Hello reader! It has been long past the Star Wars release date, but I felt that I needed to watch the new Star Wars film a couple million times first before I can make a post about it. There will be minor spoilers for the new Star Wars film, so if you are one of the unfortunate few who have not yet seen the movie, be warned that there are spoilers for the film.
Before the movie was released there were multiple character posters released
The notable absence from these character posters is obviously the original hero, Luke Skywalker. So, I decided to imitate one of these posters and create one surrounding Luke.
Even though Luke Skywalker was only present for a couple of seconds, and didn't even have a single line in the movie, I think that his presence still deserves to be represented.
I added two new characters, the ruthless, strong, and mysterious leader of the First Order Stormtroopers, Captain Phasma, and the bravest and boldest pilot of the Resistance, Poe Dameron.
Which character also deserves to be made a poster?
How would you rate this work?
On a side note, I would like to add my own theory about Rey's family heritage (taking into account multiple theories spreading across the galaxy). This has major spoilers from episode 7, and has potential spoilers from episode 8. So you HAVE BEEN WARNED: For starters, Kylo Ren did not kill all those Jedi whom Luke was training as mentioned in the movie. Instead, it was Rey’s mother. Let me explain. Luke married a young woman, who might have been a descendant of Palpatine, or perhaps the grand-daughter of Obi-Wan or maybe even both. She was strong in the Force, and Luke trained her along with the rest of the new generation of Jedi. But one day, she goes mad (under the influence of Supreme Leader Snoke), and kills her fellow newly trained Jedi. Sadly, in order to stop her, Luke had to kill his own wife, leaving him with the daughter she had borne to him, Rey. Luke finds that he can’t look at Rey without being reminded of her mother, not to mention his greatest failure. Luke also believes that Rey is too similar to her mother, and that such similar traits might result in a similar future catastrophe. So, he decides to leaves her on the planet of Jakku, and tells the food distributor (the 'one half portion' guy), to take care of his daughter. He thinks by doing this, she will be distanced from her genetic origins and avoid being put in dangerous situations, or worse, cause them. And since Rey spent her childhood with Luke, this would explain how she could understand Chewbacca, not to mention droid language, as well as be so good at finding and fixing things. Perhaps when Luke removed her memories in order to protect her, her abilities to do these things were not lost.
Luke realizes that Supreme Leader Snoke has become too powerful, and needs to be stopped. He and Han Solo then come up with a plan to have Han’s son Ben, who is strong in the Force, to infiltrate the First Order as a double agent. By blaming all of the Jedi deaths on Ben who then pretends to turn to the dark side, Snoke would then accept him as an apprentice. Once inside the First Order as the trusted ‘Kylo Ren’, Ben Solo would be able to feed critical information to Luke and Han, and to find the right opportunity for Kylo Ren to betray Snoke and to bring the First Order down for good. However, as time passes, Ben Solo gets frustrated and angry at having been sacrificed as Luke’s and Han’s pawn in this game, and he decides to walk away from them and then really does commit his allegiance to the First Order. Leia, however, was not informed about this ‘grand plan', so she had no idea her ex-husband and brother played such a major role to play in the downfall of her son. Luke, after realizing his tremendous failure, walks away from everything. He simply lost too much: His uncle and aunt, his two masters, his father, his wife, his daughter and now his nephew and apprentice. He was the one who stole the missing part of the Empire and R2’s map, so that nobody would be able to locate him. Somehow, the map was discovered played by Max von Sydow, who then passed it to Poe, but was then killed by Kylo Ren at the start of the film.
This is where the Force Awakens begins. At the end of the film, after Kylo Ren kills his father Han, he realizes that he has become an absolute monster. He thinks that the only way to redeem himself is to go back to the original plan: Help Snoke achieve what appears to be full power, but then to stab him in the back at the last critical moment when he least expects it. In order to do this, however, he believed he needed to kill Rey and Finn to capture completely the trust of Snoke, even though he had already killed his own father to demonstrate his allegiance.
In the final scene of the Force Awakens, Rey finds Luke. My interpretation of his face was that he was trying to face the truth: the truth about his past wife, and the truth about his daughter. Luke was standing in front of a badly made grave when we find him, and I believe that the grave was that of Rey’s mother. Luke finally has to face the truth that the Skywalker family still has a large role to play in this galaxy far far away.
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