The script for Star Wars: The Force Awakens was recently sent out to the Writers Guild of America for awards consideration.
Slash Film got a glimpse of the screenplay via third hand sources, and now new details about the pivotal moment at the end of the film have been decoded.
In the last scene, newly awakened Jedi Rey (Daisy Ridley) finally meets the legendary Jedi, Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill). This was the only time we saw Luke appear in the film. Some fans kind of expected Luke's absence in Force Awakens due to the trailers; however, many were still left baffled and disappointed when the character didn't get much screen time.
Well if anything, the Star Wars: The Force Awakens script is showing us that Luke will be playing a bigger role in Star Wars: Episode VIII.
Here's three main points gleaned from The Force Awakens screenplay.
Luke Stayed In The Planet "AHCH-TO" During His Self-Exile
It's a planet with a "pristine and mighty OCEAN…endless BLUE, dotted with random, beautiful, mountainous BLACK ROCK ISLANDS, dotted with countless GREEN TREES." "Ahch" is "brother" in Hebrew, which means it's possible that Luke could be Rey's brother or Rey and Luke are somehow connected by blood. However, it could simply mean General Leia (Carrie Fisher) sending Rey to find her brother. It could also stand for "Act 2" since the scene leads to the second film in the new generation trilogy. At this point, only time will tell what it means.
Luke Knows Rey Was Coming
The script describes the moment as Luke having no "need to ask her who she is, or what she is doing here". Luke looks at Rey with "kindness in his eyes, but there's something tortured, too." One explanation could be that Rey is Luke's daughter. Another obvious explanation could be that the Force is strong between the two so Luke already sensed Rey coming was inevitable.
Luke Was Hesitant About Rey And The Lightsaber
During the last moments in the film where Rey holds out the lightsaber to Luke. The scene was described as "An offer. A plea. The galaxy's only hope". The ending: "HOLD ON LUKE SKYWALKER'S INCREDIBLE FACE, amazed and conflicted at what he sees, as our MUSIC BUILDS, the promise of an adventure, just beginning…" Note "amazed and conflicted." This could mean Luke was surprised at the fact that Rey obtained his lightsaber, but at the same time he's afraid Rey would end up like Kylo Ren/Ben Solo and she might turn to the Dark Side.
Alas, only time will tell whether any of our suppositions are true. I'm expecting most questions answered when the second installment of the new trilogy, Star Wars: Episode VIII, releases on December 15, 2017.
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