Ever since the first trailer for ‘Star Wars, Episode VIII: The Last Jedi’ hit the internet after the recent Star Wars Celebration gathering, fans have been combing through the footage, trying to glean as much information as they can about details and highlights that the forthcoming film may contain. Making Star Wars, a website with a pretty decent rack record for being correct on receiving accurate information from the sets of the Star Wars films, has recently dropped some interesting info about Luke Skywalker and an intriguing aspect about his wardrobe.
WARNING: Potential spoilers lie ahead – stop reading now if you want to avoid that sort of thing!
As the (currently unconfirmed) theory goes, Luke spends his time in ‘The Last Jedi’ wearing a very particular necklace. As the folks at Making Star Wars put it:
The shape [of the necklace] supposedly is sort of like that of a wooden dog whistle when seen from a distance… however, the interesting part is that when you look at the bottom of the necklace hanging around the neck of Luke Skywalker, you will see a red crystal protruding from the bottom of it.
The red crystal or gem on the bottom of the necklace is factual and very solid information and he does wear it in the film. I don’t know if this is a story element explored in the film or if it will just be a part of the lore. I’m putting it with the rumor I opened with because it makes a lot of sense and I think the connection could be pretty strong between those early rumors and what I’ve learned he wears on screen.
The natural conclusion to draw, of course, is that this red crystal is a shard of the kyber crystal from Darth Vader’s lightsaber. If true, this opens up a large realm of possibilities of how this could fit into the larger plot of the “new trilogy:” does Kylo Ren’s lightsaber seem so “jagged” and unfinished because it’s constructed from pieces of Vader’s saber but is missing this shard? If so, could Kylo come looking to take the crystal from Luke? If Rey has Anakin’s lightsaber and Kylo has (what’s left of) Vader’s, are we literally seeing the elder Skywalker’s internal struggle play out on screen when Kylo and Rey do battle?
The possibilities are endless, and for now, sadly, they are just theoretical possibilities – but they are certainly fun to think about!
‘Star Wars, Episode VIII: The Last Jedi’ opens in US theaters on December 15, 2018.
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