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11.06.2014

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Remember that big, very spoilery STAR WARS: EPISODE VII rumor from last month? The rumor surfaced over at Making Star Wars, and the site has shared some new details related to their original report. I know I'm being vague, but the rumor from last month and this new information are both major spoilers, and the last thing I would want to do is ruin STAR WARS: EPISODE VII for anyone.

You know how this works by now, right? I'll meet back up with you after the spoiler buffer.

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So Making Stars Wars' scoop from last month was the villain in STAR WARS: EPISODE VII will be Mark Hamill's Luke Skywalker, and the site has now posted new information about the character's mental state in the J.J. Abrams film.

I’m told that in the back story for the film, Luke Skywalker does something amazing with the Force. He’s really powerful, more of “wizard than lightsaber wielding warrior.” Basically, Luke Skywalker has a “Force Unleashed” moment and realizes he might be bad for the universe. The aftermath of that event is difficult for Luke. Luke Skywalker has become the most powerful Jedi ever, but he doesn’t believe he’s the wisest. He doesn’t want to make the mistake his father made by thinking he knows what’s right for the universe. Skywalker becomes somewhat deranged in his seclusion. He is consumed by his fear that if he should return to “society” his power could be misused, he could be manipulated, and he may accidentally hurt the one’s he loves.

For these reasons, to protect the galaxy and himself, Luke retreats into self-imposed exile for many years. I’m told he can’t always control the power. While he sits in a meditative state, he levitates things unconsciously and he’s not always in complete control and he’s never sure if he’s doing the will of the Force or acting on his own passions. Luke is seeing the past, the present, the future, “old friends long gone” and other things that prey upon his sanity. For most of Luke’s appearance in Star Wars: Episode VII, it is questionable if his madness will result in evil. Not even those that have known him for most of his life know if he’s sane or not. However, the villain and the new hero both draw Skywalker out and he’s forced to intervene in the galactic conflict. The imbalance he feared bringing back to the galaxy is set into motion by the new evil. But it is not only evil that brings Luke Skywalker out of exile. The good in the universe does as well when one of the heroes convinces him the place he is in is not where he belongs.

Making Star Wars also says "By the last act of the film, it is clear where Luke falls on spectrum of good and evil," and Luke Skywalker is described as “creepy and frightening in appearance” because you apparently "can see 'the fire in his eyes' behind his grizzled appearance during some scenes." But don't worry, the site goes on to say Luke will likely "atone with his place and power in the galaxy," and "by the end of the film, he apparently does, and our new heroes have a mentor to take on the old evil that has infected the galaxy during Skywalker’s absence."

It's certainly an interesting route to take with Luke Skywalker, and I think it could work. Many fans said they didn't like the idea of Skywalker being a villain, however I think most would be down with the character worried he's going to end up like his father. Maybe it'll be hinted Luke is at least a little in touch with his dark side and he's a gone a bit crazy, but I'm glad it's not looking like he'll be a straight-up evil bastard in the film. This is only a rumor though, so don't get too pissy or pumped about where Luke Skywalker's head might be at in STAR WARS: EPISODE VII.

STAR WARS: EPISODE VII opens on December 18, 2015.

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4:18PM on 11/06/2014

I don't like this...

I LOVE this. I think this perfectly suits Luke and the hero he is. Rather than threaten the Galaxy he goes into self-imposed exile, giving in to his own self-doubts...that sounds like something he'd do. Only to be shown (once a decent threat arises) that he was never a threat and that he's still a hero! I love it.
I LOVE this. I think this perfectly suits Luke and the hero he is. Rather than threaten the Galaxy he goes into self-imposed exile, giving in to his own self-doubts...that sounds like something he'd do. Only to be shown (once a decent threat arises) that he was never a threat and that he's still a hero! I love it.
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1:33PM on 11/06/2014

Go ahead readers, ruin the movie for your selves

While you guys are busy spoiling the movie for yourselves, I have so far evaded every possible leak and plot report. Opening week I will be watching the movie with a clean slate, not knowing what to expect, and if it's bad, then so be it. But I'd rather watch with the element of surprise than think to myself "I saw this on such and such, so I know that part is coming." There was an article on the Daily Mail about trailers showing too much...well I think fan boys ruin the experience by trying
While you guys are busy spoiling the movie for yourselves, I have so far evaded every possible leak and plot report. Opening week I will be watching the movie with a clean slate, not knowing what to expect, and if it's bad, then so be it. But I'd rather watch with the element of surprise than think to myself "I saw this on such and such, so I know that part is coming." There was an article on the Daily Mail about trailers showing too much...well I think fan boys ruin the experience by trying to see too much a full year before a movie is even released
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3:42PM on 11/06/2014
reading about something is different than seeing it.

hey at the end of godzilla there is a big fight - well that doesnt tell me anything. you have to see it.

for plot details that ruin the movie - i knew darth vader was lukes father BEFORE i saw the movie back in the day - but that didnt spoil it. it was the reaction of luke finding out that was powerful.

I agree that some details on plot can ruin a movie - if you give away who the killer is in a whodunit. but those movies were MADE
reading about something is different than seeing it.

hey at the end of godzilla there is a big fight - well that doesnt tell me anything. you have to see it.

for plot details that ruin the movie - i knew darth vader was lukes father BEFORE i saw the movie back in the day - but that didnt spoil it. it was the reaction of luke finding out that was powerful.

I agree that some details on plot can ruin a movie - if you give away who the killer is in a whodunit. but those movies were MADE for the reveal. Star Wars isnt like that. Anyway, im glad you were able to avoid spoilers thats your choice!

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11:49AM on 11/06/2014
This should have been the fucking plot to Episode 1!! Anakin should have triggered a race between good and evil trying to find this promised Jedi that will bring balance to the force. Ah well, even through this is a rumor, it's definitely one of the more intriguing ones...
This should have been the fucking plot to Episode 1!! Anakin should have triggered a race between good and evil trying to find this promised Jedi that will bring balance to the force. Ah well, even through this is a rumor, it's definitely one of the more intriguing ones...
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11:49AM on 11/06/2014

Fine

How can you stay sane around people when you can kill them just by thinking?
How can you stay sane around people when you can kill them just by thinking?
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11:50AM on 11/06/2014
That's why he thinks about baseball...
That's why he thinks about baseball...
10:40AM on 11/06/2014
It sounds like they're turning him into the crazy old 'Preacher' version of Paul Atreides from the 'Dune' sequels.

This is what happens when you don't drink your blue milk.
It sounds like they're turning him into the crazy old 'Preacher' version of Paul Atreides from the 'Dune' sequels.

This is what happens when you don't drink your blue milk.
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10:22AM on 11/06/2014
I think it's a great direction to take with Luke Skywalker. With how ROTJ ended, you have to consider how to make Luke still interesting. So the idea that he's not necessarily evil, but fears he can turn evil is an interesting direction to take and will hopefully provide a great character arc for the character. I hope this proves to be true, because it sounds like a natural progression of the characters, rather than relying on nostalgia to tell another Star Wars movie.
I think it's a great direction to take with Luke Skywalker. With how ROTJ ended, you have to consider how to make Luke still interesting. So the idea that he's not necessarily evil, but fears he can turn evil is an interesting direction to take and will hopefully provide a great character arc for the character. I hope this proves to be true, because it sounds like a natural progression of the characters, rather than relying on nostalgia to tell another Star Wars movie.
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10:26AM on 11/06/2014
YES! JJ has the tendancy to do that too much. But this is the perfect direction to go with Luke. Its cool and it makes sense. Why else would he exile himself!
YES! JJ has the tendancy to do that too much. But this is the perfect direction to go with Luke. Its cool and it makes sense. Why else would he exile himself!
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10:16AM on 11/06/2014
Actually, this sounds ok! Yeah if Luke becomes a villain that's a deal breaker for me. But this sounds very interesting. IF it's true.
Now, bring back the baddest MOFO in the Galaxy - LANDO!!!!!!!!!
Actually, this sounds ok! Yeah if Luke becomes a villain that's a deal breaker for me. But this sounds very interesting. IF it's true.
Now, bring back the baddest MOFO in the Galaxy - LANDO!!!!!!!!!
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10:05AM on 11/06/2014

stay tuned for next week's rumors....

......So Luke has become so deranged that he talks to himself in a similar fashion to Gollum from the Lord of the Rings trilogy, he even changes his voice when the dark side is in control, sounds very "Joker-y".
......So Luke has become so deranged that he talks to himself in a similar fashion to Gollum from the Lord of the Rings trilogy, he even changes his voice when the dark side is in control, sounds very "Joker-y".
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9:56AM on 11/06/2014
this is not so Luke Skywalker.it sounds like obi-wan
this is not so Luke Skywalker.it sounds like obi-wan
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10:03AM on 11/06/2014
But I think Luke is now the new Obi Wan of these films. So the description of your post would make sense than.
But I think Luke is now the new Obi Wan of these films. So the description of your post would make sense than.
9:49AM on 11/06/2014
Perfectly fine if this is the route that Luke takes throughout the course of the film. Sounds cool as hell.
Perfectly fine if this is the route that Luke takes throughout the course of the film. Sounds cool as hell.
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9:20AM on 11/06/2014

Sounds cool

I like the idea of Luke Skywalker battling his dark side, and I know Mark Hamill will be up for the challenge. I doubt this is what is actually happening, but it would be a cool story arc.
I like the idea of Luke Skywalker battling his dark side, and I know Mark Hamill will be up for the challenge. I doubt this is what is actually happening, but it would be a cool story arc.
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9:12AM on 11/06/2014
Something something dark side, something something complete.
Something something dark side, something something complete.
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