How Old Is Luke In A New Hope And When He Dies In Last Jedi?
When “Star Wars” returned to theaters in 2015, “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens” introduced fans to a new group of characters. Foremost among them is Rey (Daisy Ridley): the scrappy scavenger from Jakku who goes on to learn that there’s more to her life than trading in junk for food rations. Throughout the sequel trilogy, she learns of her Force abilities and becomes a fully-fledged Jedi in her own right, rejecting her Sith lineage as a Palpatine. Just like her mentor, Luke Skywalker, her journey begins when she’s just 19 as well.
In addition to her age, living on a desert planet, becoming a Jedi, and wondering about her heritage for most of her life, Rey also shares defeating Emperor Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid) and helping end a galaxy-wide conflict with Luke. As if all of that wasn’t enough, it seems her story will continue to mirror his. Lucasfilm has announced that a Rey-centric film is on the way set after the events of “Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker.” It will reportedly revolve around her reestablishment of the Jedi Order, which Luke tried and failed to do on his own decades before.
For Rey’s sake, hopefully, her crack at bringing back the Jedi won’t go exactly as Luke’s did, and the parallels between their two stories will come to an end.