ByPatricia D, writer at
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As with anything that has to do with Star Wars 7: The Force Awakens, we warn you to take this piece with a huge grain of salt and if you don't want to hear about possible spoilers, what are you doing here? Just kidding.

The website, The Making Of Star Wars is reporting that we will get to meet the son of Luke Skywalker when the much awaited blockbuster finally flies into theaters on December 18. According to editor-in-chief Jason Ward, he has heard from four different (reliable) sources that Domhnall Gleeson will portray the Jedi Master's offspring.

Here is what Ward knows from his very good sources:

I factually know that Gleeson is an Imperial in the film tasked with sending Chrome Stormtroopers after Finn (John Boyega). He strikes me as Padmé playing Admiral Piett, if you get my drift (especially if yesterday’s rumors are correct). He reports to the villains in the film and even helps them hunt Finn.

Apparently, Gleeson’s character is playing both sides to disarm the galaxy of its super weapons held by both sides which 'should not be allowed to exist according to his internal moral compass.' But it appears he might do some bad things in the name of the greater good over the course of the film. I’ve wondered if this is an extrapolation of Lawrence Kasdan’s idea that Luke Skywalker would turn 'evil' in Return of the Jedi and use one Death Star to destroy the others and Coruscant (Had Abbadon), killing the Emperor and the heads of the Empire.

The premise certainly seems plausible and Ward is firmly standing by his sources. If that is the case, Gleeson's characters will be one of the most fascinating ones to follow in this new generation director J.J. Abrams will bring to audiences worldwide in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker (Lucasfilm)
Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker (Lucasfilm)

The general consensus is that Luke Skywalker steps out of the limelight following the events of Return of the Jedi and goes missing, interrupting all contact with his friends, Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher). Skywalker's son is thought to 'be at it' even before his father disappeared from the face of the Galaxy and his duplicitous activities will create a whole new front in the war against what is left of the Death Star.

"The real war then begins and the fight for the control of planets and territory begins, causing a conflict the storytellers hope will lead to countless Star Wars tales for years to come." Ward speculates the events of [Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens](movie:711158).

Additionally, the unnamed sources believe that Luke Skywalker's son "goes rogue and pulls this off while others believe it was part of a master plan put into effect before the film begins." But a new war is not what the "good guys" really want, so he may be jeopardizing the mission as a whole.

We will see if all these rumors pan out and whether Domhnall Gleeson will indeed play Luke Skywalker's son in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.


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