New Star Wars: The Last Jedi Details Reveal Luke’s First Line … Maybe


Star Wars has been teasing its fans about Luke’s first sequel lines since he appeared in The Force Awakens, so here’s what they’ll be in The Last Jedi.

While director Rian Johnson tirelessly works on editing The Last Jedi, he already showed cuts of the film to Disney CEO Bob Iger, who promises the film will be great. (What else is he going to say? Gimme a break.) But he also shared it with Disney shareholders this week. Of course, that means it’s time for the lovely, worldwide internet to get a dose of spoilers.

Thankfully, The Hollywood Reporter compiled some interesting tidbits via Twitter. Specifically, an LA Times writer, Daniel Miller, shared some of the details of what he’d seen, which include details that THR describes as follows:

"The footage shows Luke (Mark Hamill) asking Rey (Daisy Ridley) who she is, as she hands him his long lost lightsaber. Other characters who appear include Chewbacca, General Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher) and Finn (John Boyega)."

Now, I hate to be the one to point this out. But the above excerpt cannot all be derived from this single tweet:

Because it’s apparent that everyone in attendance saw a special cut, not a sequential clip. In fact, all of Miller’s tweets support this. He says General Leia made an appearance … and she’s obviously not on Ahch-To.

And if you have ever watched a trailer in your life before, then you know they’re edited to be misleading. The Force Awakens infamously ended with Rey and Luke in a staring contest. The closing scene showed Luke bowing his head in a very “Did you at least bring donuts?” gaze, while Rey looked like she was about to cry because, damn, she should’ve brought donuts. Nothing breaks the ice like donuts.

But that doesn’t mean Luke’s “Who are you?” line is the first thing out of his mouth when we return to this scene in The Last Jedi.

Just to give you an idea how Star Wars has used this trick before, just remember how long it took Luke to figure out he was talking to Yoda on Dagobah. It wasn’t immediate. So Luke could easily take Rey back to his hut and cook her some soup while talking about Kylo Ren and General Leia before he even thinks to ask her where she came from or why she has his lightsaber.

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More importantly, I don’t think Luke wants to know who Rey is as much as he senses the strength of the Force within her and wants to know if she knows who she is. In that case, “Who are you?” would be equivalent to sending Rey into a cave to face her fear of the Dark Side.

Though, we won’t know until Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters on Dec. 15.