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Did George Lucas want Luke Skywalker to survive ‘The Last Jedi’?

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Four months and change after the release of The Last Jedi, we’re still not quite done processing its most shocking moment: the heroic death, from long-distance Force projection, of Jedi Master Luke Skywalker. 

Least of all Mark Hamill, who for all his amiability seems to enjoy armchair quarterbacking director Rian Johnson’s decision to kill off Hamill’s most famous character. To watch The Director and the Jedi, a surprisingly affecting documentary on the just-released Last Jedi Blu-ray, is to see an actor torn between his desire to make the best movie on the one hand and grief for his alter ego on the other. Tellingly, there’s no resolution to this conflict in the documentary. Read more…

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