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SPECULATION If Luke Is Alive Does Star Wars "Jump the Shark"?

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' started by Rayjefury, Mar 22, 2018.

  1. Andrew Waples

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    If Yoda and Obi-Wan can come back in the next installment, I see no reason why Luke can't.
    --- Double Post Merged, Apr 4, 2018, Original Post Date: Apr 4, 2018 ---
    I noticed a blue hue around Yoda. But yes, everyone clearly saw Luke. Even the non-Force sensitives.
     
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    It depends on how they did. I would definitely like to see living Luke back with a chance to fully participate as a resistance leader.

    Maybe at the beginning Rey "wakes" up from a vision in the sea cave. The "vision" that Rey had to endure was TLJ. She climbs out of the cave and Luke pulls her up, informing her that her training is now complete and they prepare to go help the others. XD
     
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    This is a sad, sad time to be a Star Wars fan. This shouldn't even be a conversation. If someone was going to kill off Luke, it should have been done in a way that did the character justice and not have fans arguing about how to bring him back. I haven't been on this site much since TLJ. It's just depressing. Rebels finale was fantastic though.
     
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    I would have to see how it panned out, but my initial reaction is a hard yes. He should only return as a Force ghost. Fake deaths generally suck. Not to mention, it's completely unnecessary in a franchise where certain characters can still live on as ghost/spirits.

    I thought Luke went out like a hero. Here is somebody who lost his way and was completely and utterly defeated, but used every last ounce of energy to save his friends. Plus, we got a glimpse of how much of a badass he was in his prime without it being a stereotypical big showdown between the good guy and the bad guy. It was actually quite different than your standard "big fight".
     
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    Hold onto hope until that metal hand falls onto those rocks....
     
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    I sympathize with this—I see this sentiment a lot—but I can't help but think that Luke had been a character for 40 years, through five movies. A what point does it stop being "early" or too soon?

    Also, he's totes gonna be a Force ghost, right?
     
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    Yoda disappears with his clothes when he dies in 6

    The robotic hand has been part of Luke for 35 years, so he dies with it.
     
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    He will, but Force Ghost only really make cameos. That I would have liked to see him go out with a literal bang (something a la Holdo) I guess is immaterial now. What's done is done.
     
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    As time goes on it's becoming clearer that Luke's final moment is a genius moment in story telling. It completes a wonderful arc in the film and stays true to Luke throwing down his saber at the end of the Return of the Jedi.
     
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    In my book, TFA and TLJ already jumped the shark.

    I’m not trying to bash the ST. I just mean that I love the PT, OT, and R1 so much that it makes it especially frustrating to see movies added to the series that, at least for me, don’t live up to the others.
     
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    He displayed an incredible amount of Force power that no other Force user has done before. How is that not going out like a bang? Yoda had a pretty significant role albeit well (pardon the pun) short. So did Obi-Wan in six he told the whole truth to Luke and it set him on the path to meet with Vader. Yes they're cameos, but they have been significant.
     
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    Of course Luke is still with us...no good thing ever dies.

    Do you not follow Star Wars?

    Whatever spirit Luke occupies in Episode IX it's gonna rock, because Mark Hamill is delivering the performance.

    Also for the millionth time, Luke is not Batman. He doesn't solve problems by punching things in the face and then retiring to some bourgeois lifestyle.

    He's a myth, a legend and the savior of hope in the galaxy.
     
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    Mark is not in IX. :(
     
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    He'll most definitely be in the next film.
     
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    He's alive...in the afterlife as a force ghost.
     
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    This is the realm of the subjective, so you can like Luke's ending while I don't at the same time and neither one of us is wrong. He projected a hologram and died afterwards; it was not impressive to me. It's ok if you thought it was; I'm not belittling you for enjoying it. Some people may not have been impressed with Kylo freezing a blaster round, that to me was more impressive - it's all subjective. Lor San Tekka's appearance in TFA was a cameo also, could probably also argue it was significant as well. Still not the capacity I had hoped to see Luke, but like I said, it's immaterial now. The die is cast.
     
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    Nobody's ever really gone, especially powerful force users. Force ghosts always seem at peace, they can influence events and as of TLJ even interact with the physical world. So my thinking is what does it matter if Luke's physically there or not? He can still play a part, we get to see him on screen, if he needed to he could use the force from beyond the grave, he basically chose to die and let's be real, he's an old man, what would be the point in him hanging around in old age when there's nothing he can't accomplish while "dead"?

    Han's death was a real gut punch and felt final because he isn't magic. I think most were slightly perplexed when Luke disappeaered but basically no one was sad over it, because we all know it's just his physical body that disappeared. I don't think anyone at Lucasfilm is stupid enough to think bringing him back is a good idea, he's still alive really, he's just shed the 'crude matter'
     
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    I suppose we could always see Luke alive and well in his own standalone movie, like rogue one and solo. I don’t think many fans would be happy with a younger actor taking over the role, so given mark hamills age they’d have to set it during his Jedi temple years
     
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    This would be my preference. There's a thirty year window that's perfect for telling adventures of Luke.
     
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    He's got a contract for three movies. So he will be in the next movie. Especially because of his final line to Kylo: "See you around kid".

    To be honest though I don't need to see Luke again. His story is told.
     
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