Lucas Film gave us the lovable Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Then they divided the Star Wars fan base with the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The world never knew that Luke Skywalker could be this much of a coward. The fans were not ready to accept the fact that the hero of the galaxy could fall down so much from grace. The Last Jedi polarized the fan base to a large extent, the after-effects of which are still felt today by Lucas Film. As a result, the rumors kept persisting that the last and final movie of the Star Wars trilogy might be heading towards a course correction measure. There might be a flashback in The Last Jedi trilogy’s final movie, that is, Star Wars Episode 9, where the movie will show a flashback sequence featuring Luke Skywalker at his full strength. Presenting – Star Wars Episode 9 Theory reveals Flashback of Luke Skywalker at full power!!
Director Rian Johnson, the one that gave us The last Jedi, has never been about pleasing people. For him, Star Wars: The Last Jedi was a vision that was bought into fruition. He wanted Luke Skywalker to be portrayed that way and he is ready to fight the world for it. No matter how many times he is asked by the fans, his answer has been always the same – Luke Skywalker, the one we saw in the Last Jedi movie, is the true version of the character and not just an empty shell of another, more powerful and perfect iteration that was lost to the pages of time some time ago.
On the other hand, Director J.J. Abrams has always been about pleasing people. The last Star Wars movie he directed was Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which had a clear ode to Star Wars: A New Hope. Abrams might be deciding to include a flashback sequence where a lot of legacy characters might be returning to play their parts.
As it turns out, the rumours about Lando Calrissian returning to mainstream Star Wars continuity are actually true. Billy Dee Williams, the guy who played Lando Calrissian in the Original Trilogy, is returning to play a part in the trilogy ending the movie. Then does it mean what we think it means?
Most likely yes!
How will the flashback sequences play out, you ask? Star Wars Episode 9 will be the first Star Wars movie to include any flashback sequence of any kind. It has never been tried before. The flashback sequences will probably take the viewers to Luke training Kylo Ren in the ways of the Force.
Maybe then, a final display of Luke Skywalker’s ultimate strength, before age and time zapped it out of him, might be coming to the big screens after all. It will also help the award-winning franchise answer a lot of questions unanswered after the end of the last Star Wars movie, Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Let us hope the studio gives the fans exactly what they want right now.
The Last Jedi trilogy began with Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The official film synopsis for the movie reads:
Thirty years after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, the galaxy faces a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and the First Order. When a defector named Finn (John Boyega) crash-lands on a desert planet, he meets Rey (Daisy Ridley), a tough scavenger whose droid contains a top-secret map.
Together, the young duo joins forces with Han Solo (Harrison Ford) to make sure the Resistance receives the intelligence concerning the whereabouts of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), the last of the Jedi Knights.
The last mainstream continuity Star Wars movie to be released was Star Wars: The Last Jedi. 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.
Do I really look like a guy with a plan? You know what I am? I’m a dog chasing cars. I wouldn’t know what to do with one if I caught it! You know, I just… do things