The appearance of Luke Skywalker in ‘The Mandalorian’ was a big hit with fans of Star Wars.
But as satisfied as they were with the results, many wondered if it was going to lead to anything more.
As Disney extends the amount of content they create from Star Wars, anything is undoubtedly possible. So, will Luke Skywalker ever get a Disney+ series of his own?
The story arc of Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars movies.
The hero of the original Star Wars series is Luke. Obi Wan Kenobi trains him as a Jedi in “A New Hope,” and takes him to Tatooine’s desert wastelands to rescue Princess Leia alongside Han Solo. Eventually, he discovers that his father, Anakin Skywalker, is actually the evil Darth Vader.
He redeems his father in Return of the Jedi and proves that there was always good in him. His comrades, meanwhile, manage to smash the second Death Star and, once and for all, overthrow the Empire.
Luke plays the part of a failed mentor in the subsequent trilogy. On the distant planet of Ahch-To, when Rey finds him, he has shut himself off from the Force. He almost struck down his nephew, Ben Solo, in a moment of weakness.
This was noticed by Ben, and his shift to the dark side intensified, where he became Kylo Ren. Luke trains Rey and challenges Kylo finally.
To give the resistance fighters enough time to escape the First Order, he sends a Force projection of himself to Crait.
The path of Luke is one of salvation and heroism.
While several fans disagreed with “The Last Jedi,” it’s evident that in both trilogies, Luke had a well-defined and well-executed plot arc.
The role of Luke Skywalker in “A Mandalorian.”
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The Mandalorian” follows Din Djarin, a Mandalorian who accompanies a young Jedi named Grogu across the galaxy, five years after the events of “Return of the Jedi. He attempts to find a Jedi in the second season to train Grogu. He meets Ahsoka Tano first, and he tells him to take him to the Jedi temple to try and get in touch with the Jedi there. Grogu is then abducted by the Moff Gideon-led Imperial forces.
They meet an army of Dark Troopers ready to kill them when Din and his team begin a rescue mission.
A lone X-Wing warrior turns up as they prepare to battle this force.
None other than Luke, who mows down the Dark Troopers and saves Grogu, is the pilot of the X-Wing.
Will Luke Skywalker ever get a Disney+ series of his own?
On Reddit, Star Wars fans debated whether Luke could get a Disney+ series of his own.
As no series starring Luke is currently rumored to be in production, the topic was mostly speculation. One fan said it will take away from the current story arc of Luke:
“I think digging too deep into the journey of Skywalker between ROTJ and TFA will only help to degrade the tale of him and the ST/saga, tbh.
He was considered a legend, even a god, before the events in TFA.
The rug is then taken out from under our feet.
When we see this case in slow motion, the effect of this discovery is totally diluted.
What else needs to be said about Luke in the movies that wasn’t already established? There are sites like comics and novels if there are any stories to tell. A Luke-centered TV series would need either a lot more CGI than was required for a “The Mandalorian,” episode, or a recast. Both will undoubtedly attract criticism at some level over the course of a series.
More than likely, with no further repercussions, Luke’s presence in The Mandalorian will remain an enjoyable, momentary surprise.
At the most, he will be seen in season three for another cameo appearance.