SPOILER WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi Adaptation #6
In Marvel’s adaptation of Star Wars: The Last Jedi from the film to comic pages, you’ll find little gems seen for the first time that make director Rian Johnson’s story all the more sweeter. In short, these scenes, whether it’s a subtle visual, someone’s thoughts or actual lines spoken, act as bonus scenes.
The final issue brings the movie’s closing battle to life, focusing on Luke Skywalker facing off against Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren in one of the franchise’s most memorable moments. However, the big takeaway here is that we’re now privy to Luke’s final words, or more specifically his inner thoughts, as he dies and becomes one with the Force.
This adaptation hasn’t shied away from giving fans more of Luke, which goes a long way to make things up for those who felt he was robbed of a stronger presence in the film. In these comics, we saw him mourning the death of Han Solo, learned his biggest regret about how he handled the Jedi Order when Darth Vader died, and where he felt he let Rey down in training her as his successor. Now, we get further insight into how he views his time with Ben Solo and his nephew’s eventual fall from grace, with all these emotions barreling into their climactic fight.
Before we get to Luke’s final thoughts, we see him accepting does he has to teach Kylo one final, strict lesson, reiterating that no matter how much hope everyone has, Ben’s long gone. “I’ve been waiting for this moment for a long time,” he says as he stares down Kylo’s fleet on the salt planet of Crait. “One final chance to set things right,” he continues, as he lures Kylo out for one last duel.
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