Even though the Skywalker Saga films have come to an end, Luke Skywalker continues to play an important role in live-action Star Wars.
He made an unforgettable entrance in the season 2 finale of The Mandalorian and received a great deal of focus in the sixth episode of The Book of Boba Fett while training Grogu. A young Luke Skywalker will appear in the upcoming live-action Obi-Wan Kenobi series as well.
While many fans loved the inclusion of the iconic character in The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett and are looking forward to seeing young Luke in Obi-Wan Kenobi, other fans feel that Star Wars has a Luke Skywalker problem and that there is too much reliance on his character in the stories currently being told.
It is worth noting that the next live-action show coming after Obi-Wan Kenobi—Andor–will likely not include Luke, making it the first live-action Star Wars series to do so.
StarWars.com confirmed that Andor will take place 5 years before the events of A New Hope. This means that Luke is still on Tatooine at this point and is 5 years away from joining the Rebellion and beginning his journey as a Jedi Knight.
In a story focused on Cassian Andor and the Rebellion at this stage in the timeline, there is no reason to bring Luke into the story. He should still be hidden away on Tatooine, not yet taking his first step into a larger world.
Andor will likely be a breath of fresh air that shows what it is like for Cassian and the Rebellion to struggle and grow in their earlier days. It is also a chance for Star Wars to create compelling live-action content that does not rely on iconic legacy characters from the original trilogy.
The premise of the Obi-Wan Kenobi series necessitates seeing a young Luke. The focus on Grogu learning from a Jedi in the post-Return of the Jedi timeline in The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett makes Luke perfect for those series as well.
Luke being in Andor wouldn’t make sense, though. This is an exciting prospect for some fans while others will be disappointed to see live-action content without their favorite character.
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