Detailed Description Of Luke Skywalker's Star Wars: Episode VIII Costume

Making Star Wars claims to have an accurate description of Luke Skywalker's costume in Star Wars: Episode 8, but there's another little leaked detail, less verifiable, that could prove far more consequential to the plot of Episode VIII.

Potential spoilers (albeit minor ones) lie ahead. This costume is more evocative of his Return of the Jedi clothes in cut and color.

Luke Skywalker wears a darker costume compared to what we saw in The Force Awakens. It's nearly similar to the asymmetrical cut of Captain Phasma's cape, but more like a shawl in the way it cover his chest.

Now, MSW has released more details on the costume, including an artist's impression by Lumberjack Nick. While the shades-of-white look was appropriate (and a fairly literal expression: the white-robed knight shrouded in a grey hood that he removes, expressing hope coming out of darkness - do you get it?!) for that big reveal moment in The Force Awakens, now he comes into Episode VIII as the hardened teacher.

It is also suggested that Luke may have a new power in the upcoming "Star Wars: Episode 8" that will entail him to tap into other's mind and instill in them the ways of the Force. The costume is supposedly worn during a scene in which Rey is "frustrated with Luke's teachings". In fact, he didn't have any kind of belt visible for this costume, and MakingStarWars says "there's some contention as to if Luke ever actually uses [a lightsaber] in this film".

Naturally, all of this should be taken with a grain of salt until we see or hear something official, but I love this. Perhaps, like the Emperor, he's too powerful to need a lightsaber. And more importantly, would he even want to handle a Jedi weapon again after watching Ben Solo, his own student, betray him and murder so many innocents?

Star Wars: Episode VIII, directed by Rian Johnson, continues the story of the "Skywalker Saga", and the ongoing tale of Rey, Kylo Ren, Poe Dameron, Finn, as well as the legacy characters from the original trilogy.

While this leak is far from confirmed, the possibility that Luke doesn't wield a lightsaber throughout Star Wars: Episode 8 is too intriguing to ignore.

  • Salvatore Jensen