star Wars.
There Is A Star Wars Jedi That George Lucas Always Wanted To Kill. The creator of the galactic saga surprisingly insisted that a specific Jedi had to die in Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. He didn’t want him to be another survivor of Order 66. Not even the director imagined that Order 66 would mean the end of the Jedi. In fact, in his plans for the sequel trilogy he revealed that between 50 and 100 Jedi survived past Return of the Jedi. Disney may have revealed quite a few Jedi who lived in the “Dark Times” of the Empire’s reign and beyond. But the creator of the Lucasfilm franchise had plans much further.
Until now, the most common survivors of Order 66 have been Padawans whose masters sacrificed themselves to give them a chance to escape. Few Jedi Masters escaped Star Wars clone troops, with the notable exceptions of Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi. However, Dave Filoni, the great heir to George Lucas and creator of The Clone Wars, Rebels and The Mandalorian, has confirmed that there was a Jedi Master he wanted to bring back… But that idea was rejected by the creator of the saga himself.
Plo Koon was required to die at the end of the Clone Wars
During The Clone Wars 15th Anniversary panel at Star Wars Celebration 2023, Dave Filoni revealed that one of the Jedi Masters he wanted to rescue was Plo Koon. Plo Koon was a Jedi Master from Kel Dor who discovered the young Ahsoka Tano and brought her to Earth.. Which perhaps explains why the Star Wars director liked the idea of keeping him close after Order 66, George Lucas’s comments notwithstanding. But could he be alive? The truth is that he did. In Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, the 104th Battalion (nicknamed the Wolf Pack) shot down their starfighter at Cato Neimoidia. His body was missing, which presumably explains why Filoni thought he might still be alive.
Dave Filoni floated the idea of recasting Plo Koon as a survivor of Order 66, but George Lucas rejected the proposal just as effectively as the 104th Battalion. Filoni didn’t elaborate on the Star Wars creator’s reasoning, but it’s clear he respected his opinion.. That meant that Plo Koon had to stay dead within the saga. Lucas may not technically be a part of Lucasfilm anymore, but he is still well liked and respected. Especially for his true heir.