Read on for a potential spoiler about a little fashion detail in The Last Jedi that might go on to mean some big things for Luke and the other characters in the sequel trilogy. Let it be known. This is a rumor and not confirmed.
The folks at Making Star Wars revealed that Luke will be wearing a special necklace in The Last Jedi–one that holds a red crystal. Doesn’t sound that exciting yet? Well, Making Star Wars connects the dots for us and theorize that this crystal is a kyber crystal. Better yet, it’s the red crystal that once powered Darth Vader’s lightsaber!
Seem far fetched? Well, it could be. It could also be very possible. I have no idea how Luke would have gotten the lightsaber in the first place, as I thought it was assumed his weapon fell down into the depths of the Death Star II when Luke chopped off Vader’s hand. But crazier things have happened in the Star Wars universe, much like Kylo Ren’s scar jumping from across his nose to across his eye!
In the article, which can be read here, Jason Ward stands by his source in saying Luke is wearing a necklace with a red crystal, but it is his own journalistic skills that aligns this piece of news to another rumor he was privy to a while back.
So is Luke wearing a necklace with a red crystal? Quite possibly. It’s such a small piece of costuming that I can buy leaking out, but the possibility that it’s Vader’s red kyber crystal? That’s a bit harder to believe.
What would be really cool, if this turns out to be true, is Luke constructs a new lightsaber with that crystal. In doing so, the crystal would be white, since we know that’s what happens when a Jedi takes possession of a Sith kyber crystal (via “Ahsoka”). I would love to see Luke taking out some First Order stormtroopers and Knights of Ren with a white saber!
This could also tie into the fan theory that the Acolytes of the Beyond (from “Aftermath”) are in some way related to Snoke and the Knights of Ren. The would love to get their hands on a piece of Vader’s legacy.
How would you all feel if this turned out to be true? Let us know in the comments below!