UK film mag Empire has unveiled a new look at Luke Skywalker and his (hopefully) soon-to-be protege Rey from its October issue.
Although we’re still yet to see Luke Skywalker in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’, he’s finally opened up about his return to the galaxy far, far away. During an interview with Famous Monsters of Filmland, the 64-year-old Jedi finally spoke about ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’… and gave us a hint of what to expect. “But the fact that half a dozen cast members from the originals can be there to place it in some sort of context, to be there for the historical side of things, I think it’s wonderful.” - Star Wars 7 Theatrical Poster Revealed - Sneak Peek of Star Wars 7’s Full Trailer - Star Wars: Rogue One Script Re-Written? ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ has already introduced us to the next generation of heroes, with John Boyega’s Finn and Daisy Ridley’s Rey taking up arms against the First Order. “I’m old enough to be Luke’s grandfather now, and that’s a healthy, natural thing for people to see.” Of course, this doesn’t exactly give much away when it comes to the fate of Luke Skywalker – who has not been showcased in any of the trailers and is rumoured to be in exile following the events of ‘Return of the Jedi’.
Mark Hamill in ‘Star Wars.’ At the time this scene was filmed, his character’s name was still Luke Starkiller. He got the role in a little movie called Star Wars, but midway through shooting, his character’s name was changed to Skywalker.
Many Star Wars fans had only one question after watching the full-length trailer for The Force Awakens last week: Where was Luke Skywalker? While Han Solo (Harrison Ford) made a memorable first appearance in the April teaser and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) finally made her debut in the new poster and trailer, one of the heroes of the original trilogy has been mostly absent except for a voiceover and hooded glimpse in the second teaser. Abrams, after all, loves a good twist, which has some fans wondering if the man who was supposed to revive the Jedi Knights has instead turned to the dark side.