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Was Luke Skywalker supposed to die in ‘The Last Jedi’ or not?

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ included the death of Luke Skywalker. But was he always supposed to die?

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill)

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill)

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“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” had a pretty wild finish with Luke Skywalker — the legendary Jedi master — giving himself up to the Force, dying as he saved the lives for the Resistance.

But was it always supposed to be that way?

Skywalker’s death put an end to the life of one of the most historic characters in the “Star Wars” franchise. He appeared again in “The Rise of Skywalker,” too, so it’s not like a total end.

And it apparently this was always supposed to happen.

Pablo Hidalgo’s “The Star Wars Book” has revealed that George Lucas had specific plans for Luke Skywalker in “The Last Jedi,” according to Star Wars News Net.

The new book Star Wars Fascinating Facts delivers on that title with this one: in George Lucas’ 2012 treatment for the sequel trilogy, Luke died in Episode VIII. #StarWars

Twitter users Oozer took a snapshot of the text.

However, Mark Hamilltold IGNthat Lucas intended for Skywalker to survive from Episode VII all the way into Episode IX.

  • “I happen to know that George didn’t kill Luke until the end of IX, after he trained Leia,” Hamill said. “Which is another thread that was never played upon (in ‘The Last Jedi’).”