Did Mark Hamill Just Verify Luke Skywalker’s Foreseeable Star Wars Future? Plus, a Strange Snoke Rumor …

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A couple of hours ago, Mark Hamill,, aka Luke mothereffin’ Skywalker, tweeted out a video of his beard being shaved off. No biggie; after all, he’s likely finished filming Star Wars: Episode VIII, aka Space Bear.

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Why shouldn’t he let his chin breathe a while? In case you didn’t notice, Hamill added a little footnote that would seem to indicate Skywalker’s safe passage to the next Star Wars episode, specifically Episode IX.


Some folks might just take it for granted that Luke will be around forever, but, if nothing else, The Force Awakens ***SPOILERS: MAJOR TFA SPOILERS*** proved no one is safe. After all … I don’t think anyone expected Han Solo would finally return just so that sniveling emo effwad son of his could kill Daddy. ***END TFA SPOILERS***

So, on that note, I’m quite happy and relieved that Hamill added the footnote. Presumably, TPTB are going to drag out Rey’s parentage as long as possible, and either we’ll find out during Rian Johnson’s Space Bear, or the mystery won’t fully unravel until IX.

Meanwhile, there’s a wacky rumor going around about Luke’s lineage — specifically, about his grandfather. If you don’t even want to contemplate such a thing, back on out now, because I’m going to throw it out there, even if I don’t believe it, myself. ***POSSIBLE EPISODE VIII SPOILERS AHEAD*** A purported (and unverified) YouTuber claims he/she has seen an Episode VIII script leak that reveals Anakin Skywalker’s father, one who has lured Luke by kidnapping Rey, may be …

Theoretically, by Snoke telling Luke he met Darth Vader and saying, “What father doesn’t meet his own creation?” the Supreme Leader implies that he is Anakin’s father and, therefore, Luke’s grandfather (and, therefore, possibly Rey’s great-grandfather?). Before you quickly wave away this posit, remember that Anakin was supposed to have been born of the force:

There was no father. I carried him, I gave birth, I raised him, I can’t explain what happened. (Shmi Skywalker)

Andy Serkis said of his character that he couldn’t have portrayed Snoke with practical effects:

The scale of him … he is large. Without giving too much away at this point, he has a very distinctive, idiosyncratic bone structure and facial structure. You could never have done it [in real life].

In other words, godly? Perhaps some physical manifestation of Anakin’s midi-chlorian parentage? Dubious as that video’s origins are, it’s an interesting theory. Everybody say, “Hmm.”

 

Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis has been writing about the entertainment industry for ​over seven years, and is the ​Editor-in-Chief at Oohlo, where she muses over television, movies, and pop culture. Previous Senior News Editor at Pajiba, and published at BUST.

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  • ChainedVase

    I love Star Wars rumours. Most of them aren’t true so they can’t be spoilers and it’s fascinating to see what people come up with on very little information. Whoever Rey’s parents turn out to be, it won’t be nearly as interesting as the speculation.

    • My favorite of late is some fan theory is that Maz Kanata (Lupita’s character) is actually an unrobed Jawa who appeared in both A New Hope and Jedi.

      • llp

        That’s interesting, actually. I think it seems unlikely – aren’t Jawa’s smaller than she is? (NERDself revealed)

      • ChainedVase

        Oooohhhhh this is my new favourite toooooooo. I hope this true how awesome would that be??

      • Fabius_Maximus

        I think she’s the same species as Yoda.

    • They’re so fun!

  • Mr Bissonette
    • get out that’s not even funny it’s TERRIFYING

      • A. T. Smith

        Exactly. How did Jar Jar get human hands?

  • Fabius_Maximus

    If Snoke is Anakin’s father, would that not make him Darth Plagueis, Paltpatine’s teacher, who was murdered by his disciple as per the Rule of Two?

    • ok they read to me as “pelagius” as in the guy who taught arthur in the oft scoffed but loved King Arthur . carry on.

      • Fabius_Maximus

        Eh, I misspelled Palpatine, so you found a mistake, just not the right one.

  • Since Lauren Cohan cut off all her hair did A HAIRSTYLE cause so many rumors. I should do something crazy with my hair so someone starts a rumor about me