It's pretty safe to say that [Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens](tag:711158) was perhaps one of — if not the — most anticipated movies in cinema history. Breaking box offices the world over and achieving widespread acclaim from fans and critics alike, The Force Awakens forever cemented itself in the annuals of cinema history.
But the follow up, [Star Wars: Episode VIII](tag:711868), could be even more anticipated than it's predecessor. Because it's going to be our return proper not to the Star Wars universe, but to one of the most iconic characters in sci-fi history. It is of course, Mark Hamill's Luke Skywalker, the last known Jedi in the Star Wars galaxy (until Daisy Ridley's Rey came along, that is).
When we got our first look at the post 30-year time-skip, Luke Skywalker right at the very end of Star Wars 7 he was received with rapt anticipation. But a short staring contest with Rey later and the end credits rolled without Skywalker even so much as opening his mouth.
But as it turns out, that might've been a good thing.
A pretty neat fan made video from RocketJump Film School entitled Luke Asks Questions has been making its rounds online recently, and it's a pretty interesting supercut of some of Luke's dialogue from the film that started it all, Star Wars: A New Hope. And as it turns out, Luke asks a hell of a lot of questions. Check it out below!
Does this remind anyone else of the young Anakin Skywalker (Jake Lloyd) from Star Wars: The Phantom Menace? Cause someone needs to shut that kid up — send him down to Tosche Station to pick up some power converters or something.
It's a refreshing reminder of how naive a character Luke was back in the A New Hope days. Young, sheltered, and setting out on a new adventure without any real sense of the world (or the galaxy, if you like), the character of the young Luke spent more time reacting to his surrounding rather than exploring deeper character development. Just like the audience, Luke is the one looking at everything in amazement and asking the important questions, like "What?" and "What's that flashing?"
By the time Star Wars 8 rolls around he'll definitely have a little bit more of a handle on things — you'd hope so after all he's seen and done in the Star Wars universe. Sadly there's still a long while to go until we'll see Hamill in action as the older, wiser, Luke Skywalker, as Star Wars 8 isn't set for release until December 15, 2017.
What do you want to see in Star Wars Episode VIII? Tell us in the comments below!
Source: RocketJump Film School (via YouTube)