Looper director Rian Johnson’s follow-up to Star Wars: The Force Awakens (the currently untitled Star Wars: Episode VIII) is still a long way off, and that means hungry fans are scrambling for any new scraps of information they can get their hands on. With that in mind, we now have a detailed description of the main outfit Luke Skywalker will be wearing in the movie.
When the Jedi master was briefly re-introduced in the closing moments of The Force Awakens, he was rocking an Obi Wan Kenobi-esque grey and white robe, but if Making Star Wars’ description is accurate, he’s going to be garbed in an outfit more reminiscent of the one he wore at the beginning of The Return of The Jedi when we see him again next year:
Luke Skywalker wears a darker costume compared to what we saw in The Force Awakens. This costume is more evocative of his Return of the Jedi clothes in cut and color. His undertunic reminds me of Count Dooku but his very dark grey cape drops over the top of his shoulders and chest like a shawl. This leaves his right arm free but half of his chest covered by the cape. It’s almost similar to the asymmetrical cut of Captain Phasma’s cape, but more like a shawl in the way it cover his chest.
The website commissioned artist Lumberjack Nick to come up with an accurate (if a little cartoonish) depiction of the costume, which you can see below. Apparently, Rey’s clobber is also similar to what she’ll be wearing in the film.
We know the next installment is going to pick up directly where The Force Awakens left off, with Luke being convinced to train Rey, but aside from that we don’t have a whole lot to go on. Perhaps after Rogue One releases next month, more details will begin to emerge. We’ll keep our fingers crossed.
Star Wars: Episode VIII is set to hit theaters on December 15th, 2017.
Source: Making Star Wars.net