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Star Wars Episode 8: Luke Skywalker May Not Be The Hero Rey Hopes For

As we saw in last year’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the events that took place in the original trilogy have almost become something of legend. As Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher have since become huge icons in pop culture, Luke, Han, and Leia have become big names in their own right. In The Force Awakens, we saw our new leading lady, Rey, search for Luke, and finally come across him near the closing credits of that great film. She held out his lightsaber, with a face that pleaded for him to take it.

So what happens next. Along with many other fans, we’ve gone to assume that Luke would become the Yoda of the next film in the franchise, Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Rey is only just discovering the true extent of her power, and as such, she would naturally need a teacher in order to reach that next level. That’s the sort of trope Star Wars has gone with in the past, and that’s what audiences expect.

But how will their relationship work on a deeper level? As we know, Rey looks up to Luke as this huge icon in history, but what is Luke like now?

Speaking at Star Wars Celebration, actress Daisy Ridley gave us some hints as to what we can expect:

“We go deeper into Rey’s story, and what is very apparent from where we left off in The Force Awakens, and where we pick up in The Last Jedi, is that Rey has a certain expectation as to what she might be getting from Luke, and what that might entail, and as a lot of people know, it’s difficult when you meet your heroes, because it might not be what you expect.”

Ouch. Luke Skywalker fans, get ready. He may very well be a completely broken man.

This is something that makes perfect sense. After all, Luke did deliberately go into hiding for some unknown reason. As such, when Rey finds him, can we really expect him to be the most selfless and altruistic human in the world? Yes, at the tail end of Return of the Jedi, he was able to overcome his temptation to the Dark Side, but there’s 30 years of history left unaccounted for, and as such, there have been plenty of opportunities for the galaxy to break Luke of his goodnatured sensibilities.

What do you think of Rey’s comments? What do you hope to get out of Luke Skywalker in this film? Let us know in the comments down below!

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