George Lucas Came Up with the Idea for Luke to be in Exile

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Uh-oh, it seems anger towards the choices for Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars sequel trilogy might need to be aimed at someone else…

According to a new article by Slashfilm, a new book which contains the art that inspired Star Wars: The Last Jedi features some concept art that was commissioned by George Lucas when he pitched Episode VII to the company. Part of the pitch for the new movies was that Luke Skywalker was in a bad place and shut himself off from his friends, refusing to teach a new generation the ways of the Jedi.

The main difference in George’s take was that Luke would have been found and reunited with his friends in the third act of episode 7. So why did this story change? Those involved with the creation of The Force Awakens, realized that Luke Skywalker would better serve the needs of the story as the person that everyone seeks, but does not find until the final scene of the movie. This allowed Han Solo more time as the mentor of the story, and the visuals of Luke training Rey on the site of an old Jedi temple were shelved for the next movie.

You can check out some of the concept art below, which sees Luke meditating in some sort of Jedi chamber below…

Page from the Art of Star Wars: The Last Jedi book

About Star Wars: The Last Jedi:

Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits North American theaters on December 15, 2017. Directed by Rian Johnson and starring Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, Benicio del Toro, Laura Dern, Jimmy Vee, and more! Music will be composed by John Williams.

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Slashfilm