Star Wars Fan Finds Heartbreaking Connection Between The Last Jedi And A New Hope

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It looks like Star Wars fans have managed to spot a poignant and heartbreaking connection between The Last Jedi and the very first Star Wars movie, A New Hope.

While The Force Awakens sequel by Rian Johnson took bold risks to drive the franchise forward, the latest sequel trilogy installment did its best to honor the previous films in the saga, scattering references to films from the original trilogy.

One of these little references is Luke's (Mark Hamill) Force projection on Ahch-To. Though fans initially believe that Luke has finally left Ahch-To to join his sister Leia (Carrie Fisher) on Crait, viewers later on learn that the Jedi Master instead used the Force to project an image of himself and face his estranged nephew Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) in order to save the Resistance.

Taking to Twitter, a fan points out that this act of projection actually mirrors Leia's message for help in A New Hope, bringing the twins' fate together again.


Though some might say the reference is purely coincidental, Johnson himself took the time to like the tweet, confirming the poetic use of projections to circle Luke's journey. Luke's fate has always been tied to his sister's and it's heartbreaking to know that in real life, Carrie's already passed away.

We wonder how Lucasfilm is going to close Leia's story in Episode IX.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is currently available on Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital HD.

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