So, Luke was just following Obi-Wan’s example. Perhaps giving himself up to The Force and ascending to the next level was the final test for Luke, a destiny he may have been having an internal struggle with, maybe thinking he wasn’t worthy to move on after what happened with Ben Solo. But, then Rey comes into his life and reinvigorates him.
So, here comes The Rise of Skywalker. When I look at that title, I can’t help but think that Luke is going to rise up in a huge way. When I read my mind reads it as The Rise of Luke Skywalker. That he will return in a form that we have yet to see in an effort to continue to help Rey and her friends on whatever Journey that are embarking on.
After all, at the end of the trailer for The Rise of Skywalker we hear him say, “No one’s ever really gone.” That’s followed by the laugh of Emperor Palpatine, who must have ascended to a higher point in the Dark Side of The Force. I would love to see an epic battle between Luke and Emperor Palpatine in this movie! If they are both coming back in some form, it only makes sense to see that happen! Hell, what if he fights alongside Anakin, Yoda, and Obi-Wan!? And wouldn’t it be cool if they were their younger selves!?
I hope that Luke Skywalker has a much bigger role in the story than we think. As we’ve come to learn in this new trilogy, a balance in The Force was never really achieved. The whole point of the Skywalker prophecy was to bring balance to The Force. The only way it makes sense for the Skywalker saga to come to a close is for that prophecy to finally be fulfilled by a Skywalker and I want that Skywalker to be Luke.
So, that’s my silly Star Wars rambling for the day. Feel free to share your own thoughts and opinions on the matter in the comment section below.