Marvel’s ‘Star Wars’ Comics Finally Offering Explanation of How Luke’s Lightsaber Returned After Bespin


When Disney started the sequel trilogy they took Luke’s lightsaber and gave it Rey via her “being called to it” and Maz Kanata having it in her possession.

When Han asked her “Where did you get that?” the answer she gave to him and the audience was “A good question. For another time.” Setting audiences up with the expectation to eventually get an answer.

But if we learned anything from the fractured story lines of the sequel trilogy it’s that answers are scarce or decidedly unimportant. Many of the questions set up in The Force Awakens, were either ignored or completely solved by The Last Jedi. As a result The Rise of Skywalker seemingly set out to undo parts of The Last Jedi in an attempt to get Abram’s story back on track.

But many fans were upset that questions like this one went unanswered. Immediately my husband I knew exactly that would happen. Disney would use all of these plot holes and unanswered questions as a way to make even more money with extra books and comics. We were right! Because why answer questions in the movie most people see when you can try to force them to buy more to get answers.

Now Disney is using Marvel comics to finally answer the question about how Maz Kanata got Luke’s lightsaber.

In the comic we see Luke get his hand cut off in Bespin, by Darth Vader, in the events of The Empire Strikes Back. This time we are shown that the lightsaber is caught by someone and they send Luke a message that says “…Follow Your Destiny.”

But who is this cloaked figure?

There are many guesses circulating, including a force ghost, perhaps Obi-wan. Others think it could be characters from animated shows like Ahsoka Tano.

CBR posted one theory that puts the figure as Luuke from the Timothy Zahn, Thrawn Trilogy Books back in the 1990’s. Luuke was a clone of Luke Skywalker and the extra vowel was used to denote a clone.

This would be very unlikely for a couple of reasons. 1. Luuke was a clone supposedly created from Luke Skywalkers lost hand. So he really couldn’t be there then. 2. Disney says they scrapped the Expanded Universe (EU.) However that doesn’t seem to stop them from re-canonizing characters and then making them different for their own story purposes, so I guess it’s totally possible.

As an old EU fan, this is not the way to win back fans.

Soon fans should finally get answers to this long standing, sequel trilogy question. Issue 3 is releasing next month (February 26th according to the Marvel Comic Store) and according to CBR “brings the heroes back to Cloud City specifically in search of the lightsaber.”

Here’s the official write up for this issue:

“RETURN TO CLOUD CITY! The end of the war and the final defeat of the REBEL ALLIANCE are inevitable as the cunning IMPERIAL COMMANDER ZAHRA unleashes her fury against the splintered and scattered survivors. But where have the Rebellion’s greatest heroes gone when their cause needs them the most? LUKE SKYWALKER’S only hope at becoming a JEDI KNIGHT was lost during his battle with DARTH VADER…and so he, PRINCESS LEIA and LANDO CALRISSIAN must return to CLOUD CITY to find it! But Leia has her own covert mission to accomplish there…and Lando’s mysterious reason for returning could very well ruin their only chance at success!”

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Source: CBR, The Marvel Comic Store, Star Wars Battlefront Forums, SciFi Stack Exchange,


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