As the countdown to Star Wars: The Force Awakens 1st screening continues to fall, there is a question all avid Star Wars fans are asking… Where is Luke Skywalker?
Movie Director JJ Abrams answers the ‘big question’ in an interview with Slashfilm.com, without spoiling the storyline.
Abrams makes it clear that they didn’t forget to put Luke in the trailers. His absence, and how the characters in the movie view him, is a vital part of the storyline. You should be wondering where he is, especially since the new, young characters have a very different relationship to him.
‘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.’