ByKaitlynn Bauer, writer at
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Kaitlynn Bauer

Luke is the son of Darth Vader, in other words he is the person that saved the day to lead his friends in the uprising against the Empire. He is the only brother of Leia (who he might have fallen in love with at some time before he knew). He is the last apprentice of the infamous Yoda. But you knew that already. Even those who have not seen the first two movies have a general understanding of who Luke is.

If he is so important to the brilliant Star Wars universe then why has J.J. Abrams left him out of every trailer for the upcoming movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens so far?? Shouldn't he be on the poster?? Let's look further into what the conspiracy theories say about Luke's fate.

The one question that convinced Abrams to direct The Force Awakens is "Who is Luke Skywalker?"according to Entertainment Weekly, he could not seem to elaborate on what the questions means.

One thing is very clear. Like is essential to the story although people are keeping him off of the big screen for the time being- unless he is cleverly hidden.

Han Solo on the other hand is seen a lot in the trailers. And he even tells his younger companions that the stories that they have all heard over the years are true which is another sign that Luke has played a very major role in the Empire's history.

“It was the thing that struck me the hardest, which was the idea that doing a story that took place nearly 40 years after Jedi meant that there would be a generation for whom Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Leia would be as good as myth,” said Abrams. “They’d be as old and as mythic as the tale of King Arthur. They would be characters who they may have heard of, but maybe not. They’d be characters who they might believe existed, or just sounded like a fairy tale.”

As for Rey, the young girl that was abandoned on the dry world of Jakku, the Luke story could be inspiring. “So the idea that someone like that would begin to learn that the Jedi were real, and that the Force exists, and that there’s a power in the universe that sounds fanciful but is actually possible, was an incredibly intriguing notion,” Abrams says.

As for Finn, the greatest enemy that he could ever think of would be Luke but somehow he ends up using Luke's saber which once was Vader's.

Mark Hamill is not even willing to answer the infamous question. He only responds by saying "I'd like to answer that, but it would give away the secrets of Episode VII."

No matter how persistent you are, Hamill keeps his lips sealed- that must be hard when the younger fans ask him where Luke is at. "They don't understand non disclosure agreements, they just want to know what is happening. It has not been easy, but the wait will soon be over" says Hamill.

Luke might be in the trailer after all, but we all might have missed it. The figure who’s brushing R2-D2’s dome with a robotic right hand in the April trailer might be Luke (top image). At the moment the shot is shown, Luke, who narrates the trailer, says “I have it,” speaking about the force in his family.

Actually, Luke could have been in the trailer after all, but we all just missed it. What if the figure brushing R2-D2's hand is him? All we have heard about Luke thus far is his voice in the April trailer saying "I have it".

“The thing I’m most grateful for is that anyone’s asking any questions," said Abrams. “We’ve tried to give people a taste. But you’ve got to be careful that you don’t start to give too many bites. They can start to get full. They can start to feel like they’ve seen the whole movie before they have.”

Well there it is- an entire article about where the heck Luke could be at. Nobody knows for sure but we do know that he is going to play a wildly important role in the upcoming movie.



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