With the reawakening of the Star Wars movie with The Force Awakens, the Star Wars fans were in for a treat when they saw their beloved hero of the galaxy Luke Skywalker in action in the sequel to The Force Awakens and the second movie of The Last Jedi trilogy.
Luke gave it his all in his fight against Kylo Ren, the new commander of the First Order. In the final battle of Crait, when the Resistance was on its last legs against the bad guys, it was Luke Skywalker that came to their rescue by fighting the entirety of the First Order forces led by Kylo head on till the rest could escape. And that act would demand of him the ultimate sacrifice.
As it turns out, it was not Kylo Ren or the stress of carrying the whole galaxy’s burden on his shoulders that killed him. Luke Skywalker did not become one with the Force as the rest of them have us believe. Luke was murdered by the Force and Mark Hamill, who plays the character on screen, has finally confirmed it. Presenting – Mark Hamill finally confirms it was the Force that killed him in The Last Jedi!!!
Many of us thought that Luke just became so overdosed with the Force that the Force decided to welcome him into itself. That would make Luke literally become one with the Force, a phenomenon that is seldom seen in the Star Wars Universe.
The only people who have actually done it in the movies are said to be Jedi Master Yoda and Anakin Skywalker aka Darth Vader. And they did it only after their death. Luke did it voluntarily. Or did he? He never truly was assimilated into the Force. Instead, Mark Hamill says, he was pulled into it like a black hole pulls a lone spacecraft.
On his twitter feed, Luke Skywalker claims the thing we feared the most. He says that Luke did not die we thought he deserved to. His death was painful, to say the least, and he was not content.
If the Force, the thing that makes Luke Skywalker Luke Skywalker, is the thing that killed him, then life has played a cruel and vicious joke on him. He says and we quote:
“The Force killed Luke,” Hamill writes on Twitter Monday. He was there along with other panels from the Marvel Comics adaptation penned by none other than the talented Gary Whitta. “You have to acknowledge the irony in his fate. Almost like an addict that kicked his habit cold-turkey, remained clean for decades, only to re-use just once & then, tragically, overdoses.”
Here is the twitter post we are talking about:
Luke Skywalker died a junkie’s death, says Mark Hamill. In the end, he was so addicted to the Force that he had to stay aloof of it for so long that he had forgotten how that ‘drug’ tasted.
The moment he tasted it again, courtesy of Rey, he gave in to his cravings and the force sucked him in completely. Force Fatality guys. As much as we hate to say this but Luke Skywalker was a junkie.
Hamill further adds in the same panel:
“I said, you know, even if I did something ghastly like picking the wrong young student, that I would redouble my efforts. I wouldn’t just go off to an island for 30 years. But that’s not my job. I had to do what I can do the best to realize the vision of the writer, in this case, Rian Johnson.”
Star Wars: The Last Jedi has already witnessed its Blu-Ray and DVD Release. The official film synopsis for the movie reads;
Luke Skywalker’s peaceful and solitary existence gets upended when he encounters Rey, a young woman who shows strong signs of the Force. Her desire to learn the ways of the Jedi forces Luke to make a decision that changes their lives forever. Meanwhile, Kylo Ren and General Hux lead the First Order in an all-out assault against Leia and the Resistance for supremacy of the galaxy.