Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s Rian Johnson Remains Coy About Potential Skywalker Reunion


Entertainment Weekly continues to peel back the many layers of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

From Poe and Leia’s ironclad bond to the erratic Kylo Ren, the outlet has left no stone unturned in its coverage of the upcoming Star Wars sequel, and the spotlight has now turned toward the Skywalker twins: Luke and Leia.

Together with Han Solo, they were the anchor points of Lucasfilm’s original trilogy. And yet, the star-crossed duo spent the entirety of The Force Awakens on opposite ends of the galaxy, as Luke Skywalker’s exile drove him all the way to the remote Oceanic planet known as Ahch-To. He is, in the words of Mark Hamill, a “broken warrior” once The Last Jedi begins, but the question remains: will Rian Johnson’s follow-up signal a reunion for the Leia and her long-lost brother? Turns out it’s not as simple as it sounds.

Per EW, director Rian Johnson commented on the outlet’s beautiful covers, noting that, “it’s nice seeing them on the cover, though. Even if all we have is that.” Wait, what?

If a Luke/Leia reunion doesn’t materialize, you can blame Luke’s decision to fall off the radar, as Hamill told EW:

Luke longs to have that extended family that he established in the original trilogy, but now he’s at a place in his life and in his history where he’s shunned all of that. The big question is why didn’t he respond to Leia during [The Force Awakens]? There’s a lot of things you can’t answer until you see this movie… It’s very important for Luke to feel grounded and feel like he has a family. I think he loves her dearly.

Their bond will live on, though, after they helped bring down the Galactic Empire and save the Rebel Alliance:

It was only at the end of Jedi that they became of aware of this bond. The real bond is that they’re Luke and Leia. They’ve gone through this adventure together. They’ve been through some rough stuff together.

With new intel on Snoke and the porgs (!) expected online tomorrow, keep your cursors pointed toward We Got This Covered for all your Star Wars needs. And remember, The Last Jedi hits theaters December 15th.