In one of the more interesting articles in Vanity Fair’s “The Last Jedi” coverage, Lucasfilm’s Pablo Hidalgo talked to them about the Skywalker Lightsaber that is now Rey’s, and if we will see Luke ignite his green saber in Episode VIII.
Here is what Pablo had to say on that subject from Vanity Fair:
“In general, a lightsaber belongs to the person who constructed it. In The Force Awakens, Maz says that the saber is calling to Rey now. Whether or not it’s literally calling to her to become hers or it’s calling to her because she knows it will be taken back to Luke—we’ll see.”
Either way, the blade is no longer considered Anakin’s lightsaber by the Lucasfilm marketing department. It has now officially been dubbed “Rey’s.” As for that green lightsaber Luke made for himself, it has yet to resurface in any of the marketing materials surrounding the current trilogy. Has Luke abandoned it along with, potentially, his faith in the Jedi way? Will we see Luke wield it again in The Last Jedi?
Hidalgo says vaguely yet reassuringly: “We take to heart the lesson that Obi-Wan tried to impart to Anakin: ‘This weapon is your life.’ We’re not ones to lose track of lightsabers.”
I find the question Pablo posed about the lightsaber calling to Rey because it wants to become hers, or just to get back to Luke very interesting. We know she keeps the lightasber, but if it is because it wanted to go back to Luke and he rejected it, that will be a very intriguing plot point to me.
As for as the Lucasfilm marketing department referring to that iconic lightsaber as “Rey’s” now, I don’t find that to be too big of a deal, as this is her trilogy of movies, and that lightsaber is hers now regardless of the reason why, so it just make sense for them to refer it to as “Rey’s”as well.
For more lightsaber talk from Pablo Hidalgo, check out the full article at Vanity Fair