Every Star Wars fan has wondered- Will Lucasfilm and Disney ever bring about a new era of storytelling by putting Luke Skywalker as well his extended family behind? Right now that doesn’t seem to be the case since the Skywalkers are now more popular than ever with Luke’s appearance at the end of season 2 of The Mandalorian.
Also, Disney’s commitment to the past can be seen in their streaming lineup which are all about exploring more of the original and prequel series. As such, one can definitely take the Luke Skywalker appearance at the end of The Mandalorian season 2 to be a signal of more to come. So let us talk a little about the other streaming Star Wars shows and how Luke is connected to them all.
You can expect more Luke in The Book of Boba Fett itself. After all, that show will follow a character who met Luke Skywalker in Return of the Jedi before his “demise” in a Sarlacc pit.
But that’s not all. Another streaming show that is going to have Luke Skywalker connections is Andor. This prequel show is all about stealing and running away with the Death Star plans that as we know, Luke blew up. Along with Andor, you can add Ashoka to the list too. After all, the titular Ashoka herself was Luke’s father, Anakin’s Padawan.
One of the most highly anticipated Disney+ Star Wars series- Obi-Wan Kenobi is also about the character who will be Luke’s mentor. As for Lando Calrissian, he is of course really familiar with the protagonist of the original star wars trilogy.
Right now, it looks like Luke’s shadow will always be on Star Wars. We should mention that we are not even considering all those rumours that say that Sebastian Stan will be playing/should be playing Luke Skywalker. The only reason why we pay attention to this link is because it has been there for years and has been persistent as well.
Think that’s it about Luke? Not even close. Mikey Sutton is reporting that there’s a new project in development at Lucasfilm that will explore and develop Luke’s missing years between that of Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens.
Now, there is indeed potential in the project. After all, we are all curious to find out what actually happened to Luke that made him go from an optimistic all-powerful Jedi to one who became an old disillusioned hermit who gave up on the Force. However, we must say that there are only so many times they will be able to return to Luke, before things associated with him start to get repetitive. As such, it might take away the novelty associated with the character.
For now, we are intrigued about the new Luke project and hope that it actually ends up happening. But over time we hope that Disney dives into the sequel trilogy as well and develops the under developed characters there. In fact, they can start with the protagonist herself. Also, we should mention that with the rumours of Daisy Ridley in talks with Lucasfilm to reprise her role as Rey, we might end up getting all eras of Star Wars sooner rather than later.