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What’s special about Luke Skywalker’s necklace in Star Wars: The Last Jedi?

Please do not share the details of this article openly on social media and spoil Star Wars: The Last Jedi for those that want to remain spoiler free. These are very general spoilers but let’s respect other fan’s wishes and not spoil those that do not appreciate advanced information.  Be cool! 

During preproduction for Star Wars: The Last Jedi I heard rumors about Luke Skywalker having a Kyber crystal he was protecting and/or hiding. One version of the story basically went that Skywalker appeared to have pieces of Darth Vader’s lightsaber on him but they were obscured and you wouldn’t really notice unless you were into the lore. Those kinds of rumors are always fun, especially when they’re coming from credible avenues of information.

I have been told that in Star Wars: The Last Jedi our favorite Skywalker is wearing a pretty cool necklace that might connect to that rumor. The shape supposedly is sort of like that of a wooden dog whistle when seen from a distance. I know that’s a weird analogy but that’s what I was told. However, the interesting part is that when you look at the bottom of the necklace hanging around the neck of Luke Skywalker, you will see a red crystal protruding from the bottom of it.

The red crystal or gem on the bottom of the necklace is factual and very solid information and he does wear it in the film. I don’t know if this is a story element explored in the film or if it will just be a part of the lore.  I’m putting it with the rumor I opened with because it makes a lot of sense and I think the connection could be pretty strong between those early rumors and what I’ve learned he wears on screen. If Luke Skywalker has the last Darth Vader Kyber crystal, someone like Kylo Ren would really want it. I don’t know why Luke Skywalker doesn’t just destroy it. But he would clearly see that someone as into symbolism as Kylo Ren would be even more of a monster if he possessed it. If it is a story element, will Kylo get it back and stabilize his saber with the power source of his grandfather’s lightsaber? It doesn’t sound like Kylo is getting it without getting better of Luke Skywalker first, though.

The jewelry in The Last Jedi is pretty fascinating to me considering what we heard about Snoke’s ring and now Luke Skywalker’s necklace.

I also want to add that it could be cool to have both versions of Anakin Skywalker’s lightsaber locked in combat in this trilogy considering how cool and strange it is Anakin’s blue saber is in Rey’s hands now.

Like I said, this could just be a fun detail costume designer Michael Kaplan implemented that Rian Johnson doesn’t plan to explore. We don’t know. But it is a detail I find fascinating and I figure if I do, you might too. It is always fun to discuss something new about Luke Skywalker because he’s alive on screen again. Finally, Luke Skywalker is back and I can’t say that enough because it makes me so happy to say it.

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