THERE IS ANOTHER SKYWALKER
THE DESTINY OF LUKE WE NEVER SAW ON SCREEN
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, there was a thing called the “Expanded Universe” (basically, a place where all our Star Wars pals got up to all sorts of new adventures, following the events of Return Of The Jedi). On 25 April 2014, millions of voices cried out and were suddenly silenced when Disney decided to scrap the entire EU, binning Luke, Leia, Han and Chewie’s post-Jedi lives as non-canon.
Still, they can’t wipe our minds like we’re droids or something – we remember exactly what happened to Luke Skywalker in the EU. Mainly because it’s sort of insane.
It all started sensibly enough. Luke celebrated his Death Star II victory by establishing the New Jedi Order on Yavin 4. Han and Leia’s twins, Jaina and Jacen Solo, eventually joined uncle Luke to train as Jedi apprentices. In a fairly massive coincidence, Luke met and fell in love with Palpatine’s former assassin (who ignored Palpatine’s final wish that she should kill Luke) Mara Jade, who Luke trains as a Jedi (oh yeah, she’s also Force sensitive). They eventually get married and have a baby, which they name Ben, after Ben Kenobi.
Unfortunately, this is where things start to get really nutty – the Emperor is resurrected via clones (don’t ask), and decides to have another go at tempting Luke to the dark side, which this time Luke ACCEPTS. But it turns out he’s trying to destroy the Sith from within, and he’s eventually able to reject the dark side and destroy the Empire, yay!
Sadly, Luke’s nephew Jacen Solo turns to the dark side and kills Luke’s wife, Mara Jade. Luke defeats Jacen’s Sith Lord, Lumiya, and Jacen’s twin sister, Jaina, duels with (and kills!) Jacen.
The Jedi are outlawed, and Luke and Ben travel the galaxy as exiles, fighting Sith. Eventually, Luke passes away, becoming one with the Force… Sam Ashurst
The amphibian Caretakers live on Ahch-To with Luke. It’s an emotional moment when Rey gives Luke his lost ’saber.