10 Things You Didn't Know About Luke Skywalker

Freddy Krueger is responsible for Mark Hamill playing Luke? What?!

The reception towards Luke Skywalker as a character has always been notably mixed; movie-goers have often debated Luke's "coolness," with many criticisms pointing at his... shall we say whiny nature. But even with all the chat of toshi stations and power converters, there's no denying that Luke is a cinematic icon to end cinematic icons, and Mark Hamill's performance - whether you like it or not - plays a huge part in that. And hey, maybe you'd whine a bunch too if your dad with Darth Vader. Fans presumably thought they'd seen the last of Luke after Return Of The Jedi tied up his epic story, and yet - against the odds - he's now back in the saddle for a brand new trilogy; he was the driving force behind The Force Awakens, briefly appearing in the flesh in the final scene, and is set to play a bigger role in Episodes VIII and IX. That said, how much do you really know about Luke Skywalker? To celebrate the Jedi Master in all his glory (and the fact he's set to make a stunning return in Star Wars: Episode VIII), here are 10 things you didn't know about Luke Skywalker...


Sam Hill is an ardent cinephile and has been writing about film professionally since 2008. He harbours a particular fondness for western and sci-fi movies.