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.
- “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’).”