The Missing Luke

IMG_9666I wondered why Luke Skywalker was “missing” from the new STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS poster and trailer for just a second before realizing that he is right there in front of us in the form of Kylo Ren.

Ron Conery, co-founder of TekPub, agrees.  Check out “Luke Skywalker, Sith Lord” on, in which Ron walks us through scenes from RETURN OF THE JEDI (the last great STAR WARS film) to support his theory that Luke Skywalker has turned to the dark side.

But on second thought, such an obvious solution to Luke’s absence may simply be a marketing ploy to get aging fanboys like myself buzzing and put butts in seats on opening night.  The San Jose Mercury News certainly thinks so.

And then there’s this piece of insight.


Best.  Analysis.  EVER.  🙂

Is Kylo Ren Luke?  Is Kylo Ren Luke’s son?  Will THE FORCE AWAKENS make us forgive & forget the last three STAR WARS films?  We’ll find out this December (you see, it’s already working).


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