A Luke Skywalker poster created by a fan is deemed better than the actual Star Wars: The Force Awakens official images released so far, and shows the missing Star Wars hero.
It is clear that Luke Skywalker has become the focus of fans anxious to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens in a little over a month. Since Disney is keeping the Jedi hidden from any promotional material, fans are doing their own thing.
This particular Luke Skywalker poster made by fan Adam Relf, who is an illustrator, is the best thing we’ve seen featuring the Star Wars original trilogy hero. Abrams is keeping the Jedi away from prying eyes and it’s driving everyone crazy. Check out the Luke Skywalker fan art.
The obvious question is why and of course theories abound as to the reason Luke Skywalker is missing so far. Actor Mark Hamill, who returns to The Force Awakens, portrays the legendary character once again and was sighted filming in the remote Irish island, wearing a bushy beard for most of the Star Wars production last year, which led fans to speculate he has lived as a recluse.
Some SPOILERS follow, read with caution.
Luke Skywalker rumors are rampant on the Internet and talk that he has turned evil were fueled by Hamill himself in 2005 and fans picked up on it, in their effort to discover why the Jedi is missing. One of the most popular theories is that Luke is actually The First Order villain, Kylo Ren (Adam Driver).
Let’s face it, Luke was part of one of the greatest moments in the Star Wars franchise history in The Empire Strikes Back. Back then, fans were stunned to find out the hated villain, Darth Vader, was Luke Skywalker’s father, who had turned to the Dark Side. The Star Wars prequels told the story of Anakin Skywalker and why he became Darth Vader.
In The Force Awakens, fans will discover what happened to Luke Skywalker after Return of the Jedi and why Abrams has kept him secret. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Mark Hamill discussed an evil Luke Skywalker with J.J. Abrams long before anyone knew The Force Awakens would come to pass.
This old interview has been the topic of much discussion in the Star Wars fandom, which is trying to solve the Luke Skywalker mystery and how the struggle between good and evil continues to be present in The Force Awakens plotline. Moreover, the tone of Return of the Jedi became darker than A New Hope, when fans first met the Star Wars hero, because of the weight of this family tragedy.
A recent theory, made by the fansite Star Wars News, claims Star Wars: The Force Awakens heroine, Rey (Daisy Ridley), and Kylo Ren are related. This would indeed be a shock, but remember, creator George Lucas did that to fans with the revelation that Luke is Darth Vader’s son and later on with the announcement that Luke and Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher) are twin siblings.
Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy recently added to the speculation with some statements which show the new Star Wars trilogy will focus on the Skywalker family saga, but who are the members of this family?
Even though Disney, Abrams, and Kennedy have insisted the Expanded Universe is no longer the canon, some fans believe not all elements are out the window. In the 1995 novel The Courtship of Princess Leia, Han Solo (Harrison Ford) marries Leia and they have three children, twins Jaina and Jacen, and son Anakin. Disney’s promotional videos and images have shown three of the new Star Wars characters.
Another reason to think Rey and Kylo Ren are part of the Skywalker family is that the villain is present in all the promotional teasers and posters released to date. That is a good indicator that the relationship between these Star Wars characters is a close one.
Some quarters think it’s possible Rey and Kylo Ren (whose name is thought to be a title more than a given name) are the twins, but who is Anakin? What about Finn? Is he the son of Han’s old pal, Lando Calrissian (Billy Dee Williams)? But who is the mother? Could it be Leia? (Remember Lando’s fixation with the beautiful Princess). So many questions and no answers, but all that will change when Star Wars: The Force Awakens lands in theaters on December 18.
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