The Eye of Webbish Bog was tasked with guarding the Sith Wayfinder belonging to Darth Vader, which Kylo Ren would later use to chart a course to Exegol. The creature’s presence here could sow the seeds for Vader to entrust his Wayfinder with the Eye of Webbish Bog later down the line. Despite The Rise of Skywalker’s mixed reception, it is clear that Lucasfilm is still interested in maintaining strong connections to it with its supplementary materials.
Polygon has given a preview for the upcoming Marvel’s Darth Vader # 7, which finds a weakened Darth Vader on the familiar planet Mustafar after an unfortunate run-in with Emperor Palpatine. The issue sees the return of Ochi, who the Emperor has tasked with causing havoc for Vader.
Most significant, however, is the appearance of the Eye of Webbish Bog, a creature seen only in concept art for The Rise of Skywalker.
The character was seemingly reintroduced into canon in the novelization of Episode XI, but this is the first time the Eye of Webbish Bog has been seen in the flesh:
Interestingly, a scene that was intended to feature the Eye of Webbish Bog was filmed but was cut due to the film’s runtime. The inclusion in the novelization and the Darth Vader comic may be a means to rectify this exclusion from the film. There were many interesting concepts from both J. J. Abrams’ and Colin Trevorrow’s versions of Episode IX. Perhaps the return of this creature could open up the possibility for other concepts to be reused and retooled in the future.