Luke’s Biggest Regret About Rey Revealed In Marvel’s The Last Jedi Comic Book Adaptation

Author Thumbnail BY Tiny Diapana - July 10, 2018

Warning: This article has spoilers for Garry Whitta, Michael Walsh, Mike Spicer and Travis Lanham’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi Adaptation #4.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi might have enjoyed both commercial and critical success when it was released in December last year, however the sequel to J.J. Abram’s The Force Awakens has become one of the most divisive films in the franchise.

Sure the film might have brought the Star Wars franchise to a new direction, but fans didn’t quite like the way they saw Luke Skywalker as a jaded hermit in The Last Jedi and how Luke passed the baton on to Rey (Daisy Ridley) in the film.

Now, thanks to Issue #4 in Garry Whitta and Michael Walsh’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi Adaptation comic book series (via CBR), fans finally get to learn more about Luke’s biggest regret with Rey.

Though Luke is hesitant to teach Rey the ways of the Force after sensing the immense power within her, he eventually decides to help Rey learn more about the Force. Though Issue #4 follows the exact same tutorial scenes Luke and Rey share on the big screen, the comic book does go deeper into Luke’s worries after seeing Rey leave huff and puff when she learns the truth behind the origin of Kylo Ren.

The comic book gives away some of Luke’s inner monologue, revealing how Luke sees a little bit of himself in Rey – headstrong, naive and ambitious – the same characteristics that he had when he ignored Yoda in The Empire Strikes Back and left in a similar fashion as well. The failure to break the naivety and rash behavior out of Rey is what Luke regrets the most as he watches the budding Force-user leave Ahch-To.

Of course, Luke had every right to be worried about Rey. The young Force-user hadn’t even completed her training with him, and it was her rashness that led her close to death at the hands of Supreme Leader Snoke. Even her mission to turn Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) to the Light Side had failed, despite her strong belief that she’d be able to save Ben Solo from the Dark Side.

It’s a very interesting issue, one that shows Rey as a flawed and complex character,  countering the criticism that the Jakku Orphan is nothing but a Mary Sue.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Adaptation #4 is currently on sale.

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Tiny Diapana is a literary dilettante and warrior of the written word. She has a penchant for poetry, with some of her compositions seeing publication in anthologies. Tiny is drawn to magic realism (eg. Salman Rushdie, Etgar Kerret) and books that are stylistic and Kafkaesque. Her free time is often spent on boardgames, books, manga, comics, pop culture series, movies and practicing bass.
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