We’re still seven months away from the opening of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, so I hope the chair in which you’ve decided to wait this one out is still accommodating your backside. And since we probably won’t be seeing another trailer for Rian Johnson‘s chapter in the beloved saga for some time yet, are you up for a quick hit of Star Wars news? Just a little taste to get you through the day?
If so, just know that the latest round of The Last Jedi rumors dip their toe into possible spoiler territory. You’ve been warned.
As is often the case with Star Wars news, this story comes our way courtesy of the folks over at Making Star Wars. You know the drill: pinch of salt and all.
First, they take a look at some of the gear Luke Skywalker is armed with on Ahch-To, the lonely planet where he exiled himself after Ben Solo betrayed him and destroyed his burgeoning Jedi academy. It seems that Luke will carry a backpack and an electrified walking stick to help clear away critters (what became of his green lightsaber?), but the most interesting item in his space hobo arsenal is a mysterious compass:
In Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Luke Skywalker has a compass that guides his way. The compass is a box with a blue marble-like orb on the top. I believe Luke Skywalker moves his hand over the blue orb and the box opens up to reveal the compass inside the box. The interior of the box has metallic dials with Aurebesh writing inside denoting some “space” version of North, South, East, and West with a needle to point the way. The prop is probably the most beautiful piece of craftsmanship I can think of for a Star Wars film. It has a very old look to it but the inside is almost steampunk or like something mystical from Naboo.
But what does this compass point toward? And is it a technological item or a Jedi artifact, something powered by the Force? These questions remain unanswered at the moment.
The next bit is more a straight-up plot detail, so consider this your second spoiler warning. However, even the original article notes that one is a little shaky. They’ve been hearing that The Last Jedi features Rey and Luke parting ways, each of them going after a different villain:
While the stuff above is empirical evidence, this is less so. There is a rumor that near the end of the film, Luke is going for Snoke and Rey is going for Kylo. I asked the person that believes this to be true if they have an encounter in the film and they didn’t know for sure. It makes me wonder if we leave off the circumstances of the film with Luke going to embrace that he’s a Jedi again and he’s intent on bringing Snoke and the First Order down? If that’s the case, I wonder what makes him change from being the reluctant master to the Jedi he was supposed to be? The possibilities are fascinating. This part could be entirely wrong though, but I find the potential very cool.
So feel free to chew on all of that for a bit. You have time. After all, Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens on December 15, 2017. If you do want more, we wrote about the possible identity of Supreme Leader Snoke and why Luke may want the Jedi to end.
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