Luke is fine. He will be in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The uproar of what happened to Luke after he was left off the poster and trailers was expected. So says JJ Abrams, while speaking to EW…
No one forgot about him! We were hoping people would care, but there are a lot of things that are not on the poster, as busy as the poster is. Certainly Luke is a very important aspect of the story.
Abrams got into the back story of Episode VII:
It was the thing that struck me the hardest, which was the idea that doing a story that took place nearly 40 years after Jedi meant that there would be a generation for whom Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Leia would be as good as myth, they’d be as old and as mythic as the tale of King Arthur. They would be characters who they may have heard of, but maybe not. They’d be characters who they might believe existed, or just sounded like a fairy tale.
So much has been said. So much will be pondered upon as the opening date approaches for Star Wars: The Force Awakens on December 18th. It seems for Rey and Finn the tales of Luke, Leia, and Han will be watered down, or in the realm of myth, and they will set on an epic adventure to find answers. What happened to Luke seems to be a major plot point for the film and is being guarded by JJ as such and I for one am so glad that even though there is a ton of information out there you won’t get anything but theories and conjecture when it comes to what exactly Luke Skywalker has been up to for 30 years.
Well then, are you the least at ease hearing that Luke is part of JJ Abrams plans?