‘Star Wars 8’ Theory: Kylo Ren’s Showdown With Rey And Luke Skywalker Might Include New Character [Spoilers]

There is little doubt that Rey and Luke Skywalker will be spending plenty of time alone in Ahch-To in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. After all, the scavenger from Jakku is expected to undergo some tough training under the wary eyes of Anakin Skywalker’s son. But is it possible that another character will be joining them in the remote planet? There are speculations that Rey and Luke will find an unexpected ally when Kylo Ren launches an attack in Episode VIII.

The last few minutes of Star Wars: The Force Awakens offered a brief glimpse at Luke Skywalker, who appears to be living alone in Ahch-To. The scene somehow confirmed that Luke has now become a hermit, just like his own mentor Yoda. Nevertheless, some believe that The Last Jedi will reveal that Luke will get some help as he prepares Rey to fulfill her own destiny. Is it finally time for Obi-Wan Kenobi to make another appearance as a Force Ghost?

There have been speculations that Obi-Wan Kenobi will play a key role in Star Wars 8. After all, the late Jedi Master had appeared to Luke Skywalker despite being killed by Darth Vader in A New Hope. It is possible that Obi-Wan will return to guide Luke as he teaches Rey the ways of the Jedi. The possibility has already been teased by a fan who had attended a press event that featured footage from Episode VIII.

Luke Skywalker might communicate with Obi-Wan Kenobi's Force Ghost in 'Star Wars 8'. [Image by Lucasfilm]

But will Ben Kenobi be a part of the epic showdown between Kylo Ren, Rey, and Luke Skywalker in Ahch-To? It is still unclear whether a Force Ghost can actually wield a lightsaber and join the fight. However, it looks like Rey will be reunited with an old friend. There are reports suggesting Finn and Poe Dameron will end up on the remote planet just as Kylo and the Knights of Ren make their attack. Hopefully, the Resistance will be able to save Rey and Luke before Kylo goes too far in Star Wars 8.

Will Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Force Ghost finally return in Episode VIII? Can Rey and Luke Skywalker defeat Kylo Ren as well as the Knights of Ren? The truth will be revealed in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which premieres on December 15.

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