The Last Jedi changed a LOT of things and one of those things was the way Jedi ghosts are perceived and can be used in these films. Yoda had a brief appearance in The Last Jedi as he had a chat with his one-time pupil Luke Skywalker to snap him out of his misery. But it wasn’t Yoda’s sudden arrival that was impressive. It was the fact that Yoda, as a ghost, was able to summon lightning and to knock Luke in the forehead with his stick. Up until The Last Jedi, it seemed that ghosts were only able to interact with people through talking. It was never apparent that they could affect the outside world or the people in that world which could prove very interesting in Episode IX.
As we all know, Luke became one with the Force at the end of The Last Jedi which left fans wondering if he would return for Episode IX. Well, he is and that can mean a wide possibility of things.
Yoda has clearly shown us that ghosts are still very effective in the world of the living so doesn’t that mean that Luke can have a much bigger and more important role than Obi-Wan had as a ghost? J.J Abrams knows how to please the masses so wouldn’t it be absolutely incredible to see Force Ghost Luke standing alongside Rey in the war for the galaxy?
There have already been rumors that Luke will use the Force in a powerful way in Episode IX and if so that could make his mirage trick in The Last Jedi look like a busted mind trick (remember Qui-Gon?)
So, should Luke return like Yoda, as a physical ghost, or as a simple harbinger of wisdom like Obi-Wan in the original trilogy? I think I’d like to see a mixture of both elements.
It would be awesome to see him converse with Rey some more but in a friendlier fashion. And then it, of course, would be absolutely incredible to see him use the Force to maybe even combat Kylo Ren.
Whatever the case, I can’t wait to see Luke Skywalker in Episode IX and I hope his scenes are as awesome as I can imagine.
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