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Did THE LAST JEDI Novelization Reveal Luke Skywalker’s Wife?

Did THE LAST JEDI Novelization Reveal Luke Skywalker’s Wife?

The Last Jedi did not go the way anyone thought, but is the movie’s novelization about to shake things up even more by adding a Mrs. Luke Skywalker to the galaxy far, far away? We discussed it on today’s Nerdist News Talks Back, along with whether Mark Hamill will appear in the next Guardians of the Galaxy, and what new character descriptions might tell us about Stranger Things season 3.

Host Jessica Chobot was joined today by Nerdist managing editor Alicia Lutes, as well as producers Derek Johnson and Jesse Gill. They hit the hyperdrive on a report The Last Jedi novel opens with a line about Luke standing on Tatooine with his wife. Uh, we’re pretty sure that wasn’t in the movie (feels like we would have remembered that), so what could this mean? Is it a dream sequence? A deleted scene? A fantasy of Luke’s? Or could this mean Mara Jade might still be official canon? But after Luke’s death, does this even matter?

Speaking of Luke Skywalker, a Twitter conversation between Mark Hamill and his neighbor director James Gunn might mean a role for him in the third Guardians of the Galaxy. Would Hamill be a good fit for that world? With the way the movies mine nostalgia, are we surprised he hasn’t appeared in one already? Could this be how Disney finally connects Star Wars and the MCU? And who would be our dream cameo in Vol. 3?

Finally, with casting under way three new character descriptions for Stranger Things 3 have surfaced: a mayor who only cares about himself, a compromised reporter, and a kindly elderly woman who likes to garden. How do we think these roles will factor into the next season? Could any of them be a major villain? What new face in season two was our favorite? And what can the show do to get back to the level of its first season?

Nerdist News Talks Back airs live Monday to Thursday on our YouTube and Alpha channels at 1 p.m. PT , and we end the week with our brand new hour-long recap Nerdist News What the Fridays at 1 p.m. PT exclusively at Alpha. When you join us you can be a part of the conversation.

Which is way more fun than waiting for the Nerdist News Talks Back novelization to come out.

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Images: Lucasfilm, Netflix

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