Rumor: Luke Skywalker’s Whereabouts in Star Wars: Episode 7.


The guys from ThisIsInfamous shared another Episode VII rumor, this time about the whereabouts of Luke Skywalker in the upcoming movie…


It looks like there a pretty big dosage of speculation added to the rumor but nevertheless check it out:


Excerpt from ThisIsInfamous:

From what I’ve been told, Luke hasn’t been missing for a full 30 years, only about 10, with his early time post-RETURN OF THE JEDI being spent rebuilding the Jedi Order. Yeah, Luke had some things to do, in order to help get things back on track after the fall of the Empire. In addition, he has grown so powerful with his command of the Force that he can literally move mountains or bring down ships with merely a glance.


But then Luke begins to feel a disturbance in the Force… and starts to feel the lure of the Dark Side. If word about the Emperor’s resurgence is true, I believe his presence and desire to court young Skywalker once again is the root of this new evil. Because he knows just what a danger he would be if successfully convinced to switch sides, Luke goes into a self-imposed exile and disappears.


But where does he go? That’s right. DAGOBAH!!


Luke Skywalker relocates to Yoda’s old home planet, and that is where he will be found and reunited with his old lightsaber by friends both old and new.


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79 thoughts on “Rumor: Luke Skywalker’s Whereabouts in Star Wars: Episode 7.

  • September 12, 2014 at 12:07 am

    Move.. mountains..?

  • September 12, 2014 at 12:10 am

    YES !!!! JUST LIKE George Lucas said Luke would be super powerful !f awesome if true.

    • September 12, 2014 at 3:28 am

      So.. Exactly how are we going to show a mountain move with ‘practical effects’?

      On another note, this sounds like it was written by ‘FanBoy’. Palpy’s back (zzzz..) Luke is SuperJedi yet fells tempted to join dark side b/c he has too much power. K.K. Rusch tried this angle in her EU book ‘The New Rebellion”; it sucked then, and it sucks now.
      IMHO, of course..

    • September 12, 2014 at 11:17 am

      Well if you think about it Palpatine is kind of Luke’s grandfather.

      Shmi gave birth to Anakin who was “inseminated” by the dark force of Palpatine. (At least that’s what I got from Enmity telling Qui-Gon and then from Palpatine telling the story of Darth Plagueis to Anakin at the opera in ROTS).

      Could Luke be feeling the dark-side of Palpatine reaching out to him because of their connection?

      Another long-shot … could Darth Plagueis still be alive. Is he the ancient evil that has been waiting for the time to rise again?

  • September 12, 2014 at 12:17 am

    This is the FIRST rumor I actualli like. And makes more sense than other stories. Regarding the Emperor. I´d like to see him again, in some spin off movie of Empire days. Not here. 🙂

    • September 12, 2014 at 3:08 am

      I don’t really think it would minimize Vader’s sacrifice. It was more the thought that counted than anything. He had to do an act of good to be redeemed. The outcome of the act isn’t really what’s important. That being said, I don’t think I want to see the Emperor back in this film. I think there’s a greater evil power at work anyway.

    • September 12, 2014 at 4:04 am

      Yes, it would.

    • September 12, 2014 at 6:52 am

      Palpatine is not coming back from the dead – we’ve established this, and Ian McDiarmid said so himself.

  • September 12, 2014 at 12:19 am

    Luke can be tempted by the dark side still. Why not? Evil Luke sounds interesting anyway.

    • September 12, 2014 at 1:06 am

      I don’t want interesting just for the sake of being interesting. I want things to make sense. Would you expect Yoda or Ben to still be tempted in their old age? Luke’s silly powerful, but he’s still concerned about temptation?

      • September 12, 2014 at 1:52 am

        Why not. It’s the only place in the OT they haven’t reused yet.


      • September 12, 2014 at 3:02 am

        Well, Ben and Yoda were already in isolation and far from temptation as old men. Luke has friends, a sister, possibly a niece, potentially students he has trained – attachments Ben and Yoda didn’t have.

        • September 12, 2014 at 3:27 am

          Part of being a matured Jed is greater resistance to the temptation of the dark side. That’s why Yoda and Ben wanted Luke to complete his training before facing Vader. So why then would a proven Jedi Master be so concerned about this?

          • September 12, 2014 at 3:53 am

            What’s this about Luke passing the “ultimate test?” He got his butt kicked (or roasted) by the Emperor and the only reason he was able to take down Vader was because he got MAD and was using the Dark Side of the Force. If Vader didn’t rise and kill Sidious (and fulfill the old jedi prophecy) Luke would have been dead meat.

            True, I like the idea of Luke being super powerful. That would make him a very good target for the Sith who will use him to power up some kind of magical device on Morriband. But hiding in Dagobah? It’s like Lucasfilm wants to do everything in their power to make 40+ year old fanboys happy. X wings, McQuarrie this- McQuarrie that, return of Chewbacca, Han, Leia, etc. I’m still waiting for when Disney will throw us PT fans a bone for once.

          • September 12, 2014 at 4:53 am

            Well you PT fan boys got the clone wars cartoon at least it was very good. I know rebels is coming out but i’m not interested in it because I could care less about those rip-off characters.Now its our turn to see more of OT characters with up to date effects that we never got to see before.

          • September 12, 2014 at 5:42 am

            @Tim Snow,

            just shut up and be glad with the knowledge that Disney is catering to you.

          • September 12, 2014 at 5:50 am

            Anon 4:53,

            Actually, Lucasfilm is not even respecting us “PT” fanboys because if I want to own the last of the Clone Wars (the best part of the series, btw,) I have to go all the way to Germany to buy it.

      • September 12, 2014 at 4:01 am

        It doesn’t make sense. It didn’t make sense in “The New Rebellion”; and it doesn’t make sense here.
        I’m supposed to believe that luke really has something to gain by going Sith? Nope, not buying it.
        If this is the plot for Ep7, I’m walking out.

        • September 15, 2014 at 3:09 am


  • September 12, 2014 at 12:28 am

    While I’m not completely sold on the source, I have to say that this makes perfect sense, both from a continuity standpoint (who but Luke and Artoo know about Luke’s connection to Dagobah?) and also in terms of where Luke’s instincts would tell him to go if he needed to hide from a Force-sensitive enemy – or even if he just needed to back away from the rest of the galaxy for awhile and ponder the nature of the Force undisturbed.

    What I don’t buy is the notion that Luke is running from a reborn Emperor. I think it’s far more likely that whatever the dark side threat may be in the new films, it’s something far older, more mysterious and more powerful than the Emperor ever was. After all, why retread old ground when you can one-up what came before?

    But Luke hunkered down on Dagobah? It may be another bunk rumor, but if it’s not then it would seem to dovetail perfectly with what we know of Luke from the OT.

    • September 12, 2014 at 5:43 am

      such a boring, predictable storyline. And another excuse to return to the OT planets which we’ve seen before.

      • September 12, 2014 at 6:59 am

        Oh stop your whining. It’s a safe bet that Disney will continue the tradition of giving us at least one new planet per movie.

  • September 12, 2014 at 12:30 am

    I like that he’s gone into exile on Dagobah. But I don’t like the reason. It’s so predictable. I mean seriously?

    “But then Luke begins to feel a disturbance in the Force… and starts to feel the lure of the Dark Side.”

    Oh, how very original.. Why not something interesting and new? Maybe he came across something and had to go into hiding? Maybe this starts a mystery once they find Luke. Why do we have to be bogged down yet again with being lured to the dark side? I don’t buy it. I don’t believe that with all those story meetings KK talked about, they would just hack off some buy-the-book reason for Luke Skywalker, and come up with something so hap-hazardly predictable and stupid. I would have thought they would have wanted to protect this character a bit more than that. I mean we’ve already seen Luke be tempted with the dark side in ep 6 anyway. We get it. He’s not going to turn. He’s the hero. Done. His arc is resolved. Why repeat it all over again in ep 7?! Move on for christ sake. GAH. All these rumours are just terrifying.

  • September 12, 2014 at 12:34 am

    yes, I’ve thought it might be Dagobah..but I think a dark side turn for Luke would be belated at this point..I would see him more as the Gandalf/ Obi Wan figure of this trilogy..still needs to be important, he was the main man..

    • September 12, 2014 at 12:42 am

      I agree. IMHO, if he’s not just an old Master who decided to retire to some out of the way place to ponder the great mysteries, then I would imagine that he would go to Dagobah in order to meditate and prepare himself for whatever the new “disturbance in the Force” may portend. (And I still think it’s something a lot older and nastier than the Emperor.)

  • September 12, 2014 at 12:43 am

    I’ve always thought we’d see Dagobah return. Especially after Mark Hamill said in an interview
    “-and to go onto those sets that provoke so many memories-”

    (Id absolutely kill for a yoda ghost/ Luke scene too.)

  • September 12, 2014 at 12:48 am

    Yes sounds the best I heard yet i could like that but luke should no be hiding?

  • September 12, 2014 at 12:48 am

    I like this rumor but I don’t really believe any of these rumors at this point.

  • September 12, 2014 at 12:55 am

    Something about this rings true. It’s something I have been thinking about a lot, and that is, if Luke is such a bad ass, how can any antagonist possibly defeat him? So perhaps we find that what Luke is hiding from is a new Empire that has made itself a cult to him in it’s own twisted way? Something like that anyway.

  • September 12, 2014 at 1:05 am

    Or perhaps, because there is no balance to the force because of no dark force users being around, that Luke is perpetually in a struggle with the force that wants to find balance through him? In other words, he feels a compulsion to use the dark side?Maybe?

    • September 12, 2014 at 1:15 am


      Say WHAT now?

    • September 12, 2014 at 8:13 am

      Balance ofthe force doesnt mean there being equal dark and light users…

      Its pretty heavily implied that the Dark Side only exists when the force is thrown out of balance.

      Personally I define the balance as being the jedi able to balance these two sides within themselves without fear of losing their way…

  • September 12, 2014 at 1:10 am

    I think it sounds plausible, what if the vision in the cave was misinterpreted and he genuinely does end up behind his fathers mask? Now there’s a new story arc!

  • September 12, 2014 at 1:18 am

    Two times in the comments people state they would like to see an age old threat. The Clone Wars had the Mortis arc with the father and his daughter and son. Which tied into a character and story that was going on in the old EU(Legends) Her name was Abeloth. If this is true I think Abeloth would make a great enemy for an over powered Luke Skywalker. If he is so powerful it makes sense that the threat would be someone as powerful as Abeloth was in Legends. Please no replies about Abeloth not being canon. We all know that. I’m not saying copy and paste the Abeloth and the stories she’s in from Legends. I just think it would be cool to have a character like that in the movies.

    • September 12, 2014 at 1:26 am

      Not sure i 100% buy it, but This is definitely the BEST SW7 Rumor I’ve heard! There are only 3 things I require from this movie:
      a.) Luke is an epic jedi Grandmaster
      b.) the Jedi are (at least a LITTLE) rebuilt
      c.) At least one force ghost cameo

      I don’t like the idea of the reborn emperor or Han flying something thats not the falcon. just make it GOOD Mr. Abrams. That’s all we ask!

    • September 12, 2014 at 1:49 am

      If something like that were in the movie….hmmmm….Leia has the potential to be as strong as Luke, and she hasn’t been tempted by the dark side yet. Lots of possibilities.

    • September 12, 2014 at 6:12 pm

      The Abeloth idea actually makes sense if the working title is “The Ancient Fear”.

      If he is feeling the disturbence in the Force by Abeloth or a similar character that would explain his exile.

      Meanwhile the Empire/Imperial Remnant is being manipulated by the Evil being into capturing Luke.

  • September 12, 2014 at 1:18 am

    Oh my gosh! Is Luke going to end up like Gollum? Noooooooooooooo!

  • September 12, 2014 at 1:19 am

    I smell Bullshit. Reads nice. Like the idea, but sorry don’t buy this one. Plus the Emperor stuff has been debunked anyway. Works if Luke were the main character.

    • September 12, 2014 at 2:31 am

      No wonder you can smell it – someone shovelling
      tons of it in that ‘rumour’.

  • September 12, 2014 at 1:24 am

    I love this rumor for some reason. I can see how excited i would be when the “friends” showed up. Awesome.

  • September 12, 2014 at 1:31 am

    This screams total and utter fabrication. Move mountains, yeah that’s not going to happen. Reads like the brain fart of some kid writing Star Wars fan fiction.

  • September 12, 2014 at 1:34 am

    Luke has become so powerful (he can move mountains, and has turned to the dark side) that he is lined up to play the villain in the 3rd Avengers movie!

  • September 12, 2014 at 1:37 am

    You fans here that keep coming on this web site with all your yakn about what you do like and don’t, prepare yourselves to be dissapointed with the new trilogy. You all are so dam picky, its really tasteless. There is no movie in the world that can please you peeps here. No matter whats in this new movie, you all are just gonna cry about anything. My opinion, dont watch the movie.

    • September 12, 2014 at 3:36 am

      We’ll be fine. As long as the ST are well-made films with engaging characters and stories, we can generally forgive the rest.

  • September 12, 2014 at 1:37 am

    Guessing he feels a strong disturbance and disappears to hide out/meditate/train/figure out how to be a force ghost/whatever. They go and find him and there is a big battle at the end and he gives himself to the force and becomes a force ghost a la Kenobi.

  • September 12, 2014 at 2:09 am

    The most interesting thing about this is the ‘self-imposed exile’….dunno about you, but those who put themselves in exile do not want to be found.

  • September 12, 2014 at 2:32 am

    No. This is lame. I would much rather see Dantooine or Ord Mantel than Dagodagh. (?) whoever said a Emporer spin of would be better than him luring Luke. I agree 100%.

    • September 12, 2014 at 2:48 am

      well if it’s to hide from another force user, Dagobah would make sense, Yoda chose it because the presence of the Dark Side would shield him from detection….They never explained why the dark side was present in this cave ?

  • September 12, 2014 at 3:03 am


  • September 12, 2014 at 3:24 am

    If luke is hiding on Dagobah and can move mountains with the force I will shit a Yoda sized turd right there in the theater.

  • September 12, 2014 at 3:30 am

    Sounds like BS to me. I like how he refers to Luke as “Young Skywalker” and he is 65. Whats new, Luke fights another Wampa in Episode 7?

    • September 12, 2014 at 5:45 am

      Shhhh, don’t say that too loud. Disney might very well do that, if only to make the diehards happy.

  • September 12, 2014 at 3:46 am

    Anakin was Space Jesus. Luke can move mountains with, ahem, “prayer”. Does this not sound like bad fanfiction based largely upon the popularity of these iconic characters?

    Why can’t Luke just be a regular Jedi Master given the incredible task of rebuilding the Jedi Order? Focus on his character, not his abilities.

    • September 12, 2014 at 4:55 am

      That’s exactly what it sounds like: Fanboy retread.

  • September 12, 2014 at 3:46 am

    I could see Luke fearing he will become his father. Touching the dark side and feeling that pain and suffering. Perhaps something happens or he does something that causes great pain.

    Maybe he starts feeling jealously, love, loss and everything a Jedi isn’t supposed to feel because it leads to the dark side. Having the attachments to Han, Leia and others in his life. Thinking he will eventually fall to the Dark Side like his father before him, he leaves into exile.

    I dunno, just spitballing.

  • September 12, 2014 at 4:04 am

    I’m imagining:

    They finally find Luke in Dagobah, in Luke’s home….

    *Knock Knock*
    “- Who is it, who is it. –
    – It’s me, Han, your sister Leia and your niece, Daisy –
    – Hummmm, come in, come in. Hungry you must be, c’mon, sit sit. That droid, I recognize. Artoo Detoo he is. ”


    • September 12, 2014 at 7:30 am

      HAN: Will you stop digging through our food supplies, kid? You’re making a mess! No-no-no-no! Put that down this instant! Why do you keep talking in that backwards gibberish? Wait, what? I don’t understand a word you’re saying! You need to come back home, Luke. We miss you. Chewy keeps staring at the door. The galaxy needs you! This is no time to be living like a muppet!

  • September 12, 2014 at 4:30 am

    Which aligns with that one rumor that has been consistently posted throughout the past several months.

  • September 12, 2014 at 5:14 am

    Assuming this rumor is at least partially true, when they say that Luke can literally move mountains, I’m hoping they use “literally” to mean its exact opposite, figuratively (just like people do in sentences like “I am so hungry I am literally starving,” or “If I hear one more bullshit rumor like that my head is literally going to explode”).

    OTOH, if the Force is now indeed balanced, and, given that the balance shifting towards the dark side in the prequels diminished the Jedi’s ability to use the Force, we should see more powerful Jedi and more impressive Force feats than we’ve seen in any of the live-action films before. (Assuming the moviemakers care about stuff like consistency.)

  • September 12, 2014 at 5:15 am

    There’s no way I want to see evil Luke!

  • September 12, 2014 at 5:43 am

    I think an evil Luke could work. He was fucked up from the very beginning because of his age. Even Yoda said he was too fuckin old to train. Plus, now we know how the whole younglings bs works.
    In ANH, Luke wasn’t patient about getting off the farm, in ESB, he was ignorant and ran off and got his hand chopped off (which may still be a problem if the rumors of the floating hand in space shit is true). In ROTJ, he almost fucked up and slipped over to the Dark Side the way he was hacking away at his dad like a lunatic. He just happen to look over and make the mechanical hand connection. Otherwise, the mf would’ve been hanging out with the Emperor. Also in ROTJ, Luke was rockin the black outfit, just like daddy and all the other Sith.
    So, at an old age, it’s believeable that Luke might be losing it a little and be tempted to join the much cooler Dark Side. He could even try to recruit the nephews/nieces.

  • September 12, 2014 at 5:48 am

    Why do something original when you can rehash an older planet and make OT fans squeal with delight.

    • September 12, 2014 at 6:43 am


    • September 12, 2014 at 8:08 pm

      Because you are being a PT loving douche? Get over the “whoa is me, nobody likes my precious PT movies” and quit bashing anything that remotely looks like the OT.

      Crazy how it is no longer PT bashing but OT bashing that has become the norm now.

    • September 15, 2014 at 3:09 pm

      PT was crap, that’s for sure, but I’m not getting this OT hype, McQuarrie hype, stealing scenes from OT hype, Dagobah and Tatooine hype either. Bring something new, Disney rebooters.

  • September 12, 2014 at 5:53 am

    This all seems way too much of a retread of paths we have been down before. Plus, I also don’t believe for a second that Luke is going into a self-imposed exile. This seems kind of ridiculous. He is the most powerful, living jedi in the Star Wars universe.

    He already learned about fear. No way he is fearful.

    If Luke is missing I believe it is because he is seeking answers to a disturbance in the force and/or trying to help someone.

    This has fanboy written all over it. I am surprised so many of you don’t see through this?? Really?

    Reread it. He doesn’t even know if the emperor is going to be involved as the new evil, but yet he knows what Luke does in response to the emperor?


  • September 12, 2014 at 5:55 am

    Evil Luke? You guys are off your rockers. There not going to rebuild the new trilogy off of evil Luke Skywalker!!

    • September 12, 2014 at 10:43 am

      Its not that Luke is going full Dark Lord, its that he could be furtherly being lured and is going to tap into a power we have never seen.
      Qui Gon did, he was refered to by Lucas as in the grey as far as Jedi go.
      This rumour sounds great. I want to see a force battle unlike anything before.
      This could be the Unleashed Luke Skywalker driven over the edge and cleans house.
      We dont know anything about Leia’s role yet.

  • September 12, 2014 at 7:03 am

    Why are people going on about evil Luke? Luke’s not going to be evil—certainly this rumor doesn’t give any indication for that.

  • September 12, 2014 at 7:33 am

    I really hope this rumor is false. I’m getting really tired of these tie-ins to the Original Trilogy. This is 2014, not 1980. If people are so inlove with the original films, just watch the original films. These new movies should tell a completely new story, with a completely new perspective, replete with its own unique twists and turns. From what I’ve hearing so far, they should call THIS the Star Wars Special Edition, because it seems to be an enhancement of IV, V, and VI, rather than its own origianl work. (Sorta like what Disney did with that awful new Tron movie.)

  • September 12, 2014 at 7:47 am

    Luke’s Jedi order is different for a start!

    It is now just a cultural thing among it’s ranks, & Luke is Grandmaster. They are primarily about living in peace, & do not directly control their own members, but members can be expelled and also blacklisted around the galaxy, sometimes hunted down, if they go totally rogue – only happend once since ROTJ. This is limited to their own. The Jedi are alot more lawless than before but also alot more live and let live. Essentially, they are a Qui-gon type Jedi Order. But they are not really explored until the second episode anyhow (Ep. 8)

    There are other force user groups that the Jedi work with when appropriate, examples being the anarchistic Rangers guild, many who they have a shared history with, and the most powerful force user known in the galaxy, Leia Organa Solo & her galactic wide post republic guild.

    Luke had been only missing for a little bit under a year, he had gone to investigate a planetary Wampa berserko phenomenon and had been lead onto a deeper mystery that relates directly to the start of the trilogy ‘big’ story.

    Luke just has found out stuff that will be really helpful to Leia, Han and the new heroes, & in their own stories they both discover this and meet up in both trying to locate Luke before it’s too late.

  • September 12, 2014 at 8:54 am

    You’re all delusional if you actually believe that Luke has been tempted to turn after the events of ROTJ.

  • September 12, 2014 at 9:20 am

    Ok, the new title of the movie is ‘Revenge of the Hutts’ and Luke gets swallowed by a Hutt!

  • September 12, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    Some of the rumors are starting to remind me a bit of Dune Messiah and Children of Dune. We know George was influenced by Dune [“Spice”, a desert planet, Sandpeople, and there is plenty of Bene Gesserit in the Nightsisters], so maybe he got some more inspiration from the series for the Sequels.

    Here is a bit from Wikipedia on Children of Dune. I’m not saying it is exactly this plot, but the rumors of self imposed exile and other bits we have heard did make me think of it. Maybe those who know the books better can dig up more.

    “At the end of Dune Messiah, Paul Atreides walks into the desert, a blind man, leaving his twin children Leto and Ghanima in the care of the Fremen, while his sister Alia rules the universe as regent. Awoken in the womb by the spice, the children are the heirs to Paul’s prescient vision of the fate of the universe, a role that Alia desperately craves. House Corrino schemes to return to the throne, while the Bene Gesserit make common cause with the Tleilaxu and Spacing Guild to gain control of the spice and the children of Paul Atreides.”

    And there is more in the plot that makes me think of the rumors and possible plot ideas, such as one of the dead villains from the first book taking possession of another character.

  • September 13, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    I’m going to chalk this report up as “utter rubbish”. You can’t spend 20 years establishing something as HUGE as the New Jedi Order, then just up sticks and bugger off, disappearing into the night fo the next 10 years. That’s just stupid. Can you imagine the state of the Jedi when he got back? Imagine if Palpatine had established the first Galactic Empire in Episode 3, issued Order 66, then went to Yavin IV and drank daquiris on top of the Massassi Temple for the next 10 years, hoping that Vader and Tarkin between them would run it in his stead with the same vision and direction as he was? Don’t be silly.

    • September 13, 2014 at 10:06 pm

      1: Who says the Order will be “huge” in any sense of the word. There may not have been that many Force sensitive people found. And/or they don’t have the type of impact on Galactic affairs that the original order did.

      2: Perhaps he had a vision that establishing the Order again would lead to more trouble, or that him sticking around would create trouble. We have no idea why he supposedly leaves and there are many reasons that could justify it happening. Maybe he saw himself turning to the Dark Side if he sought too much power in leading the Jedi.

    • September 15, 2014 at 3:23 pm

      Nah, there won’t be NEW Jedi Order nor NEW Republic. It will be Jedi Order and Republic -> originality according to Disney 😀
      But I agree, so far every plot is incredibly stupid and cheap. But I don’t await much from Disney, they know only reboots.

  • September 13, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    To all the rumors and potential spoilers:

    Will Luke turn bad or won’t he was ALREADY covered in episodes 5 and 6, the whole plot was how he didn’t turn to the dark side.

    (okay, he DID chose to wear black in ROTJ, but it was hot so let’s overlook that.)

    Having him turn bad would degrade the OT.

    And, even though I did want to see Luke in a romantic relationship, I wanted to see YOUNG Luke with a girl.

    It would just be so wrong, and I think “I am your father” WAS dramatic, but It’d be so overdone to do it now.

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