Star Wars: The Last Jedi novel reveals possible love interest for Luke Skywalker


The release of the novelization for Star Wars: The Last Jedi is less than weeks away, but someone with an advanced copy has revealed the first line in the novel — revealing significant details on Luke Skywalker. Spoilers ahead.

The Star Wars: The Last Jedi novelization is unique among its predecessors; with the written adaption releasing months after the theatrical version. For decades, Star Wars fans have been able to use the novel as a compliment to the film immediately after the midnight showing release. But, for some reason, the novelization for The Last Jedi is different, with the book complimenting the Blu-ray release instead of the theatrical one.

Now, we know why, with significant details of the history Luke Skywalker revealed, with the opening line from The Last Jedi novelization — thanks to a “hero” with an advanced copy of the book. Major spoilers ahead on Luke Skywalker.


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The first line for The Last Jedi novelization reads as follows.

"Luke Skywalker stood in the cooling sands of Tatooine, his wife by his side."

Now that the “dust” has settled let that sink in for just one moment. Luke Skywalker has (had) a wife, at one point? That’s not true, that’s impossible, right? Well, within the Star Wars canon, Luke’s shown a keen interest in the opposite sex, so this possibility is not too far fetched.

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But, what in the blazes is Luke doing on Tatooine? Did he attempt to settle down for a bit before starting his Jedi Order? Or, did his beloved assist him in rebuilding it? If so, that leaves the possibility that she died with Luke’s students the night Kylo Ren emerged from the depths of the Dark Side of the Force. Even though that story arc is intriguing, it’s unlikely Luke married and settled down.

Skywalker is “married” to the Force, to his life’s work — once Yoda tasks him with the responsibility to pass on what he’s learned — which became his sole focus in life. It’s likely this line is an alternate future; one Luke sees while meditating on the Force. His life if he had stayed on Tatooine and didn’t join Obi-Wan on some damn foolish idealistic crusade like his father.

It’s likely these are the thoughts of Luke Skywalker before Rey arrives to disturb his trance. Quite frankly, it’s depressing. A man who gave his all for the greater good of the galaxy now left with regret. A thought of what could have been. Thankfully, Luke’s story does not end here, where he becomes a hero once again. A legend. Not the legend the galaxy wants, but the one it needs.

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The novelization for Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits stores March 6, 2018, worldwide.

Reserve your copy of the book here.