It’s nice to hear that Luke Skywalker is to play a critical role in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
The confirmation comes courtesy of Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and Mark Hamill, who were speaking at the Star Wars Celebration panel for The Last Jedi earlier this morning.Hamil said “To a certain extent, it’s not Luke’s story anymore. But I think he’s an important part of the overall arc of the Saga, and again there’s a lot of mystery about him even within the film. So you have to fill in your own back story”.
Midway through, Kennedy interrupted Hamill to underline that Luke “is so significantly important to this next film.” Star Wars Episode: The Last Jedi explodes onto cinema screens with the power of a Death Star laser on December 15th.