It’s Star Wars fever and the hype train for The Last Jedi is on full throttle. We’re all dying to see where the next instalment is taking us and the end of The Force Awakens teased us with Luke Skywalker standing on a hill and looking menacing. He’s expected to be the mentor for young Rey as she learns the ways of the Jedi, but Luke was taken through a bunch of designs before they settled on a grizzled dude in a hood. Like could have turned out much different than how we see him now and one of the proposed ideas was to make him blind.
Rian Johnson, writer and director for the movie, told the following to Vanity Fair:
Did I ever tell you that early on when I was trying to figure out the story for this, I had a brief idea I was chasing where I was like, ‘What if Luke is blind?’ What if he’s, like, the blind samurai?’ But we didn’t do it. You’re welcome. Didn’t stick.
A blind samurai Luke sounds cool as hell, but it wouldn’t make much sense in the whole context of the movie or universe. It’s an interesting angle to take, but it would have caused a lot of concessions in other parts of the movie. It was only a fleeting idea, but it’s good to see what the thought process was like when they had to reintroduce all of these classic characters back into the world.
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