The OG Skywalker, Mark Hamill, sent out a tweet not long after giving his thoughts on it. Chances are it was his first time hearing about it too since everything was kept so hush-hush until Friday afternoon.
“It’s not #EpisodeIXFromHisNap or even my suggestion: #EpisodeIXABunchMoreStuffHappens- It’#EpisodeIXTheRiseOfSkywalker! It’s time for the 8 months of speculation to begin. Is that Skywalker KYLO? LEIA? ANAKIN? LUKE? A previously unknown SKYWALKER? Is REY a Skywalker? #CoolTitle.”
Just because Luke passed away in the last movie does not mean he can’t show up in this one as a force ghost, and I genuinely hope he does so we can get a shot of him together with Obi-Wan, Yoda, and perhaps even his father, Anakin.