Mark Hamill’s iconic Jedi grasp Luke Skywalker was set to be killed off in George Lucas’ deliberate Star Wars sequel trilogy.
As followers of the epic space-operas will know, he finally meets his maker in director Rian Johnson’s 2017 flick The Last Jedi anyway, however a brand new Star Wars companion ebook titled Fascinating Facts (written by Pablo Hidalgo) sheds some gentle on the historical past of this twist.
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Photographed and uploaded to Twitter yesterday (October 13), an excerpt from the yet-to-be-published ebook confirms: “Years earlier than The Last Jedi started growth, the therapy left behind by George Lucas in 2012 additionally had Episode VIII be the one whereby Luke Skywalker would die.”
But this isn’t the one revelation to come back from Hidalgo’s work, because the social media thread additionally exhibits how Skywalker’s arc within the sequel trilogy would have mirrored one thing near that of Colonel Kurtz (the character performed by Marlon Brando in Apocalypse Now).
“As described by George Lucas, Rey is like Willard (Martin Sheen’s character) going up river looking for out Colonel Kurtz, an allusion to Apocalypse Now,” the writer writes.
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– Star Wars reveals Luke Skywalker had a yellow lightsaber lengthy earlier than Rey
“The story had Rey find Luke on a Jedi temple planet, but he is a recluse, withdrawn into a very dark space and needs to be drawn back from despair.”
The whole Star Wars Skywalker Saga is on the market to look at on Disney+. You can even personal the Saga on DVD, Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD.
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