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In some ways, this is as big as the BIG rumor we ran earlier in the week. Its pretty much pertains to the end of the film. So you might want to check out at this point. If you’re a spoileraholic like I am, then let me indulge you. Oh yeah, I’m also going to talk about the big rumor from earlier in the week too, so it kind of goes hand in hand. I’m not going to elaborate on everything but what’s important is in here, trust me on that. This is very general.
I was going to sit up on this for a little while but today our friend Da7e at Latino Review mentioned that Luke is very inactive in the film. I can’t disagree with them. Since the conversation has begun, lets get to it, there is no reason to save it. Really quickly, let me discuss past Luke rumors. The things we heard about Luke in the past came from pretty good places. I think they were legitimate ideas and/or deliberate misinformation. Drawing Kylo looking like a younger Luke Skywalker didn’t help either. We also heard Luke is a little nutty, that all might be accurate, but it probably isn’t and it doesn’t pertain to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It might be an Episode VIII issue for all I know. But like I said, I doubt it.
I’ve kind of struggled with this recently because I have a hard time imagining Luke Skywalker is barely in this film since I’ve learned of this truth. But when I read the entire film and the way it unfolds, I trust the choice. It just feels right to me when it unfolds.
I have wondered if it was a trick or something else. I want to think there is stuff being hidden. But I gotta go with what evidence there is. I really truly believe this evidence I have is very accurate. The evidence is that Luke Skywalker is not really in this film. Two different documents from the production show Mark Hamill as only having one sequence in the entire film.
But if you want to know exactly what Luke does in the film, read on.
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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. They fly away to a new planet and the Falcon lands.
Rey walks up the stone steps. She comes up to a figure and puts the Lightsaber in his hand. Its Luke Skywalker.
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.
Did they really have Mark Hamill on set all that time just to hang out and obscure his place in the film? Is that why Hamill was able to attend all of those events and stuff like that when need be? It would be good for that and good for letting the cast bond and it might explain why we never have any pictures of Luke Skywalker as he only filmed for a short amount of time.
Please don’t get mad at me for not telling many of you want you wanted to hear. Structurally, there’s really no place for him in the story I’ve read. The documentation we have seen only states Hamill has this one sequence and they’re the final scenes in the film for sure.