Luke has always been powerful but the latest shock reveals his powers are almost unimaginable and echo a Dark Side terror only seen once before in Star Wars canon.
It was impressive enough seeng Darth Vader thrown rebel troops around in Rogue One, but it seems his son can bring down Star Destroyers.
Remember the opening scenes of Episode 7? The movie opened with Rey scavenging in the wreck of just such a ship and culminated in the dramatic chase through the skelton in the Millennium Falcon.
Suddenly it seems this ship has far greater relevance that fans realised at the time. It seems Luke smashed this ship out of the sky…
WARNING POTENTIAL SPOILERS
Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi: The Legends of Luke Skywalker will be released next month and is written by Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy award-winning author Ken Liu.
It is an official release which makes the content part of the new Star Wars canon.
One of the short stories describes the crash of an Imperial Star Destroyer during a huge battle over Jakkua. This takes place soon after the events of The Return of the Jedi as the Imperial Forces were being destroyed across the galaxy.
The description of the moment is spine-chilling and casts a new light on Luke.
Youtube channel Star Wars Theory describes a scene from the book, which is published on November 1.
In the story, an imperial gunner on a Star Destroyer is recalling the terrifying moment he sees a hologram of Luke just before the ship crashes out of the sky.
In the book he says: “The bridge went dark. The overhead lights, the view screens, the blinking lights on the banks of consoles. Even the emergency lighting strips on the floor. All around us was the darkness of space…”
A hologram of Luke appears to reach out its hands towards the gunner as if to choke him and then the projector explodes.
The gunner adds: “I saw that the bridge windows were rapidly filling with expanding columns of energy… A jolt, as if the entire Star Destroyer had been picked up by a giant hand and slammed against the ground…
“The ship slowed, drifted, stopped and then the stark lifeless surface of Jakku swung into view, filling the windows, and we fell, we fell.”
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Can Luke really bring down entire ships from the sky? This has only been seen done before by Galen Marek, aka Starkiller, who was Darth Vader’s secret apprentice.
The new novel is set up to lead fans into The Last Jedi so the link backto Luke, Rey and jakku makes sense. It also further builds te myth and mysery about who and what Luke has become.
It should also be remembered that all the new short stories are regarded as legends, retold by second and third hand sources and, as such, may have been embellished.
Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi: The Legends of Luke Skywalker (£11.35, Disney Lucasfilm press) is out on November 1