Luke Skywalker is wielding his old lightsaber once again in an official international poster for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The original trilogy protagonist is set to have a substantial role in this December’s highly-anticipated sequel, and there are many burning questions about the character fans want answered. In addition to Luke’s reasoning for exile and whether or not he’ll full commit to Rey’s training, many want to know if he will use a lightsaber at some point in the movie. For most of the Episode VIII marketing campaign, Skywalker was seen sans weaponry, with a walking stick his main accessory.
Things have changed recently, however. A promotional collectible glass included an illustration of the elder Luke standing triumphantly with his lightsaber in hand, making it seem he will pick up the sword he lost all those years ago on Cloud City. Lucasfilm is now doubling down on this imagery as their international advertising revs up.
The Japanese Last Jedi poster has been revealed, and while it bears heavy resemblance to the domestic one-sheet, there are some very obvious differences. Rey and Luke have traded places, and Skywalker is clutching his family’s lightsaber in a gloved hand. Disney has confirmed to Screen Rant this is official. You can check it out for yourself in the space below: