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Official Info Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) in Episode VIII (see warning on page 1065 before posting)

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Sequel Trilogy (Released Films)' started by Darth_Voider, Dec 17, 2015.

  1. CEB

    CEB Force Ghost star 5

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    “Redeem himself more”

    Disagree. His “redemption” (I wouldn’t call it that, so much as a return) paid off that arc, and Luke in IX continuing to “redeem himself’ would effectively be a drama killer - he’d be on “one last adventure” or something, and it would feel like belatedly going down the conventional path they avoided with Luke. Force ghost Luke might not be exactly what people want. But if they have a possibility in mindof what to do with him, I want to see that.
    I suspect that those people dismissively speculating that there’ll be a one scene cameo where he “tells perfect Rey what to do even though she needs no help” will be surprised.
     
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  2. n8storm

    n8storm Jedi Master star 1

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    So Luke's great redemption was to provide a distraction for the just dozen or so people left, but not tell anyone like Leia what he was doing? Instead, they all just stand there and watch him half the time before Poe figures out he is providing a distraction.
     
  3. CEB

    CEB Force Ghost star 5

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    I’m not engaging with reductive nonsense anymore. If that’s your genuine take on what happened, you didn’t pat attention to what was obviously happening. Try again, being honest about what Luke did, or moan in the complaints thread.
     
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  4. Darren_Saw

    Darren_Saw Jedi Knight star 1

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    A one scene cameo would be the worst of all options. Luke should now be done, I can't see any option where some FG appearance would be worthwhile. Hopefully they won't introduce some all powerful omnipotent Luke entity, unlikely as it would overshadow the new characters.

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  5. CEB

    CEB Force Ghost star 5

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    Can you give a brief précis of your writing credentials, so I know quite how much stock to place in the fact that you personally can’t see any optilns in which “FG Luke would be worthwhile”?
     
  6. Darren_Saw

    Darren_Saw Jedi Knight star 1

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    Apologies, I forgot we need to all be professional screen writers to be allowed to state our personal opinions on an internet forum.



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  7. CEB

    CEB Force Ghost star 5

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    State any opinion you want, but two years out, with zero knowledge of any plot points of IX, to flat out say “FG Luke can’t work” is a statement that will be scrutinised. If you’re not basing it on any actual thought about how it could work, then that’s fine, it’s your personal opinion, and it’s noted.
     
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  8. Ender_and_Bean

    Ender_and_Bean Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Force Ghost Obi-Wan and Yoda were...

    wait a second...

    both awesome!

    And not significantly different than being there giving advice.
     
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  9. Satipo

    Satipo Force Ghost star 7

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    FG Luke can definitely work. There is plenty of potential there. Open your eyes to what those possibilities could be and you might find you enjoy what happens with him next. If you're crossing your arms and shaking your head going "NOPE" for the next step of his arc, guaranteed you will hate it. Ask anyone who demanded that Luke do "x" in TLJ or that Rey be Related. You can't dictate the story. You can keep an open mind to how it might unfold. You're not guaranteed to like it that way either, but you definitely have a better chance.
     
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  10. themoth

    themoth Jedi Master star 4

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    I dig how Luke returns to save Leia and the rebels in their most desperate hour. The old hologram R2 plays of ANH Leia isn’t just a nostalgic hit, it’s a foreshadowing.
     
  11. Tycalibur

    Tycalibur Jedi Grand Master star 3

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    A few posts back, I believe A Chorus of Disapproval clearly stated: "The topic of this thread is NOT how both "sides" conveniently don't understand each other's references."

    I will now state only my and only my opinion about Force Ghost Luke and try to expound on that opinion a bit. Force Ghost Luke is often spoken of as an exciting element of IX, or as an acceptable consolation prize. Unless they radically change canon about exactly what Force Ghosts can do (and they showed signs of doing this with Yoda, and not necessarily in a good way), Force Ghost Luke will never live up to the potential that a living, breathing Luke would have, or could have. Then, if you take a look at past canon...I always felt Obi-Wan's role as a ghost was severely limited, which made him a very limited character after his death. I also cannot ignore the fact that Jeffrey Jacob Abrams is inherently wacky enough to bring Luke back, or write him into IX as not having exactly died/become one with the Force. A lot can be said to be 'on the table' now, due to the arguable writing decisions made in TLJ.

    I speak only for myself. I do not consider TLJ a favorite...it it mainly because of Luke's story treatment, and not because the fan theory wishlist was not 'fulfilled' by the film. I certainly wanted an original story, I simply dislike the fact that the story elements chosen for the film weren't remotely close to being as good as, nor better than the fan theories, especially those selected about Luke. Most of the theories about Luke could be considered bad fan fiction, and I expected the movie to play out better than them...and they couldn't even make the story better than what the fans were sloppily dreaming up.
     
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  12. JoJoPenelli

    JoJoPenelli Force Ghost star 5

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    I personally feel that, to a degree, they’ve sacrificed clear, comprehensible storytelling for the sake of mystery. We’ll see if they end up with the payoff they expected.
     
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  13. Alliyah Skywalker

    Alliyah Skywalker Jedi Knight star 3

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    I agree that they`re unlikely to give him a redemption story now as a Force Ghost. Unfortunately, I would need the mother of all redemption stories to like and respect this incarnation of the character again. So this is a catch 22 now for me.

    If it wasn`t the final movie of the trilogy there would probably a better chance to introduce something like a battle in the spirit realm or something like that. But for episode 9 that would most likely overburden the plot.
     
  14. oncafar

    oncafar Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Given that FG Yoda can bring lightening from the sky and manipulate objects (e.g. hitting Luke on the head with a log), it seems that FG Luke might not be terribly different from living Luke. The exception might be when he "can't interfere."
     
  15. ChildOfWinds

    ChildOfWinds Force Ghost star 6

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    Which is why a living, breathing Luke would have been better. I believe that Rian Johnson said something about there being more that could be done with Luke as a force ghost, and I definitely disagree about that. As I keep saying, if they really had a plan for Luke for ix, if they really had a role for him to play, they wouldn’t have killed Luke off. And, there SHOULD have been a role for Luke to play. He was the only Jedi Master, and Rey wasn’t even trained. Luke should have lived to train her, and later, others. I am not a fan of the idea that a person can magically become a Jedi in less than a week and with no training, which seems to be what we are getting. No work, no struggle, no effort, no guidance involved, just instant Jedi.

    No thanks!
     
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  16. oncafar

    oncafar Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Rey's not a Jedi yet. And the ST isn't primarily about Luke.
     
  17. ChildOfWinds

    ChildOfWinds Force Ghost star 6

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    Well, for someone who is not a Jedi, she seems to be showing some pretty impressive skills! In the boulder juggle and the battle against the guards, she seemed to be on a par after a few days with Luke after four years. And, if she is not a Jedi yet, who is going to train her?! The only Jedi Master died from using the force, so there is no one left to teach her. And, I am sorry, but I hate the idea that she can become a Jedi by reading books and without being mentored, guided, or directly taught by a Jedi Master.

    As for this not being about Luke, I think we all know that Rey is supposed to be the main character. Someone should have mentioned this to Rian Johnson though, because Rey was even sidelined for a while and Luke and Kylo were given focus. Rey didn’t learn anything; Rey didn’t stuggle; she really wasn’t tested; she didn’t grow; she didn’t make mistakes. Instead Johnson presented Luke as the one who made mistakes and struggled; as the one who still needed to learn. It shouldn’t have been this way. This story was all backwards.
     
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  18. oncafar

    oncafar Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Is being a Jedi about lifting boulders though? I mean, that's not really what it's about. Luke can still train Rey as a ghost and maybe some other ghosts will show up as well. Rey also has the "sacred Jedi texts" which she'll probably read before IX. Rey is a character who differs from Luke in a lot of ways. One way is that she is a more independent character who relies less on others to teach her skills. Rey has had to develop her skills on her own, and that's just a part of her character.

    I don't wish to enter into the debate about if Rey struggled or not in this thread. Rey's struggles from my POV in TLJ are primarily on a personal level. It's about her belief that someone else needs to show her her place in things--this looking for someone to define her for her. She also deals with her abandonment issues. These are the things that are blocking Rey from determining her own place or defining herself. So she does travel through the darkness, it's just in a different way.
     
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  19. Rickleo123

    Rickleo123 Jedi Knight star 3

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    Luke's character is beyond ruined. FG Luke won't be allowed to have any real role in the film, especially not something that will overshadow Princess Perfect Rey. The only scenario I can see happening is somehow over the course of the next 10 years or so canon books, comics somehow retcon or flesh out the failures of Rian and JJ and bring some semblance of heroism and honor back to Luke as a character post ROTJ.
     
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  20. Tycalibur

    Tycalibur Jedi Grand Master star 3

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    Rey as written in The Last Jedi has demonstrated that she did not need nor even want Luke's help. That is her connection and dynamic to and with Luke in the film - to find him and discover she doesn't need him after all. The scene with Yoda and all her inexplicable Force feats reinforce this. That's how the story was written.
     
  21. oncafar

    oncafar Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Wait. Rey spent a large chunk of her time on Ahch-to asking for Luke's help. It was Luke who was being standoffish. So it's not true that she didn't want Luke's help.

    Rey's story is more about being independent and learning to do things for yourself and I don't know if this is a message that they want to send to current generations? That sometimes no one will define you for you, no one will just give you a place (and if they do, sometimes that's actually not a good thing), sometimes no one will spoon feed you the answers, sometimes you just have to develop yourself and teach yourself.

    In any case, I think that Luke saying to Yoda that he can't be what Rey needs is kind of meaningful, in that Rey actually wants A LOT from Luke. It goes rather beyond just a teacher-student relationship. I think that after her path in TLJ, Rey might not have so many expectations, i.e. that Luke will no longer be expected to do everything for her--define her identity, substitute for her parents, determine for her her place in things, save the galaxy while she provides support, etc. in addition to teaching her about the Force.

    I can't talk about her Force feats without IX as I feel some of it will be cleared up by IX.
     
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  22. Tycalibur

    Tycalibur Jedi Grand Master star 3

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    In the end...she did not need Luke's help. That is how the dynamic was written.
     
  23. oncafar

    oncafar Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Still, she will probably end up learning things from Luke in IX.
     
  24. Star war

    Star war Jedi Knight star 3

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    I agree she is not a jedi yet.

    Regarding ST not being about Luke Skywalker,
    this is the skywalker saga and Rey is a "nobody" .

    Luke still holds more importance than Rey bcoz this is his family's story.

    Why did i watch the previous six movies if in the end they will show that the skywalkers are a curse on the galaxy and Rey "nobody" will fix everything skywalkers ruined?

    If they wanted to show how great, independent and awesome Rey is they should have given her a different trilogy than the saga.

    They basically are trying to show that the skywalkers are wrong and messed up but Rey "nobody" is the solution to everything.

    Now she has MF, Anakin's saber, is new face of the resistance and will probably start a new jedi order.

    While Luke, Han, Leia are all dead.
    Kylo is the big bad.
    Anakin as Darth Vader is the most hated man of the galaxy.

    What a way to make Rey important.
     
  25. oncafar

    oncafar Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I don't know. I feel like Rey is more important than Luke in the ST because she is the protagonist...