A GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY (CBS Las Vegas) – The new “Star Wars” trailer seems to have everything — Tie Fighters, X-Wings, Han Solo, a desert planet that may be Tattooine, and even a glimpse of Darth Vader’s burnt helmet.
But keen-eyed “Star Wars” fans have noticed something missing: Luke Skywalker.
The absence is notable because, of course, Luke’s journey was the focal point of the Original Trilogy. And while Harrison Ford’s Han Solo features prominently in the trailer, nowhere is Mark Hamill seen.
Based on the trailers and sneak peeks so far, “Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens” will be the story of Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Finn (John Boyega) battling a new focus of evil: Kylo Ren (Adam Driver).
Much was made when it was announced that Mark Hamill would reprise his role as Luke Skywalker in the new movie. But since he has not been seen in any publicity material as Luke, fans have come up with a theory to explain why we haven’t seen the character.
On Twitter, many speculate (spoiler alert) that Luke will have turned to the Dark Side of the Force, and may even be revealed as the movie’s ultimate villain.
There’s been no word from director J.J. Abrams.