WARNING: Spoilers ahead for Star Wars: The Last Jedi
There have been plenty of “mindblowing” details and revelations shared about the Star Wars saga since the arrival of The Last Jedi to close out 2017. The real world reaction to the film can’t stop folks from combing through to discover the connections to the older films, especially when the actors that made the series a success start to leave it all behind. A recent tweet by writer JM McNab and shared by Insider shines some spotlight on one particular moment from the film and how it ties into the beginnings of the Luke Skywalker’s adventure.
As you can see in the tweet, McNab points out that Luke Skywalker’s story began with Leia Organa reaching out for help via a projection. It ends in a similar fashion as you can see in the tweet below:
It doesn’t really hit you when you see the movie in the theater — not to mention the number of people who weren’t pleased that Luke appeared in that form for the film’s climax — but you see that Rian Johnson and the others behind The Last Jedi did try to tie back to the original films and close out that story to create something new. That’s not to say he succeeded, but the effort is being revealed as people continue to watch.
For folks online, their feeling about McNab’s tweet was pretty clear:
It’s probably for the best that Mark Hamill doesn’t return to the series at this point. He’s done his duty to pass the torch, and while he had problems with how Luke was handled, it seems like it was a proper end the more fans comb through it.