Rian Johnson Defends His Use of Luke Skywalker In Star Wars: The Last Jedi

It goes without saying that Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the most divisive Star Wars movie ever released. Half of the audience seems to like the movie, while another half hate it with a lot of passion.

One of the biggest criticisms for some fans was that Luke Skywalker acted out of character in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Some people did not feel like The Last Jedi Skywalker was the same Luke Skywalker that was in the original trilogy.

However, The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson has now defended his version of Luke Skywalker via a new Twitter reply. You can read what he had to say on the matter posted below.

Luke is in fact 100% consistent with his character (not the way he’s described in marketing blurbs, but his actual, based-on-his-words-and-actions character) from the OT. I’ll be at the bar if you need me.

Luke was an optimistic and courageous character in the original trilogy that valued the life of most human beings including his own father who was Darth Vader.

In The Last Jedi, he became a bitter old man that left the Resistance to fight on their own and he nearly killed Ben Solo who was his own nephew.

This will be a debate that will never get solved, but most fans are hoping the Luke Skywalker character can finally redeem his actions when Star Wars: Episode IX releases next December.

Luke Skywalker will more than likely appear as a Force Ghost in Star Wars: Episode IX to guide both Leia Organa and Rey.

He might also interact with Ben Solo/Kylo Ren to try and convince him to go back to the light side of the Force.

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