Make sure you follow us on all social media platforms to stay up-to-date on the latest in Film and Animation. You can also check out our dedicated film channel for all of your Cartoon, Movie & TV needs. Chequered Past – Legacy In The Making Melancholy was the setting for this week’s release of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”, with Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) meeting his demise in front of Kylo Ren (Adam Driver). The dark side has asserted itself once again after a brief respite with Rogue One last year. In light of Luke Skywalker’s passing, what does his legacy mean for the future of “Star Wars”? Read on to find out more.
Where to start?
It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of “Star Wars” and have been since I was a young lad. I’ve collected toys, watched the movies countless times, and even created a Millennium Falcon lunch box. I’ve seen the original trilogy numerous times and have adored each new installment. It’s been almost a decade since I finished the original trilogy. I don’t think I’ve stopped humming the Millennium Falcon theme song in that time. While the new “Star Wars” film is fantastic, it’s important to remember that it isn’t the only “Star Wars” project in the works. In addition to the movie sequels and a television series, there’s an ongoing novel series, a comic book series, and a line of toys and collectibles. A new trilogy of movies is exciting, but we shouldn’t forget about the myriad of “Star Wars” content that’s out there.
Luke’s legacy in “The Last Jedi”
“The Last Jedi” marks the culmination of a long-held “Star Wars” desire to explore Rey’s origins and her relationship with the Force. The first film to tackle this was “The Force Awakens” and while “The Last Jedi” isn’t as focused on Jedis, it’s still an important part of Rey’s past. In “The Last Jedi”, Rey discovers that her parents, who raised her as a Jedi, were extractors for the6R2-D2. As a result, she is a slave to the “Force” and has no choice but to serve Luke Skywalker and the Galactic Empire. Read on to find out more.
What does Luke Skywalker’s legacy mean for the future of “Star Wars”?
“The Last Jedi” marks the conclusion of one story and the beginning of another. In many ways, it serves as the sequel to “The Force Awakens”, but it’s also its movie. It marks the end of the Skywalker saga and the beginning of a new one with a fresh set of characters and a new set of problems for Rey to solve. With “The Last Jedi”, the Disney Company continues to tell a new trilogy of Star Wars stories. While the first two films were child-friendly, the studio has clearly stated that it wants “The Last Jedi” to be more for Adults. While the first two “Star Wars” films focused on kids, “The Last Jedi” is a genuine “Star Wars” movie for grown-ups.
Let the legacy-making begin…
After a two-year wait, “The Last Jedi” finally arrived in theaters and did not disappoint. From the opening scene, in which Rey is forced to kill an old man and his grandson, to the incredible ending, “The Last Jedi” lived up to and exceeded all of the hype. The movie is action-packed and thrilling but also thoughtful and character-driven.
The Force Awakens: Resurrecting Rey
After a two-year absence, “The Force Awakens” made a triumphant return to the big screen. The first trailer for the film hit YouTube and has since been viewed over two million times. The anticipation was huge and it was clear that the second “Star Wars” film was going to be even better than the first. In “The Force Awakens”, we finally got to meet General Hux (Paul Bettany) and see what his legacy is at the expense of his fellow soldiers. What was already a dark and brooding film with a future Jedi-in-exile, “The Force Awakens” dialed up the darkness with the inclusion of General Hux? In “The Last Jedi”, we finally meet General Erso (Westworld’s Timothy Spall), the military genius who designed the devastating EMP bomb that destroyed the first “Star Wars” film.
The Next Chapter: What Does Luke Skywalker’s Legacy Mean For The Future Of “Star Wars?”?
After a two-year absence, “The Last Jedi” is finally coming to a theater near you. The first trailer for the movie dropped and it looks like it’s as good as we could have hoped for. “The Last Jedi” is the perfect storm of a great story, an incredible cast, and top-notch action and comedy writing. In many ways, the new “Star Wars” film is a culmination of everything great about the original trilogy. It takes what worked and improves upon it, while still staying true to the source. To top it all off, the movie is beautifully shot, has amazing CGI, and features one of the best score tracks of all time.
Will we ever see another “Star Wars” film without including Han Solo?
“Star Wars” is a movie family. There’s no way around that. After the first two “Star Wars” films, Harrison Ford decided to call it a career and it was an unfortunate but necessary decision. But the Han Solo character debuted in “A New Hope” and there was never any discussion of removing him. Many fans believe that Han Solo’s legacy will be continued in the upcoming “Star Wars” television series. So, the path forward for Han is still intact. The Han Solo character is the heart and soul of “Star Wars” and his death in “The Force Awakens” was devastating. Han Solo may not be around for long, but that doesn’t mean he can’t live on in our hearts and minds.
So, what happens now that Luke has departed the greater saga?
After witnessing the death of his father Luke Skywalker embarks on a quest to bring balance to the Force and the galaxy by learning from the best, the most powerful Jedi of all time, his father.Will “The Last Jedi” be the last “Star Wars” movie? The movie is already out and has been well-received. So, there is no chance of a “ Han Solo” solo movie. But if there was ever a time to bring Obi-Wan back into the “Star Wars” universe, it is now.
Despite the numerous distractions that have arisen from Han Solo’s absence, and the excitement of finally seeing “The Last Jedi”