‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Features Clever ‘Return Of The Jedi’ Nod

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi featured quite a lot in its long-awaited trailer, but one thing that has hardcore fans of the franchise excited is that there’s a really subtle detail paying homage to 1983’s Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.

As shown above, the newest Star Wars movie features a scene where Luke finally takes the lightsaber that Rey offered him at the end of The Force Awakens as a plead for help. But eagle-eyed fans have noticed that there’s great attention to detail in this scene, as there’s a dent at the wrist of Luke’s cybernetic hand. As anyone who has seen Return of the Jedi can tell you, Luke was shot in this same area during the rescue mission to save Han Solo:

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ILM and Lucasfilm have been very good with paying close attention with these movies, and ultimately it’s the little things like this that make the Star Wars universe have its lived-in feel that connected to so many people. In any case, the biggest thing on many a fan’s mind is what Luke will actually say to Rey after being reunited with his – and his father’s – old weapon of choice.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi will rise on December 15, 2017. The movie’s cast includes Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa, Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn, Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, Lupita Nyong’o as Maz Kanata, Kelly Marie Tran as Rose Tico, Laura Dern as Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo, Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma, Andy Serkis as Supreme Leader Snoke, Domhnall Gleeson as General Armitage Hux, Benicio Del Toro as “DJ”, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, and Jimmy Vee as R2-D2.

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Thor Ragnarok Justice League MoviesThe summer movie season may be winding down, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some amazing films still coming out this year! It just opened the fall box office with a bang, earning the highest opening for a horror film, and there are quite a few films set to follow its lead. The holiday season in particular is always a great time for movies, with Oscar contenders and big-budget family-friendly movies being released simultaneously.

Of course, the movies on this list aren’t the only films coming out this year — they’re just some of the ones with the biggest marketing budget, making it easier for people to know they are coming out soon. So, if none of these movies seem interesting to you, do a little research and see if there are any great independent or foreign films coming to your local theaters!

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Grant Davis

Grant Davis

A Texan freelance writer with interests in Star Wars, superhero movies, and entertainment in general.