Friday, February 20, 2015

Rumor: Luke Skywalker's Involvement in 'The Force Awakens'

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By: Dominic Jones

If you're into Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens spoilers, you're probably still recovering from that rumor from earlier this week.  Well, today we have another one for you that, while not a devastating as the earlier one, is equally huge.  This, of course, comes from our friend Jason Ward over at MakingStarWars.net who gets this information from his various sources.  As usual, there is a chance this may not be true, but if you are avoiding all The Force Awakens spoilers then stop reading now.  This is your official SPOILER ALERT!
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According to Jason, Luke Skywalker is barely in the film!  Apparently his introduction will be the final scene in the film.  Here's how Jason describes it playing out,

The heroes suffer a great blow when they lose their mentor figure. But after a great duel with Rey and Finn versus Kylo Ren, the heroes return back to the base as heroes. At this point, it becomes clear that their current adventure together has come to an end.

We follow our main hero, Rey as she says goodbye to the important players in the film, Leia, Poe, and so on. Meanwhile BB-8, Artoo-Detoo, and See-Threepio decode a puzzle. Rey makes a special stop to say goodbye to Finn in the medical bay.

Rey, Chewbacca, and BB-8 then get into the Falcon and take off. Chewbacca playfully messes up her hair in an endearing gesture. Things are going to be alright, is what the Wookiee is trying to say, as far as I can tell.

I imagine like all Star Wars films, the end is silent with music playing. That’s just my take though. But it seems likely here.

Rey walks up the stone steps. She comes up to a figure and puts the Lightsaber in his hand. Its Luke Skywalker.

The End.

That’s what Luke does. He gets his lightsaber back. He apparently finds an apprentice. It appears Luke Skywalker is very much an artifact being saved for Star Wars: Episode VIII.
 
This is a first.  I think we'd all been assuming that Luke Skywalker would have a more sizable role in the film than this.  I wasn't expecting Luke to be the focus of The Force Awakens, but I did expect we'd see him more of him than this.  That being said, it would make for a cool scene, and a great teaser for what's to come in Episode VIII.  It also lines up with some of my speculation that Han will be the old Ben of the sequels (in that he helps the new generation get started on their journey and is the member of the previous generation who is in the spotlight in the first film of the trilogy) and Luke will be the Yoda (in that he is responsible for a lot of the training and is the member of the previous generation who is the spotlight in the second film).
 
The other surprising thing would be the fact that Mark Hamill was on set for so long!  He was there basically the whole time which fed the speculation that he would have a sizable role in the film.  Could him having been there been a red hearing to keep us off the scent?  I struggle to believe that.  There are lots of conspiracy theories surrounding films like this that stuff is shot that will never be used, but that rarely turns out to be true (I honestly can't think of a single example).

The simple truth is we will have to wait and see on December 18th, 2015.

As always, this is just a rumor until confirmed or denied by Lucasfilm or Disney.

 
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