It turns out that though Luke barely made the cut for The Force Awakens, his stock goes up a ton in Star Wars: Episode VIII. But, be warned, the news coming from the film's set is full of Death Star-sized spoilers. So much so that I had to cover my eyes in an attempt to copy and paste it. How much can somebody take from watching production unfold on set? A lot, actually.
Set Report Provides Episode VIII Spoilers
Without going into too much depth, the general feedback we saw in our quick glimpse was that Luke Skywalker is making up for lost time. After being nearly non-existent in Episode VII, the character is back in a major way. While the idea of him mentoring Rey was an obvious, his involvement in the broader story was unknown. At least, until now. If you don't want to drop into the spoilers below, just know that Luke still has the ability to kick a ton of ass. Possibly moreso than we've ever seen before. In short, he's old but definitely not diminished.
Tickled your fancy? Well, the report is below courtesy of MakingStarWars and StarWarsUnion. We've provided an image as your last chance of turning around before having a very important scene somewhat deconstructed.
And, just in case you thought one more tidbit might satisfy your appetite, know that the action required lots of wire work. Now we're wondering if this can relate at all to Mark Hamill shaving off his beard.
You've Been Warned: Star Wars Episode VIII Spoilers
Luke Skywalker and Rey are on Ahch-To just before nightfall as the sun sets in the background and it starts to rain.
Rey’s hair is pulled back. She doesn’t have the vest from VII on.
Luke and Rey are wearing the costumes previously described in other reports.
Kylo Ren and the Knights of Ren turn up along the coast.
Kylo Ren continues advancing towards the heroes with the Knights of Ren.
Kylo does not wear the mask here.
Kylo has the same cross guard saber as he did in VII.
Kylo’s costume looked the same as in VII.
Rey and Kylo Ren duel one-on-one and end up fighting along the cliff face overlooking the nighttime water.
Kylo wants his revenge after Rey disgraced him.
The Knights of Ren go for Luke Skywalker while Rey is left for Kylo.
Luke Skywalker engages the Knights on the beach while Kylo attempts to kill Rey.
The first black knight has an axe and moves towards the Luke but is Force pushed away to his death after being thrown through the air.
After Luke dispatches the first Knight he ignites his green lightsaber.
Luke moves through each Knight one-by-one.
Rey and Kylo’s battle moves up to the side of a cliff.
Suddenly Rey is nowhere to be seen. She’s taken out of the battle; she’s either wounded or appears to go over the side of the cliff.
Luke Skywalker casually walks towards Kylo to finish him but Kylo retreats when he sees his crew defeated.
Luke Skywalker is a badass Jedi and he’ll destroy your squad.
If you're reading it means you definitely turned to the Dark Side. Sigh, Young Padawan.