Disney and Lucasfilm teased fans throughout the entirety of Star Wars: The Force Awakens with the whereabouts of Luke Skywalker. And at the end of the movie, when Rey finally tracks him down to give him his lightsaber, he says nothing.
And he doesn’t even take his lightsaber!
Now the character is set to figure prominently in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, making up for a whole film on the sidelines by having a significant role in the storyline. But will he wield actually wield a lightsaber in this movie?
Hamill was asked that very question by GQ and his answer… didn’t reveal anything.
“Oooh, that’s edging into dodgy questions,” Hamill said. “Do I use a lightsaber in the new one? We’ll have to wait for Eight.”
Hamill’s answer should be unsurprising for anyone following the movies, as everyone involved has remained remarkably tight lipped about all aspects pertaining to spoilers. Though certain plot details have come out hear and there, specific details about Star Wars: The Last Jedi have been under wraps — especially when it comes to Luke Skywalker.
There have been rumors and 4chan plot leaks detailing an action scene featuring Luke and his green lightsaber, but given those sources its hard to lend them any credibility.
But it would be hard to imagine a Star Wars movie featuring Luke where he doesn’t wield the lightsaber in some capacity. Though he didn’t have an epic battle in A New Hope, he was hardly trained at that point.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens was all about finding Luke Skywalker and attempting to bring him back in the battle against the First Order. Though he obviously has his reasons for going into self-imposed exile after Kylo Ren and his lackies murdered the rest of his pupils, it's difficult to imagine seeing Luke Skywalker in a Star Wars movie without messing some First Order scum up with his laser sword.
We’ll just have to wait and see when Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters on December 15.
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