: The Last Jedi” is already making a killing at the box office as it heads to an opening weekend north of $200 million, which means thousands of “Star Wars
” fans are finally learning more about what happened to Luke Skywalker. Mark Hamill
reprises his iconic role in “The Last Jedi” and has one of the film’s most essential storylines. The actor joined director Rian Johnson
to talk about Luke’s fate in a Q&A with Entertainment Weekly.
[Editor’s Note: Spoilers for “The Last Jedi” follow.]
“The Last Jedi” ends with a major bit of misdirection on Luke’s part. During the epic battle between the Resistance and the First Order on the mineral planet of Crait, Luke finally makes his grand return and engages in a lightsaber fight with Kylo Ren (Adam Driver
). Luke and Kylo’s duel ends up being just the distraction the Resistance needs in order to safely escape the planet