George Lucas’ original Star Wars trilogy balanced many themes and storylines in an epic struggle between the forces of good and evil.
But at the heart of it all was the story of Luke Skywalker, a young farmer with aspirations to do good but an obligation to his family. After tragedy struck his home, Luke learned he had a greater destiny written in the stars and seized control, redeeming the sins of his father and saving the galaxy.
The legacy of Mark Hamill's character will be explored even further when Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters later this year, but in the meantime we can only reflect on the man he became after watching his journey over the course of three films.
The YouTube producers Heroes Fan Productions posted a new video recognizing Luke Skywalker’s journey and legacy in honor of the Star Wars franchise’s 40th anniversary. Just under 10 minutes long, it chronicles the character’s path from Tatooine to the Ahch-To where he was found in the closing moments of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
The Last Jedi promises to continue Luke’s journey in an intriguing and surprising direction, giving insight into his life after the destruction of the second Death Star and the death of his father.
This video is a helpful reminder of those pivotal moments that helped shaped a farmer into a Jedi Knight and, later, a Jedi Master.
We’ll learn more about Skywalker’s tale when Star Wars: The Last Jedi premieres in theaters on December 15.
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the second film in the new Star Wars sequel trilogy that began with Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015. The film will deal with Luke training Rey to become a, and possibly the last, Jedi. Meanwhile, the Resistance, including Poe Dameron and First Order defector Finn, continues to fight against the First Order, led by General Hux, while Supreme Leader Snoke and his Dark Side follower Kylo Ren continue their mysterious plot.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is written and directed by Rian Johnson and stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Andy Serkis, Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern, and Kelly Marie Tran.