Since the release of the new poster and trailer last week, there has been a lot of speculation among fans about where Luke Skywalker is in the marketing for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Many feel that he’s jumped to the Dark Side, and going by the thread of comments from this article, there are a lot of other theories going round about where the Jedi Knight could be in the seventh entry of the series.
So the question is: where is Luke? One person who would know, is director J.J. Abrams.
“These are good questions to be asking. I can’t wait for you to find out the answer,” Abrams told AP while on the red carpet of the GLSEN Respect Awards. When pushed if there was a reason why Luke has been left off the marketing for the movie, Abrams simply responded with, “it’s no accident.”
More fuel to the fire, it would seem.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for release on December 17th in the UK and December 18th in the States and sees J.J. Abrams directing returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Kenny Baker (R2-D2), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) and Tim Rose (Admiral Ackbar), in addition to Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (A Most Violent Year), Andy Serkis (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina), John Boyega (Attack the Block), Daisy Ridley (Silent Witness), Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave), Ken Leung (Lost), Miltos Yerolemou (Game of Thrones), Max von Sydow (The Exorcist), Jessica Henwick (Spirit Warriors), Christina Chong (24: Live Another Day), Simon Pegg (Star Trek) and newcomers Crystal Clarke and Pip Andersen.