Several reports have already suggested that a big twist is about to happen in “Star Wars: Episode 8” and Luke Skywalker might just be at the center of it all.
With almost 16 months left before its much-awaited release date on Dec. 15, 2017, fans of the upcoming space opera movie have been sharing their thoughts on what will happen to the character of Mark Hamill.
How pivotal his role would be in the development of Daisy Ridley’s Rey and Adam’s Driver’s Kylo Ren?
Let us then look into the speculations, which some fans and publications have in mind when it comes to the appearance of Luke Skywalker in “Star Wars: Episode 8.”
According to Reddit user Abraxadabra, the Jedi Master might play a big part in the anticipated twist.
“What if REY was the villain in the making and Kylo became the hero?” the fan wrote. “What if we find out Luke did kill Rey’s parents, what if that first rage inside Rey, her emotional attachments to her new friends, etc lead to her downfall? Luke was able to overcome his late training and draw to the dark, but who’s to say Rey could do the same?”
While this theory on the characters of Luke Skywalker, Rey and Kylo Ren in “Star Wars: Episode 8” appeared to be “unlikely,” Abraxadabra pointed out that this this could be an “interesting twist.”
“I think you could even keep the Rey Skywalker theory and have it work still, if not be even more tragic,” the Reddit user continued. “But the key to this truly being interesting from a story telling point of view, you have to have Kylo flip too.”
Meanwhile, Cinema Blend reported that the last remaining Jedi would be seen in more scenes this time. Is this a signal that he would really be the center of the upcoming story? Could this be an affirmation to the fan’s theory?
Accordingly, in “Star Wars: Episode 8,” Luke Skywalker would be seen more than 10 times. It was noted that in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” he was only present in less than 10 frames.
On the other hand, Screen Crush shared that the title of the eighth installment of the “Star Wars” franchise is still under wraps. “I heard a title, but I’m not sure if it’s even going to be that,” Daisy Ridley said. She added that it may “take a while” before it comes out.