The Star Wars franchise has inspired hundreds of memes over the years, and one image of Luke Skywalker pointing a lightsaber at his face became so popular that Mark Hamill himself shared the image — but the photo isn't actually from the movie. The original trilogy centers around Luke Skywalker becoming a Jedi, discovering the identity of his father, and saving the galaxy. In the movie, Luke immediately begins letting the Force guide his hand as he slowly wields the lightsaber. The meme endures because of its inherent comedy: that a future Jedi would immediately point the galaxy's deadliest weapon directly into his face without a second thought. However, Luke never actually did this in Star Wars: A New Hope — the image is a set photo, and didn't happen in the original movie. The meme became popular enough that in , Mark Hamill posted it on Twitter and asked if the photo was actually from the movie or just a production still.
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There is an image appearing which some are claiming comes from within the Lucasfilm cubicle farm. If this is genuine as claimed, then it would appear that the Lucasfilm Story Group is treating the Luke Skywalker character in the same manner that an immature teenage girl treats old phases in their Teen Beat magazines. Or like a serial killer marking off their latest victim. You decide.
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The Star Wars franchise is full of a lot of iconic imagery. From the Millenium Falcon soaring through space to lightsabers illuminating a battlefield, the visual aspect of Star Wars is oftentimes just as important as the narrative at any given time. Aside from the more bombastic aspects of the Star Wars galaxy, one of the most beloved features of the franchise is the many outfits that key characters will wear throughout each film. Clothing often serves as a sign of evolution in Star Wars films, and there are few characters that evolve so dramatically over the course of the franchise as Luke Skywalker. Most LEGO games have shown great care to make sure that each of Luke's looks gets its own respective model in game, and LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga has shown that it will be continuing this tradition through the number of models that have already been revealed.